Orchard Hill Observatory

The Orchard Hill Observatory is UMass Amherst's optical observatory. It is located on the highest point on the UMass campus and is home to a 16-inch Cassegrain telescope. It is used for public events and for holding open observatory nights. It is supported by members of the Five College Astronomy Club.

Program Type: 

Impact Area: 

Program Participation: 

Open to the public. The community can choose to participate.

Program Start (and End Dates): 

September 21, 2006

Partner(s): 

Five College Astronomy Department
67 Spring Street
Amherst, MA 01002
United States

Program Director: 

Thomas Burbine

Program Director's Email Address: 

Program Contact: 

Patrick Drew

Contact Email: 

UNIT: Colleges, Schools, Departments, Centers, and Institutes: 

College of Natural Sciences/Astronomy

Organizational elements: 

Student Involvement: 

Yes

This Project Receives External Funding: 

No

Assessment Mechanism: 

No