The Public Open Night at the Observatory is a chance for people to come observe the night sky through telescopes and binoculars and see things they otherwise might not get to see, and learn some astronomy as well. The Open Nights are held most Wednesday evenings throughout the year, weather permitting.
Starting times are 7:30pm during the fall and winter, and 8:30pm during the spring and summer. The program lasts about an hour. To find out if the Open Night will be held, call our information number at 617-353-2630, no earlier than two hours before the scheduled starting time. The telescopes are outside, so dress warmly.
The observatory is right above the Astronomy Department. The stairwell is on the fifth floor right next to CAS 520. Unfortunately, there is no disabled access to the Observatory.