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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.

Family STEM Public Night
Friday, April 24 @ 8:00 pm
Conant Science and Mathematics Center
24 Park Ave.
02325 Bridgewater , MA
United States

On April 24th, the Conant Science and Mathematics Center is hosting Family STEM Night: two hours of in-depth science activities from 4:00 - 6:00 pm.  The observatory will open later, from 8:00 - 9:30 pm, for a special public night once the Sun has gone down (weather allowing).

Unlike the observatory viewing, the in-depth activities from 4:00 - 6:00 pm require registration.  Please contact CASE or visit for more details.

Questions?  Call 508-531-2093, email, or find Bridgewater State University on Facebook.

Public Hours Upcoming in Spring 2015:

Our schedule of public nights has been pushed back due to the abnormally snowy weather.  We will try to begin on Wednesday, February 18th.

  • Wednesdays from February 18th - March 4th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.
  • Wednesdays from March 18th - April 29th from  8:00 - 9:30 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 whether we will be open (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!