A front row seat to the stars!
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.
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.
**Please note that due to necessary repairs and maintenance of our 36-inch Gueymard Research Telescope, a new 11-inch, F 15-refracting telescope — donated by Preston and Donna Engebretson of Houston — has been mounted in that dome for continued viewing. Keep checking back for details on when you can come look through the 36” mirror. It will be love at first sight!
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