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    Astronomy Day 2013

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    October 12, 2013

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    Astronomy Day 2013

    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.

    Astronomy Day 2013 is October 12, 2013! 3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

    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.


    • Take a simulated space mission in the Challenger 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

    Entrance into the park is not permitted after 9:30 p.m.

    George Observatory

    Brazos Bend State Park, 21901 FM 762
    Needville, TX 77461

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    Admission Info:

    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:

    General Day and Time Info:

    3:00 to 10:00 p.m.

    Phone: (713) 639-4629 or (979) 553-5101

    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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