The observatory will be closed April 23. It's usually open Thursdays with clear weather at dusk.Email Patrick at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
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.
Patrick Drew (Director)
Patrick is double major in Astronomy and Physics. He is currently secretary and treasurer for the Five College Astronomy Club.
Cell (call or text): 508-265-0978
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The Orchard Hill Observatory is greatful for all the help and support from countless members of the Five College Astronomy Club, especially David Slisky, Emily Horn, Ben Rizkin, Marie Calapa, Thierry Drew, Crissy Cavallaro and Nikita Gubanov.