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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 Events: Summer 2014

Jul16
July 2014 Public Night
Wednesday, July 16 @ 9:00 pm
until Wednesday, July 16 @ 10:30 pm
Location:
BSU Observatory - 5th Floor Patios
24 Park Ave.
02325 Bridgewater, MA
United States

Weather allowing, we will open from 9 - 10:30 pm for viewing.  Three of our students built a new 17-inch telescope that we will be able to use on the decks!

Call our hotline at 508-531-DARK, check our Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter @BSUObservatory to find out if the weather will allow the event to go on.

Jul30
Rain Date - July Public Night
Wednesday, July 30 @ 8:30 pm
until Wednesday, July 30 @ 10:00 pm
Location:
BSU Observatory
24 Park Ave.
02325 Bridgewater, MA
United States

If the weather does not allow July 16th to occur, we will try again on this date.  We will be open from 8:30 - 10:00 pm, weather allowing.

Call our hotline at 508-531-DARK, check our Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter @BSUObservatory to find out if the weather will allow the event to go on.

Aug13
August 2014 Public Night
Wednesday, August 13 @ 8:30 pm
until Wednesday, August 13 @ 10:00 pm
Location:
BSU Observatory
24 Park Ave.
02325 Bridgewater, MA
United States

Weather allowing, the observatory will be open to the public for viewing from 8:30 - 10:00 pm.

Call our hotline at 508-531-DARK, check our Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter @BSUObservatory to find out if the weather will allow the event to go on.

Aug20
Rain Date - August Public Night
Wednesday, August 20 @ 8:30 pm
until Wednesday, August 20 @ 10:00 pm
Location:
BSU Observatory
24 Park Ave.
02325 Bridgewater, MA
United States

If we are unable to hold our public night on August 13th, we will try again on this day.  Weather allowing, we will open from 8:30 - 10:00 pm.

Call our hotline at 508-531-DARK, check our Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter @BSUObservatory to find out if the weather will allow the event to go on.

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!