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Welcome to the Orchard Hill Observatory!

The observatory will be closed until the fall. It usually opens at 8pm on Thursdays when the skies are clear. Email Patrick at pdrew@umass.edu with any questions or concerns. Have a good summer!

The Orchard Hill Observatory is UMass Amherst's optical observatory. It is located on the highest point on the UMass campus and is home to a 16-inch Cassegrain telescope.

The observatory is used for public events and for holding open observatory nights.

Time Lapse at Observatory by Sean McElwee




Directions to the Observatory


Observing Conditions

Amherst Area Amature Astronomy Association

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Heavens Above

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This site was last updated on 05/07/14