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Observatory

Explore the night sky through the lens of our telescope in the Crosby Ramsey Memorial Observatory. Our rooftop urban observatory has a computer controlled telescope that lets guests view planets and stars, along with other astronomical events. The observatory is open free to the public on Friday nights and to guests with paid admission year-round on Saturdays when, weather permitting, a look at the Sun is the focus of the day. From June 24 – September 2, Sungazing will also be offered to guests with paid admission on Friday afternoons. The Maryland Science Center offers a number of programs to observe the day and night sky whether you visit during regular hours, after hours, or with a group.

Clark Telescope

Restored to its original condition, and aided by computer controls, our Clark Telescope is an amazing piece of equipment.

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School Programs

Bring your class for a focused astronomy lesson.

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Private Programs

Reserve the Observatory for your private, guided star party.

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Sungazing

Explore the Sun every Saturday (and summer Fridays) as part of museum admission, weather permitting.

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Friday Night Stargazing

Explore seasonally available stars and planets in this free public program, weather permitting.

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