• The Insperity Observatory in Humble ISD

    2505 S. Houston Ave.
    Humble, TX 77396
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    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.

    Astronomy Day Houston - 2019 to be held at the Insperity Observatory

    Saturday, October 5, 2019 is Astronomy Day in Houston.  This year, because of problems at the normal location, Astronomy Day will be hosted at our own Insperity Observatory.  We will be open from 3:00 to 10:00 PM.  There will be indoor presentations, outdoor presentations, a laser tour of the night sky, solar observing, night sky observing after sunset with the telescopes inside the observatory and also through telescopes set up in the parking lot, spectroscopy demonstrations, activities for children, and tours of our astronomy in art installations.

    We hope you can join us for this unique opportunity.  The observatory is located at Jack Fields Elementary School, 2505 S. Houston Avenue, Humble.  Parking will be in front of the school, and across the street in the parking lot of The Luke Church.  

    The Public Night is the first Friday of the Month
    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.
    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.

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    The Insperity Observatory became fully operational in June of 2009.  We have passed out 10th anniversary!  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 aaron@clevenson.org. 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 aaron@clevenson.org . The distribution list is 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
    Director, Insperity Observatory