Bradley Observatory

The Bradley Observatory (84 17 38.98 W, 33 45 54.84 N) is an astronomical teaching and research facility located on the campus of Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. The Observatory, named in honor of William C. and Sarah Hall Bradley, contains the 70-seat Delafield Planetarium and a 100-seat capacity lecture hall.

The building also contains a library/seminar room, two faculty offices, a darkroom, a student computer lab, and an observing plaza for astronomical viewing. The large dome atop the Observatory houses the 30-inch Lewis H. Beck telescope.

Bradley Observatory Celebrated 65 Years in 2015!

Observatory Visitor Fees and Policies 

Bradley Observatory Group Tour

We are not scheduling additional tours for the 2017-18 Academic Year. Please contact us again in August to schedule a tour for the 2018-19 Academic Year.  Be sure to include your group size (students and chaperones), age range, and the potential dates you are interested in. We hope to see you soon.

Contact Us

We welcome your questions. Please email Observatory Director Chris De Pree at