Regional Astronomy Day at the Insperity Observatory

    Saturday, May 11, 2019

    3:00 PM to 10:00 PM


    Weather Update:  We will have the Regional Astronomy Day at the Insperity Observatory, but the weather is not cooperating.  Some activities will not be able to happen.  We hope you will join us, but be careful.  Take no chances with severe weather and high water.


    While the sun is stillup, there will be daytime activities:

    • Tours of the Observatory
    • Tours of the Astronomy in Art exhibits (weather permitting)
    • Solar observing - CANCELLED
    • Indoor Presentations
    • Outdoor Presentations
    • Activity Tables for youth

    After Sunset, the fun continues:

    • Observing through the telescopes inside the observatory - CANCELLED
    • Observing through the astronomer deck telescopes - CANCELLED
    • Constellation Tour (Green Laser Tour) - CANCELLED
    • Indoor Presentations
    • Activity Tables for youth


    Indoor Presentations are:


    Time Slot Presenter Title

    3:00 - 4:00 PM

    Justin McCollum

    Observation and Science of Comets

    4:00 - 5:00 PM

    Brad Thomas

    Telescope Automation and Raspberry Pi

    5:00 - 6:00 PM

    David Haviland


    6:00 - 7:00 PM

    Leonard Ferguson

    Commercial Spaceflight

    7:00 - 8:00 PM

    Daniel Roy

    Kepler's Laws

    8:00 - 9:00 PM

    Annie Wargetz

    The Most Precious Gold or: How a Human Spaceflight Enthusiast Came to Love the Sun

    9:00 - 10:00 PM

    Steve Goldberg

    New Street Lighting

    Outdoor Presentations are:


    Time Slot Presenter Title

    3:00 - 3:30 PM

    Bruce Pollard

    Solar Spectroscopy

    3:30 - 4:00 PM

    Aaron Clevenson

    Shadows and Silouettes

    4:00 - 4:30 PM

     Joana Tan Binocular Buying Basics 

    4:30 - 5:00 PM

    Justin McCollum

    The Celestial Neighborhood

    5:00 - 5:30 PM

    Carlos Gramajo Buying a Telescope 

    5:30 - 6:00 PM

    Aaron Clevenson Apollo 11 - 50 Years

    6:00 - 6:30 PM

    Aaron Clevenson Overview of the Insperity Observatory

    6:30 - 7:00 PM

    Carlos Gramajo The Moon 

    7:00 - 7:30 PM

    Joana Tan  Finding Objects in the Night Sky 

    7:30 - 8:00 PM

    Bruce Pollard What's Up in Tonight's Sky? 


    If you would like to help as a volunteer...

    Click this link to see Regional Astronomy Day Volunteers.  Names will be added as volunteers sign-up.

    Send an email to the Coordinator, Aaron Clevenson.


    • This is a map of the layout of activities at Astronomy Day at the Insperity Observatory - Springtime.
    • Parking for those with special needs will be provided near the location identified as Deck Scopes of the map.
    • If visitor parking is full, we will have additional parking availabe across the streek at The Luke Church.
    • If this parking is also full, additional parking will be available in the overflow parking lot at the Humble Civic Center.
Layout Information for Activities
    • If necessary, additional parking will be provided at the Humble High School, Turner Stadium "Visitor" parking lot as shown in the map.
    • A shuttle bus will be provided.
Remote Parking for Astronomy Day at the Insperity Observatory - Springtime