Our Philosophy in Advancing Science Education

Mission & Vision

Reaching for the Stars & Bringing Astronomy Down to Earth

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Our Vision

Young Astronomers Discover the Stars
The Dudley Observatory strives to be a nationally recognized center for education and outreach in astronomy.

Our Mission

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, history of science, science careers and scientists, and help non-scientists appreciate science in an approachable and enjoyable way.

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