Evenings at the Dudley Observatory

Every Thursday, Rain or Shine join us for “Evenings at the Dudley Observatory”.  There will be fun for the whole family! Educators from the Dudley Observatory at miSci will operate our 14-inch telescope inside the roll-top roof observatory, allowing visitors to see stars, planets, galaxies, and more each night! In the event of poor weather, we will have hands-on activities indoors instead.

The observatory hours will change with the seasons, see below for current hours. miSci galleries will be open continuously from 9am until the observatory closes.  Access to the observatory or activities is free with museum admission ($12 Adult, $10 Senior, $8 Child, free for miSci members, planetarium show $6 additional). Funding for this project made possible, in part, by a grant from the Schenectady County Legislature through its County Initiative Program.

We know it’s been cloudy most Thursday nights, so we’ve come up with some new incentives for you to come to miSci, even when it’s overcast! Each week we will have special events on Thursday nights, including lectures by our Astronomer Dr. Valerie Rapson (free) and planetarium shows ($6 extra).

Summer hours, beginning April 2019, we’ll begin with a planetarium show from 7:45 pm – 8:15 pm followed by night sky viewing in the observatory from 8:30pm – 10pm. Observing will continue to be free with museum admission, there is a $6 charge for planetarium shows. miSci is open regardless of weather.

During Winter hours we’ll begin one hour earlier.

We hope you can join us!