George Observatory

Just 30 Minutes south on 288 from Houston


The Biggest Astronomy Event in Southeast Texas!

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.

We are working with the HMNS along with FBAC (who run the East Dome) on how best to have the public engaged in astronomy but address safety concerns of both volunteers and the public. This is the FIRST Houston Astronomy Day we have been able to run in nearly SIX years (2016). Unlike previous year, attendance and some activties will be limited.

Please join us for a day filled with astronomical fun! Astronomy Day will be held on Saturday, October 29th, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the George Observatory, located within Brazos Bend State Park. See the map in the left sidebar for more help with directions to the observatory.

The Annual Astronomy Day event offers numerous activities for adults and kids of all ages:
  • Indoor and Outdoor Presentations starting at 5:00 p.m.
  • Safe Solar Observing of Sunspots and Prominences
  • Telescopes to View the Night Skies
  • Face Painting and Astronomy Buttons for the Kids
  • Advice on How to Get Started in Astronomy
  • How to Purchase and Use Telescopes
  • Free Material on Astronomy and Deep Space exploration
  • Meet Amateur Astronomers from Local Astronomy Clubs
  • Indoor Displays

Houston Astronomy Day at the George Observatory at Brazos Bend State Park 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, Houston Community College, NASA Johnson Space Center, The Lunar & Planetary Institute, NASA's Night Sky Network, Land Sea & Sky, and many others.

The directions to the George Observatory at Brazos Bend State Park are to the left. BBSP can also be accessed via I59 (the Southwest Freeway) using side roads to get there as well. See GoogleMaps when coming from the west side of town.

DO NOTE that admission to the park is $7 per person with kids 12 and under are free. Free admission is also possible if one is a Texas State Park Pass holder.

Parking!! A very important item - DO NOT FOLLOW GoogleMaps. Please park only in the Nature Center parking lot and walk across the pathway that will take you from the parking lot to the George Observatory! Please see the map below!!

We look forward to seeing you at the 2022 Houston Astronomy Day!

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