The UMass Dartmouth Observatory and the Astronomical Society of Southern New England (ASSNE) are pleased to invite the general public to their FREE Fall-semester night-sky viewing session at the campus observatory on Saturday, Dec 2nd, from 7 to 9 pm. Children are welcome to attend, if accompanied by an adult.

Weather permitting, viewing will take place through the observatory's 16-inch telescope and other telescopes operated by ASSNE members. In the event of cancellation, an announcement will be available around 5 pm. Please call (508) 999-8715 for a recorded cancellation message, or click HERE.

The UMass Dartmouth Observatory is located in the field to the right of the main campus entrance off Old Westport Rd., North Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Parking is available in designated spaces on the campus Ring Road or in lot 17.

For more information about the observatory, to make a donation to its operations, or to become an individual or corporate sponsor, please contact Prof. Alan Hirshfeld at or call (508) 999-8715.