Look to the stars at the renovated George Observatory in Brazos Bend State Park

George Observatory | Courtesy of Houston Museum of Natural Science

Indulge in some stargazing and enjoy educational exhibitions as you visit the freshly renovated George Observatory in Brazos Bend State Park.

Operated by Houston Museum of Natural Science, the George Observatory is now reopen to the public following a two-year renovation process that helps serve visitors eager to peer into dark skies and the far-reaching cosmos.

The George Observatory has served galaxy gazers since its opening in 1989, and its new renovations will improve the visitor experience with resurfaced decks, fresh paint and new railings while also expanding their educational exhibitions.

Stationed in Brazos Bend State Park in Needville, the Observatory is open for public viewing on Saturdays, offering visitors a chance to see real time camera feeds from telescopes, interact with expert astronomers, and take a laser tour of the night sky.

If it happens to be cloudy on the night you swing by, no worries as astronomers will still be able to offer tours and thought-provoking talks on the solar system and greater universe.

George Observatory at Brazos Bend State Park

The George Observatory | Courtesy of Houston Museum of Natural Science

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