Thursday night observing canceled…

Tonight’s public observing at 7:30 has been canceled due to clouds. Hopefully we will see you all next week!

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Friday Night Observing On!

The Fall Weekend observing scheduled to happen tonight (Friday, September 27) will go on as scheduled, starting at 8pm. It looks to be a beautiful night; hope to see you out there!

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Observing postponed until Wednesday, September 25

Our observing night with the Bennington Free Library originally scheduled for tonight (9/24) has been postponed until tomorrow (9/25). The skies look very promising, so we hope to see you all at 7:30pm tomorrow!

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Observing Postponed until September

Because of cloudy weather (and a cloudy forecast for tomorrow), we have decided to delay the observing night we originally scheduled with the Bennington Free Library until September. We will plan on observing Tuesday, September 24, starting at 7:30pm (with a “cloud date” of Wednesday, September 25).

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Summer Observing Night

Observing with the Bennington Free Library tomorrow! Tuesday, August 6 at 8:45pm, with a “cloud date” of Wednesday, August 7 at 8:45pm. As always, observing is weather-dependent, so check back here after 5pm on the 6th to see if we will be able to observe.

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Observing on for tonight, July 9!

The weather looks great for observing tonight, July 9, 2019. We’ll start in the Dickinson Science Building, Room 232 (#4 on the campus map) at 8:30pm, then walk down to the observatory together.

Hope to see you tonight!

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Summer Observing Opportunities

While Stickney Observatory is closed for most of the summer, we will have two special viewing opportunities this summer, in collaboration with our local libraries and the Universe of Stories summer reading program.

On Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 8:30pm (Cloud night: July 10), in collaboration with North Bennington’s John G. McCullough Free Library, we will host an astronomy night, including observing. We will meet in Room 232 of the Dickinson Science Building on Bennington’s campus (see #4 on this map). If it is cloudy, we will delay to July 10 at 8:30pm. Check back here after 5pm on July 9 to verify on which night we will have observing. 

On Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 8:45 pm (Cloud Date: August 7), in collaboration with the Bennington Free Library, we will hold observing at the observatory (see #7 on this map). If it is cloudy, we will delay until August 7 at 8:45pm.
Check back here after 5pm on August 6 to verify on which night we will have observing.

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Public Observing May 29, 2019–Cancelled

Our last observing night has been cancelled due to weather. Enjoy your summer and a schedule for the Fall 2019 term will be uploaded at the end of summer!

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Public Observing May 22, 2019–Cancelled

Looks like there are quite a few clouds, so public observing has been cancelled tonight. Our last night is May 29, 2019 at 9:30pm. Let’s hope it’s clear!

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Public Observing May 15, 2019–Cancelled

Public observing has been cancelled tonight due to inclement weather. Our next night is May 22 at 9:30 pm!

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