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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.

Mars Opposition 2014: Special Events

Apr05
Mars Opposition 2014 Viewing
Saturday, April 05 @ 8:00 pm
Location:
BSU Observatory - 5th Floor Patios
24 Park Ave.
02325 Bridgewater, MA
United States

The BSU Observatory's decks will be open, weather allowing, from 8:00 - 10:00 pm on Saturday, April 5th, 2014 to view Mars during its close approach to Earth (and we'll see other things, too).  Call 508-531-DARK or check our Facebook or Twitter messages a few hours before the event to see if the weather will allow it to go on.  The next Mars opposition will be 2.5 years from now, so don't miss this opportunity to see Mars at its best.

Apr07
Mars Opposition 2014 Viewing 2
Monday, April 07 @ 8:00 pm
Location:
BSU Observatory 5th floor patios
24 Park Ave.
02325 Bridgewater, MA
United States

The BSU Observatory's decks will be open, weather allowing, from 8:00 - 10:00 pm on Monday, April 7th, 2014 to view Mars during its close approach to Earth (and we'll see other things, too).  Call 508-531-DARK or check our Facebook or Twitter messages a few hours before the event to see if the weather will allow it to go on.

Apr09
Mars Opposition 2014 Celebration
Wednesday, April 09 @ 8:00 pm
Location:
Science and Mathematics Center / BSU Observatory
24 Park Ave.
02325 Bridgewater, MA
United States

On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014, the Science and Mathematics Center will host a special family-oriented event from 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm to celebrate the close approach of Mars to the Earth.  This event will run rain or shine, and includes indoor activities.  Join us in the atrium of the Science and Mathematics Center for "A Mission to Mars," "Crater Creator," "Spectroscopy," "Scale of the Solar System" and more.  Join us in the auditorium for a presentation about Mars.  Weather allowing, there will also be viewing of Mars through our telescopes on the 5th floor patios.

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.