It’s never too early to dream about becoming an astronaut and exploring space, especially in Houston where images of space can easily be found around town. An example is this mural decorating the walls of Texas Art Supply in the Montrose area.
Among the many displays at the Houston Museum of Natural Science in Sugar Land is a mural of the solar system with each planet drawn to scale. Discovering the relative size of Jupiter compared with our home on planet Earth can be mind-boggling for explorers young and old alike.
The George Observatory in Brazos Bend State Park southwest of Houston features three domed telescopes, including the Gueymard Research Telescope with a 36-inch aperture. Many local amateur astronomers also bring their telescopes to the facility and share their knowledge with the public. The facility is open every Saturday night, weather permitting.