Spend a Free Night Stargazing at the Coit Observatory
Public Open Night at the Judson B. Coit Observatory
Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9:30 pm (weather permitting). Call 617-353-2630 no earlier than two hours prior to find out if the event will be held or check the observatory’s Twitter page.
College of Arts & Sciences, fifth floor (above the astronomy department), 725 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Free. Reserve a spot here. Tickets go up on the observatory’s Eventbrite page every Thursday. Once a night “sells out,” the observatory will admit attendees without tickets until they reach capacity.
Why should I go?
Throughout the year, BU’s Judson B. Coit Observatory is open to the public on most Wednesday nights. Named after BU’s first astronomy professor, the observatory provides attendees with access to Schmidt–Cassegrain telescopes and binoculars, to gaze into the night sky. Last fall NBC Boston placed free nights at the Coit Observatory on their Boston Bucket List, noting the amazement people come away with after looking at “the moon, Saturn, and the millions of things in between.”
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