Bassett Planetarium

The history of Bassett Planetarium, built inside of Morgan Hall, Amherst's first library, is a story of the Cold War, the Space Race and the generosity of Preston Rogers Bassett '13. The planetarium's director, Steve Sauter, tells the story below.

Nooks and Crannies

Welcome to Nooks and Crannies, a new multimedia feature that will profile little-known or hidden spaces across the Amherst campus. You will need to have Adobe Flash and speakers installed.