Ask the Astronomer


Do your students have tough astronomy questions that you don’t have the background knowledge to answer? Would you like your students to have the opportunity to chat with a professional astronomer? We’ve got you covered! The Dudley Observatory now offers Ask the Astronomer sessions with Dr. Valerie Rapson. In these 45min Q&A sessions, Dr. Rapson will happily answer any questions about the solar system, stars, galaxies, black holes, aliens, or whatever your students think of. Sessions can be conducted in person or via Skype and are available for any grade K-12.

Cost: $150 for the first hour, $125 per hour for consecutive hours after the first.

Reservations: Call the miSci reservations line 518-382-7890 x237 to book your visit or complete the Reservation Request Form and email to or fax to 518-382-7893.