A front row seat to the stars!
**Please Note - Due to flooding the George Obesrvatory will be closed until Saturday, July 11. The Members' Night at the George Observatory scheduled for June 12th has been moved to July 24th. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please check back for updates.**
The George Observatory, located about one hour’s drive south of Houston within scenic Brazos Bend State Park, is a satellite facility of the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
After a year-long restoration project, our 36-inch Gueymard Research Telescope is back and ready for viewing! A Ritchey—Chretien design, the telescope features hyperbolic primary and secondary mirrors which sharpen the image, eliminating the fuzzy edges around its center, what is known to astronomers as an off-axis coma. With optics this precise, the telescope brings to the naked eye the phenomena of deep space.
Three Domed Telescopes create a stunning view of the night sky!
Bring your family out to Brazos Bend State Park to enjoy the George Observatory. Admission to the Observatory includes telescope viewing through all three large research domes. Amateur astronomers also bring an array of telescopes for you to look through and learn about the night sky. Come early to enjoy a Discovery Dome movie and look at the Sun with our solar scope. As it gets dark we can begin viewing, weather permitting. Astronomers are located at every telescope to answer questions and position the scopes for you.
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.