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Address: 725 Commonwealth Ave, Room 522, Boston, MA 02215
Phone Number: 617 353 2630
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: The Observatory offers a public viewing night for people to come observe...
The Observatory offers a public viewing night for people to come observe the night sky through telescopes and binoculars and see things they otherwise might not get to see, and learn some astronomy as well. The Open Nights are held most Wednesday evenings throughout the year, weather permitting. It is open to everyone. Starting times are 7:30pm during the fall and winter, and 8:30pm during the spring and summer. The program lasts about an hour.
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Good, fun, free thing to do in Boston

If you're looking for something different to do on a Wednesday night in Boston, this is worth checking out. It's a little weird walking through the academic building at night, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2014
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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

If you're looking for something different to do on a Wednesday night in Boston, this is worth checking out. It's a little weird walking through the academic building at night, and then when you get there it isn't exactly what I expected- in my mind it was going to be one of those big ole' telescopes with the dome roof... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I found this free event on TripAdvisor and, having never seen the night sky for myself, was quite keen to go along. So having followed the Twitter feed to check it was on (Wednesday evenings, but they don't run the event if it's too cloudy) I wandered along to check it out. I found it to be not at all... More 

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