25th Anniversary of the George Observatory
For 25 years the George Observatory has given Houstonians an intimate view of our place in the universe. Peering through telescopes we observe the vastness of space and bright galaxies, majestic rings and fire falling from the heavens. We’ve shattered the crystal sphere so you can touch the sky — to reflect on this precious moment in time and space.
Expand your vision! Celebrate the George Observatory now!
Celebrate the George's 25th Anniversary with us in 2014 with these stellar events!
25th Anniversary Weekend
Saturday, October 11
Open from 3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 12
Open from 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Love at First Sight
Celebrate 25 years of the George Observatory and the opening of our newly refurbished Gueymard Telescope this fall! With its brand new 36’’ mirror, the largest research telescope in the country available to the public is back and better than ever so you can observe the vastness of space and our majestic solar system with crystal clarity. When you visit the George and look out at our place in the universe, it’s love at first sight. Join us for a first look on Saturday, October 11th, or Sunday, October 12th, and celebrate!
Partial Solar Eclipse
Thursday, October 23
Open from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Discovery Dome and the Solar Scope will be available for guests.
Geminid Meteor Shower
Saturday, December 13
Open until Midnight