Alvin Community College will host an open house event for the Observatory on Friday, August 28 from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. to give the public a chance to stargaze.
“We are planning to observe the Moon and Saturn, weather permitting,” Physics instructor Dr. Joseph Mills said.
The Observatory opened in 2010 and was part of the 19.9 million bond issue approved by voters in 2005.
Located south of ACC Science/Health Science Building, the Observatory is a 28 by 21-foot building with a 15-foot diameter and is topped by a retractable dome.
The structure is used by ACC students as well as the public during certain events.
For more information about the Observatory or the open house event, call 281-756-3500.