The observatory will be open Sept 27 from 9:30pm-11:00pm to watch the lunar eclipse.We're usually open Thursdays with clear weather. Email Patrick at pdrew .at. umass .dot. edu 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 an astronomy senior at UMass.
Email: pdrew .at. umass .dot. edu
Cell (call or text): Five Zero Eight - Two Six Five - Zero Nine Seven Eight
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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.