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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.

Saturday Public Night - February 2016
Saturday, February 06 @ 6:30 pm
BSU Observatory
United States

On Saturday, February 6th 2016, the BSU Observatory is will be open to the public from 6:30 - 8:00 pm, weather allowing.  This is the first of three special Saturday public nights to be held during the spring semester.  Sky-attractions will include the gorgeous Orion Nebula, the Pleiades, the Double Cluster, the Andromeda Galaxy, many open clusters, double stars, and more!  As always, please check for weather cancellation by calling our automated hotline (508-531-3275), checking our Facebook page (we are listed as Bridgewater State University Observatory), or following us on Twitter @BSUObservatory.

Saturday Public Nights, Spring 2016:

  • February 6th, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
  • March 19th, 8:00 - 9:30 pm
  • April 16th, 8:30 - 10:00 pm

Wednesday Public Nights, Spring 2016:

  • February 10th, 17th and 24th, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
  • March 2nd, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
  • March 16th, 23rd and 30th, 8:00 - 9:30 pm
  • April 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th, 8:30 - 10:00 pm

Call our hotline at 508-531-DARK a few hours before all events to check whether we will be open (or follow us on Twitter @BSUObservatory, or check our Facebook page at Bridgewater State University Observatory).

Please click on the right-hand link to our outreach program for additional 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!