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Astronomy Day George Observatory

October Event: Free Annual Astronomy Celebration
 

Make plans to attend Astronomy Day at the Houston Museum of Natural Science’s George Observatory in Brazos Bend State Park. This annual October event is free with state park admission, open to the public and includes activities for all ages. Festivities begin in the afternoon, but this event really comes to life after dark when the stars begin to shine.

Dozens of telescopes—including our large research telescopes—will be available to give everyone a chance to enjoy the delights of the night sky, including star clusters, planets and galaxies.


Activities:

Take a simulated space mission in the BP America Expedition Center
View sunspots in the daytime with filtered telescopes
Explore the numerous indoor displays
Meet local astronomy clubs
Learn how to purchase and use telescopes
Hear astronomy presentations
Participate in children’s crafts
Take a guided tour of the constellations from the Observatory deck

This family event is sponsored by a dozen local astronomy clubs and NASA organizations. Find more information at www.astronomyday.net.

Entrance into the park is not permitted after 9:30 p.m. Park entrance fees apply.

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