Van Vleck Observatory

Van Vleck Observatory, Middletown: Address, Phone Number, Van Vleck Observatory Reviews: 4.5/5

Van Vleck Observatory
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Sarah T
Oakland, CA118 contributions
World class observatory right here
Feb 2018 • Family
You are in a small town, but there is a big telescope on a beautiful, safe campus. If you are interested in space or astronomy or just need something to do at night, give it a try.
Written February 23, 2018
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Wanda T
Middletown, Connecticut, United States131 contributions
Great experience
Oct 2014 • Family
Visit during public viewing nights, if you aren't a student. The experience is amazing.
Students are the ones manning the telescopes, but often some astronomy professors join in, and Q&A sessions get real fun.
Written September 9, 2015
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Maximilian G
Palo Alto, CA264 contributions
Wesleyan Observatory
Apr 2015 • Family
Van Vleck Observatory is Wesleyan's University. If you're in Wesleyan, it's nice to just stop by. Looks very nice.
Written April 15, 2015
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EclipsianNight
Greenwich, CT685 contributions
Great Observatory!
Mar 2013 • Couples
A wonderful site for public observatory sessions, as well as, some information on the observatory library throughout the year. Typically, sessions are held one Saturday a month from 8 - 10 p.m. in the winter season and 9 - 11 p.m. in the summer season. Times may vary depending on earlier lecture events or time sensitive planetary viewing constraints. Entrance is free. *Please note that the observatory is not heated during the winter. Do dress warmly.

The observatory sessions, which allow viewing on a 20" refractor, are hosted by The Astronomical Society of Greater Hartford (ASGH). Parking is available on Vine St. near the tennis courts.
Written March 22, 2013
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