Bradley Observatory Open House Series

Monthly during the academic year (September to December and February to May), Bradley Observatory welcomes guests to our open houses. Open House events take place on Friday at 8pm, with doors opening at 7:30. The evening begins at 8 PM with a welcome and a short lecture given by an Agnes Scott faculty member, student, alumna or a visiting scientist. Lectures are generally in the area of physics, astronomy, engineering or related topics, and are intended for non-specialists.

At the time of the Fall and Spring equinoxes (the September and March Open Houses), the gathering features a concert given by a visiting musical group or solo musician. Following the lecture or concert, guests are invited to stay for a planetarium show and (weather permitting) observations with Observatory telescopes, including the historic Beck Telescope. The Delafield Planetarium has a 70 seat capacity. Planetarium shows typically include fun astronomy facts and a look at what is visible in the local sky that night.

Cookies, coffee and tea are provided. Open houses are free, open to the public, educational and family friendly.

Open House Lecture Series