Student use

After being trained as Observatory Operators, students are able to use some of the telescopes for independent observing and astrophotography. Any students interested in the training class should register here

Additional information

For additional information, contact Observatory Director David Hanneke at aco@amherst.edu.

Open Houses

Several times a year, the observatory is open to the campus community for an evening open house. We also hold public open houses from time to time.

Coursework

Students in Observational Techniques (ASTR 337) use the rooftop observatory to practice their observing skills and acquire data. The observatory is also available for class visits, such as viewing Jupiter's moons or optics demonstrations.