Wilder Observatory

Wilder Observatory, built in 1903, holds what was once one of the largest telescopes in the world. With an 18-inch front element, it remains one of the largest refracting telescopes in existence. Museum Education Coordinator and Director of the Bassett Planetarium Steve Sauter welcomes us to the little-known building on Snell Street.

Nooks and Crannies

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