The Insperity Observatory in Humble ISD
|2505 S. Houston Ave.
Humble, TX 77396
||US Bureau of Standards - Time
|Why do we have Time displayed on our website? When you are observing in astronomy the exact time is very important. This time is from the US Bureau of Standards.
The Public Night is the first Friday of the Month May 11, 2019 - The Second Regional Astronomy Day at the Insperity Observatory
Saturday, May 11, 2019 is the date of RADIO at the Insperity Observatory. Last year was a bit damp, but this year we are hoping for better weather. We start at 3:00 PM and continue to 10:00 PM. There will be presentations, lots of telescopes, tours, activities, and more! For more information click on the Regional Astronomy Day link to the left.
June 4, 2019 - 10 Year Anniversaty of the Insperity Observatory
On June 4, 2019 the Insperity Observatory will be 10 years old. The June Public Night will be our celebration (June 7, 2019). We hope can come join us. We will be open from 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM. We plan to celebrate all of our accomplishments during those 10 years.
Our public viewing nights are the first Friday of each month from sunset to 10 pm. We look forward to seeing you at the next public viewing night. Please refer to our Observatory Calendar for specific times when we are open.
The next one will be on May 3, 2019 from 8:00 to 10:00 PM.
Wondering What's Up in the Sky This Month? - Talk to the Doc! Each month, our Observatory Director, Dr. Aaron Clevenson, assembles a 2 page PDF file that contains objects that are visible in the evening sky during the next month. If you are looking for a more complete list of those objects that are visible in the nighttime sky, he has also created a spreadsheet in Excel. (It will not work on Macintosh Computers.) It is organized using the lists of the Astronomical League. It is called "What's Up Tonight, Doc?" Note: This is a large file and will take a bit of time to load.) To access this spreadsheet or the PDF file, click here.
For more information on the lists, the Astronomical League, and the North Houston Astronomy club, please ask any of the astronomers on the next public night at the observatory.
Weather Forecast for the Insperity Observatory in Humble ISD:
The Insperity Observatory became fully operational in June of 2009. Through the support of many donors, this state of the art facility is now available to students and families in our area. However, funds are still needed to equip this observatory with teaching materials and equipment. If you would like to support the exciting efforts of the Observatory, designate your gift today!
There is a tool available for schools and classes to make reservations to have a night at the Observatory. Please look at our Observatory calendar to see what nights are available.
We also now have the ability to make reservations for groups not part of a school in Humble ISD. For more information, please contact the Observatory Director: Aaron Clevenson at email@example.com. Please look at our Observatory calendar to see what nights are available. The Community of Humble / Insperity Observatory Society, the observatory's virtual astronomy club has over 800 members. Are you one of them? It's easy, it's free, and it will keep you informed of local events and events throughout the cosmos. If you would like to be on our email distribution list, please sign up at the observatory or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . The distribution list will be used to send brief email news and announcements about upcoming events at the Observatory, as well as general announcements about upcoming astronomical events to watch for.
Dr. Aaron B. Clevenson