Mission & Vision

 Reaching for the Stars. Bringing Astronomy Down to Earth

Our Vision

Young Astronomers Discover the Stars

Young Astronomers Discover the Stars

The Dudley Observatory strives to be a nationally recognized center for educational outreach and historical research in astronomy.

Our Mission

The Dudley Observatory provides education and outreach programs designed to bring the wonders of science, particularly astronomy, to people from all walks of life. We cultivate interest and understanding of science, science careers and scientists, and help non-scientists 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.

All Dudley Observatory programs and events are developed with this mission in mind.