Bassett Planetarium

Some excellent K-12 resources while the Planetarium is closed.

Educational Resources from WGBH PBS Learning

WGBH in collaboration with NASA presents digital media resources you can use to teach topics in K–12 Earth and Space Science. These free resources are organized into four grade bands. Each resource emphasizes engaging students in phenomena related to core ideas and science and engineering practices of the Next Generation Science Standards.

COVID-19 Update on Admittance

This facility is temporarily closed to all visitors as Amherst College protects against the spread of COVID-19. We understand this news may be disappointing. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to welcoming you back as soon as we are able.

For nearly sixty years, Bassett Planetarium, located in Morgan Hall, has provided programs about the night sky to Amherst and Five College classes, and to regional community organizations and school groups.

Bassett Planetarium is open September-June, free of charge, to educational groups of 10 or more by appointment only. Please note that the building is not wheelchair accessible, nor are there adequate restrooms for groups.  We do not provide programming for private groups.

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