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Observatory

Observatory

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 Hours Upcoming in Fall 2014:

  • Wednesday, September 24th from: 7:30 - 9:00 pm.
  • Wednesdays in October from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.
  • Wednesdays from November 5th - 19th and December 3rd - 10th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.

Please note that all events are subject to cancellation due to weather.  Call our hotline at 508-531-DARK a few hours beforehand to check (or follow us on Twitter @BSUObservatory, or like us on Facebook as Bridgewater State University Observatory).

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.

Three of our students have built a 17-inch dobsonian telescope that we can use on our decks.  This telescope is more powerful than the one in the dome!