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Check out the new Dudley Observatory history blog!

Antique telescope to find home at miSci

Rising Star Interns at the Octagon Barn

Rising Star Internship now accepting applications from students and teachers. Click to learn more

New Partnerships

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

Astronomy Education

Check out our educational programs in the menu above.

Tonight's sky

What can you see in the sky tonight?

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.