Monthly Observatory Nights
The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge
sponsors free programs for the general public on the third
Thursday of every month throughout the year.
The "Observatory Nights" feature a nontechnical lecture and
telescopic observing from the observatory roof if weather
The lectures are intended for high school age and older
audiences but children are also welcome. Seating is limited
and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open
at 7:30 pm and programs begin at 8:00 pm. Parking is available.
"Planets Orbiting Other Stars"
Robert Noyes, Center for Astrophysics
Observatory Night programs are held in the Phillips Auditorium
of the Center for Astrophysics at 60 Garden Street, Cambridge,
about one mile west of Harvard Square. Entrance to the
auditorium is at the west of the Center complex, near the
Madison Street entrance and large parking lot.
The Center also can be easily reached by public transportation.
>From the Harvard MBTA Station (Red Line), take any bus or
trackless trolley going west on Concord Avenue (Park Circle
and Belmont buses, Huron Avenue trolleys) and get off at
For more information, including accessibility, call the
Public Affairs Office, (617) 495-7461, or send e-mail to:
(Please make request for sign-language interpretation at least
two weeks prior to the event.)
For weekly recorded astronomy information, telephone:
(617) 496-STAR or select here:
Also see this diagram and related info on Upsilon Andromedae: