Dudley Observatory

Rating: 4.9 stars   20 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Technology, Education

Location: 107 Nott Terrace Ste 201 Schenectady NY 12308 USA

Mission: Informal public science education, with emphasis on education, recruitment and early career development related to astronomy in its many interdisciplinary manifestations.
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 14-1455417
518-382-7583
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Dudley Observatory has served as a model in the community in its science and astronomy outreach. The Observatory manages a fulfilling annual internship program and coordinates lecture series and astronomy educational events. If there is an astronomy event scheduled in the area, you can always count on a Dudley representative to be there with a telescope and educational materials.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Personally, I've gained a thorough understanding of the science and beaty of astronomy through the Dudley Observatory's programs. Just recently, I participated in its DARK (Dudley Astrophotography Research (K)nights) program.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

We are making changes! Among them looking for a site for a new Observatory!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the satisfaction it provides to those thirsting for more knowledge about science and astronomy.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

always very generous with their time and extremely knowledgeable.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

build a state of the art observatory site for research and astronomy education and outreach.

Ways to make it better...

there were additional resources to follow through on the many educational opportunities this organization can provide.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding and promotion of the organization and its events.

One thing I'd also say is that...

this is a tremendous organization and sparks the interest of children and adults alike.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

Dudley's collection of historic books and astronomical artifacts is impressive, as are its education and outreach activities, at both the professional and amateur levels. Especially exciting is Dudley's role in bringing the excitement of science to the public. Dudley's vision says it all: The Dudley Observatory, chartered by the State of New York in 1852, is the oldest independent organization in the country supporting research and education in astronomy and the history of astronomy. Our vision is to be a nationally recognized center for educational outreach and historical research in astronomy that is vibrant and expanding its impact, programming, and resources through both its own unique efforts and partnerships with other leading organizations.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Skywatch Lectures

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

Dudley has several interesting and important roles in astronomy and our society. It is an historical observatory with world class contributions. It an the repository of several historical telescopes and several ultra-precise mechanical clocks. In addition it has a modern role of bringing modern astronomy to the public, and another in inspiring middle and high school children to enjoy science through the excitement of direct observation of the skies, and of rapidly-movbing modern astronomy. Its board members and staff are excellent and devoted individuals.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My role as a board member and treasurer, now emeritus, and continuing as a supporter of their Skywatch lecture series including this fall season starting in October.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-10-01

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