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Earth Day Astronomy Events at Vassar

The Environmental Cooperative at The Vassar Barns is holding two astronomy related events next week. The events which are free and open to the public are part of a month long series of events at Vassar celebrating Earth Day.

On April 27th, a star gazing opportunity will be held at Vassar College’s Observatory. The “Class of 1951 Observatory” located on Vassar’s Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie campus will give the public an amazing view of the universe through their giant telescopes:

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Please join The Environmental Cooperative and the Vassar College Observatory Staff as we explore the environment above us, gaze at several star constellations, and observe the planetary and cosmic events that are happening around us! The Class of 1951 Observatory houses two large reflecting telescopes in separate domes: a 20-inch, and a 32-inch (one of the two largest research telescopes in New York State).

Wednesday, April 27t
9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Vassar College Observatory
Weather permitting

Questions? Contact Maria Garcia at or at 845-437-7435


On April 29, Vassar’s Earth Day events for the public will continue with a screening of the documentary “A Sidewalk Astronomer”. The film profiles John Dobson, the inventor of the Dobsonian telescope mount, which changed the field of astronomy.

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“A Sidewalk Astronomer” will be screened April 29th at 6:30 PM at Vassar College in Rockefeller Hall, Room 300.

Both astronomy events at Vassar College in honor of Earth Day are free and open to the public. For more information call (845) 437-5370

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