The Merrimack College Mendel Observatory


Observatory Status:

Observatory Status for Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

The Observatory will be OPEN this week with a special start time of 7:30pm. The early start will allow us to see all five classic planets: Jupiter, Mercury, and Venus in the West at sunset and Mars and Saturn in the South as it gets darker. We will also try some double stars and deep sky objects, time permitting before we close at 10pm.

Normally we are  open from dusk – 10PM every CLEAR Wednesday night year round, weather permitting. The observatory is free and open to the general public.

Contact: Ralph Pass

Visit: Directions
Conveniently located on Rt. 114 off of 495 in North Andover, you can’t miss the building with the observatory on the roof! Park at the south end of the building and proceed to the fourth floor where the observatory is located. Public Observing is held every clear Wednesday night  This event is free and open to all ages. Special events for the membership and the general public are announced in the Celestial Observer.


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