For directions and to find out more see the A-Day website: astronomyday.net
The Annual Astronomy Day event offers numerous activities for adults and kids of all ages:
There is plenty to see and do at the George Observatory in the daytime, but the observatory really comes to life at night! Observe the Moon and deep sky objects, enjoy professional research telescope viewing through 18", 14" and 36" telescopes. There will also be numerous telescopes of all types and sizes on the observing deck. You will be able to see craters on the Moon, and deep sky objects such as planetary nebulae, star clusters, and galaxies.
Food and refreshments will be available for purchase/dontation from Pearland BSA Troop 404, set up near the main entrance. The George Observatory Gift Shop will be open for the entire event, where you can find snacks and exclusive science-related souvenirs for friends and family!
Astronomy Day at The George Observatory/HMNS is made possible by the combined efforts of numerous astronomy clubs and organizations in the area, including the Fort Bend Astronomy Club, Houston Astronomical Society, Astronomical Society of South East Texas, Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society, North Houston Astronomy Club, Huntsville Amateur Astronomy Society, George Observatory/Houston Museum of Natural Science, Insperity Observatory at Humble ISD, Houston Community College, NASA Johnson Space Center, The Lunar & Planetary Institute, NASA's Night Sky Network, Land Sea & Sky, and many others.
The Astronomy Day event is free to the public. Admission to Brazos Bend State Park (where the George Observatory is located) is $7.00 per person, with free admission into the park for kids under 12.
For more information on Brazos Bend State Park, driving directions, camping, facilities, etc., please call (979) 553-5101 or visit.
We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 Houston Astronomy Day!