Insperity Observatory in Humble ISD

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    2505 S. Houston Ave.
    Humble, TX 77396
    281-641-STAR
    (281-641-7827)
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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.
     
    Well, Covid-19 is back with a vengence... - UPDATE
     
    Due to the uptick in COVID cases occuring in our younger community members (kids) and also the increase in break-through cases, the Observatory will NOT be open for Public Night in September.  As the situation evolves, we will re-evaluate and keep you informed.  Sorry for the inconvenience.
     
     
     
    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.  Wearing masks is encouraged while on site.  We will be meeting in the parking lot, and taking small groups into the observatory to view through the telescopes.  We will be having laser tours of the sky, tours of our astronomy in art exhibits, and tours of the observatory
     
     
      
    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
    aaron@clevenson.org