We are now located at miSci, the Museum of Innovation and Science, in downtown Schenectady, NY!

NASA's Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter's orbit July 4th.

See the latest images, learn of the scientific results, and enjoy some Jupiter activities at August 16th Night Sky Adventures.

Lecture and Night Sky Observing at the Octagon Barn

Monthly Friday evening Star Parties now through November

Summer Vacation Classes at miSci

August 22nd through the 26th. Discover the Cosmos


Even Charles Dudley loves Pokémon GO! #catchthemall #pikachu

Check out all the events the Dudley Observatory has, right along with miSci's dinosaurs!
Astronomy Education

Astronomy Education

Check out our educational programs in the menu above.
Tonight's sky

Tonight's sky

What can you see in the sky tonight?
History of Astronomy

History of Astronomy

Learn about the history of observational astronomy and the Dudley Observatory.
The Dudley Observatory provides education and outreach programs designed to bring the wonders of science, particularly astronomy, to people of all ages. We cultivate interest and understanding of science, science careers and scientists, and help the public appreciate science in an approachable and enjoyable way. Our long-standing commitment to the history of astronomy, and our library and artifact collection, serve as the platforms from which to launch vibrant and expanding educational programs.