Bassett Planetarium

How to find the Bassett planetarium


Morgan Hall

Amherst College's Bassett Planetarium is located in 201 Morgan Hall on the west side of Rte 116, just south of the intersection with Rte 9 and across from the College's main entrance. The street address is 165 South Pleasant.

The Planetarium is on the second floor, on the right at the top of the grand staircase. Please note that the building is NOT handicap accessible. 

Automobiles should park on the Amherst Town Common.

School buses should enter the main college drive on South Pleasant and take the first left at Converse Hall.

Students can get off there and take the walkway across the green and the crosswalk to Morgan Hall and the Bassett Planetarium. The school bus can then exit the drive in front of Converse, turn left onto Rte. 9, again left onto South Pleasant and wait in the lot at the College gym, a quarter mile down on the left.
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