Public Observing at Salem State
Salem State University’s Collins Observatory features a 12″ Meade LX200-ACF telescope. The North Shore Amateur Astronomy Club hosts free public observing nights every clear Monday night from 7 pm to 10 pm September through early May (note that in early May it does not get dark until well after 7 pm)
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Located on Rt. 114, ( Lafayette St. ) in Salem, MA. Parking is tight – we suggest you use the student parking lot. Meier Hall is the second building from the parking area. Enter from the long flight of outdoor stairs. Turn left to the elevators. Press floor “PH”. Turn right on leaving the elevator. Turn left after the hall doors and go out the glass doors to the roof. Take the stairs on the left to the observatory.
Please note that space in the dome is limited. Groups of more than 6 people must contact the club ahead of time to make arrangements to have additional staff on hand as well as be prepared to schedule a limited number of guests at a time in the observatory.