Night Sky Adventure


Night Sky Adventures are astronomy fun for the whole family! Educators from the Dudley Observatory, in conjunction with volunteers from the Albany Area Amateur Astronomers group, present astronomy lessons, activities, planetarium shows and night sky viewing (weather depending). Amateur astronomers and families are invited to bring binoculars or telescopes. One or more telescopes will be provided for public use. Great for all skill levels!



Programs through August 2018 held at the Dudley Observatory at miSci on the third Tuesday evening of every month, rain or shine! Starting in September, the Night Sky Adventures becomes “Evenings With Dudley Observatory” with our observatory open from 6:30 – 8:00 pm!

miSci will be open late and visitors will be able to view the night sky through our brand new telescope and observatory! More details coming soon.

Check out our Calendar of Events for updated information on all Dudley Observatory events.

Cost: Admission to miSci, FREE for miSci members


Upcoming 2018 Night Sky Adventures:

Tuesday, June 19,  8-9:30pm
Sampling Asteroids with Hayabusa2

Our solar system is filled with millions of Asteroids. Wouldn’t it be cool to visit one and bring a piece of it back to Earth? That’s exactly what the Hayabusa2 is going to do! Hayabusa2 will arrive at asteroid 162173 Ryugu in mid 2018, and bring back a sample to Earth in 2020. Imagine what we will learn from this cool space rock!

Tuesday, July 17, 8-9:30pm
Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 bright meteors per hour at its peak. The shower peaks around August 12th annually, with best viewing during the early morning hours of August 13th this year. Join us for a presentation and live planetarium show to learn how to observe this spectacular meteor shower.

Tuesday, August 21,  8-9:30pm
Parker Solar Probe

The Parker Solar Probe is a brave new mission to our closest star, the Sun. Swooping in at only 4 million miles from the surface, this robotic spacecraft will help astronomers understand how heat, energy and plasma radiates away from the sun. Join us as we explore the sun and go closer than any spacecraft has gone before.

Beginning in September “Night Sky Adventures” becomes “Evenings With Dudley Observatory”

with our observatory open from 6:30 – 8:00 pm every Thursday for night sky viewing.