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The BSU Observatory hosts public and private viewing events, runs K-12 workshops, and provides academic resources for student research, astronomy courses, and service-learning.

Public Events

Open Lab Night
Wednesday, April 23 @ 4:00 pm
until Wednesday, April 23 @ 10:00 pm
Science and Mathematics Center
24 Park Ave.
02325 Bridgewater, MA
United States

As part of the 2014 Cambridge Science Festival, BSU would like to invite everyone to the "Open Lab Night"!

Throughout the night, enjoy learning through lectures, hands-on activities, and stargazing:

4-5pm: Lecture
“The Path from Transformation of
Bacteria to Oncogenes in Human Cancer”
Dr. Geoffrey M. Cooper, Associate Dean of the Faculty, Natural Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences, Boston University

5-8pm: Open Labs - Hands-on activities for all ages:
- Silly Putty Discovery
- Wind Tunnel
- Yikes, That’s a Dragonfly?
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Fluorescent Minerals
- “TAL” Trace Analysis Lab
- Paper Chromatography
...and more!

8-10pm: Viewing of the Night Skies in the BSU Observatory
Come for some evening learning and fun!

Last Public Night of Spring 2014!
Wednesday, April 30 @ 8:00 pm
until Wednesday, April 30 @ 9:30 pm
BSU Observatory
24 Park Ave.
02325 Bridgewater, MA
United States

Weather allowing, our last public viewing of the night sky during Spring 2014 will occur on Wednesday, April 30 from 8 - 9:30 pm.  Fingers crossed for clear skies!

To check if the weather will allow us to go on, call our hotline at 508-531-DARK, check our Facebook page (we are listed as Bridgewater State University Observatory), or follow us on Twitter @BSUObservatory.

Please click on the right-hand link to our outreach program for information on public and private observatory events.

Observatory outreach sessions are free, appropriate for all ages, and made possible by the support of BSU's Physics department as well as CASE, the Dean's Office, Provost's Office, and the Office of External Affairs.