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The Observatory is closed tonight, Wednesday October 5, due to rain.  We'll try again next week!

Fall 2022 Public Observatory Night Schedule:

  • Every Wednesday in October from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, weather allowing.
  • November 2, 9, and 16 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm, weather allowing.
  • Weather announcements will appear right here in this box!  We'll also announce our decisions about the weather on our social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).

To schedule a private event for a group of 15 or more, please contact us directly.

The BSU Observatory is dedicated to educating and sparking an interest in science, particularly astronomy, in the regional community.

students inside observatory with large telescope
The BEAR Team, funded by the NASA MASGC (Massachusetts Space Grant Consortium), is a group of students dedicated to observational astronomy research.
people on observatory deck in evening
During public viewing nights, BSU students, faculty and staff are available to show you the wonders of the night sky through our telescopes.
people and telescopes on observatory deck
The BSU Observatory hosts private viewing events for groups of 25 or more people on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays during the Fall and Spring semesters.
children putting their hands in a bowl
The BSU Observatory runs workshops for K-12 students and their families.
auditorium presentation
The BSU Observatory offers a menu of traveling presentations to be brought to your local library, school, or other community center.
The Black Eye Galaxy
Astrophotography is the art of imaging of astronomical objects, usually through telescopes. Please explore our image gallery.