The Physics Department at Middlebury College is performing upgrades at the College Observatory and will not be having Open House nights this summer.
Over the years, Open House nights at the Observatory have been popular events on the Middlebury campus during the summers as the Observatory has opened its doors to the College community and the public to share the wonders of the night skies.
Thanks to generous support from the Michele and David Mittelman (’76) Family Foundation, the Observatory will be undergoing substantial renovations and modernizations that represent a fundamental commitment to the long-term future of the Observatory, both for curricular and research uses, as well as for outreach. These improvements to the Observatory will help ensure that Middlebury students, College community members, schoolchildren, and the public will continue to be able to explore the universe on the Middlebury campus under dark Vermont skies.
The current expectation is that the Observatory will again be operational in the fall after completion of the upgrades.