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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 on Saturday when, weather permitting, a look at the Sun is the focus of the day. 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 Saturdays

Explore the Sun every Saturday as part of museum admission, weather permitting.

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Stargazing Fridays

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

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