The university’s observatory was just recently refurbished, and will now offer the best view in the house for this rare event.
After months of renovations, it’s no coincidence that the observatory will be re-opened again on the day of the much anticipated solar eclipse.
In fact, the observatory is actually pretty new to the university itself. For the past decade, the observatory has been closed. It was reopened last year.
Students spent a lot of time removing debris, painting, cleaning and refurbishing the telescopes. The eclipse here in Houston will be live streamed across the campus from that very telescope.