Author Archives: Hugh Crowl

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Astronomy Faculty Member

Public Observing will resume in the Fall

Stickney Observatory is closed for the summer as we complete necessary maintenance on our telescopes and prepare for the next academic year. Public observing will resume in early October, 2023. Have a great summer and we hope to see you … Continue reading

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Spring Public Nights start this week!

Public Observing resumes for the Spring term this week. We will observe every clear Thursday, starting this Thursday, March 23 at 8pm. As the spring goes on, observing will start later to accommodate the later sunset times (see schedule here). … Continue reading

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Observing to resume in the Spring Term

The observatory is closed to the public during Bennington’s Field Work Term. Public observing will resume once our Spring term starts, likely in late February or early March. Information will be posted here once observing resumes!

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Observatory will re-open in late September

The observatory is closed for the summer, so we can do maintenance and students can carry out summer projects. We aim to re-open in late September, after the Fall term resumes.

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No observing tonight (5/19)

Unfortunately the skies don’t look like they’re clearing up for tonight, so we wont be able to observe. This is our last scheduled night for the term. The weather has been quite poor this term, but we’ll be back in … Continue reading

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Public Observing ON for tonight (5/12)

The skies look to be partly cloudy tonight, but that’s good enough to try. Observing is on for members of the Bennington College community starting tonight at 9pm. Hope to see you out there!

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No public observing tonight (May 5)

Aaaaaaand, we’re back to cloudy weather. No observing tonight. Hopefully things will look better next week!

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No Public Observing this week (April 28)

In a bit of supreme irony, the weather forecast looks great for this Thursday. However, because of the current COVID case counts on campus, we cannot hold in-person public events this week. Hopefully things will work out better next week!

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No observing tonight (4/21)

Observing is cancelled for tonight due to clouds. We will try again next week. Because we’d like to observe and Thursdays have been so miserable this spring, we are looking to add “bonus” observing nights in May, as weather allows. … Continue reading

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No Public Observing tonight (4/14)

No. We don’t have a bot that simply copies the same post from one week to the next. However, the post this week is the same as last week — clouds and the threat of thunderstorms mean that we have … Continue reading

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