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Boston University Observatory

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Address: 725 Commonwealth Ave, Room 522, Boston, MA 02215
Phone Number: +1 617-353-2630
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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The Observatory offers a public viewing night for people to come observe...

The Observatory offers a public viewing night for people to come observe the night sky through telescopes and binoculars and see things they otherwise might not get to see, and learn some astronomy as well. The Open Nights are held most Wednesday evenings throughout the year, weather permitting. It is open to everyone. Starting times are 7:30pm during the fall and winter, and 8:30pm during the spring and summer. The program lasts about an hour.

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Good, fun, free thing to do in Boston

If you're looking for something different to do on a Wednesday night in Boston, this is worth checking out. It's a little weird walking through the academic building at night, and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 August 2014
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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Worth going to. All the Boston schools are well maintained and have beautiful architecture. It's for sure worth taking any teens to see to inspire some dreams!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

If you're looking for something different to do on a Wednesday night in Boston, this is worth checking out. It's a little weird walking through the academic building at night, and then when you get there it isn't exactly what I expected- in my mind it was going to be one of those big ole' telescopes with the dome roof... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013

I found this free event on TripAdvisor and, having never seen the night sky for myself, was quite keen to go along. So having followed the Twitter feed to check it was on (Wednesday evenings, but they don't run the event if it's too cloudy) I wandered along to check it out. I found it to be not at all... More 

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Fenway / Kenmore
The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but loyal Red Sox fans will continue to infiltrate this home to historic Fenway Park, where you can find victory banners, people yelling in stereotypical Boston accents, and lots of sports bars. Located within Kenmore Square, the old gas station Citgo sign is another Boston skyline classic seen throughout the city. In addition to a hectic and diehard sports mentality, this neighborhood is also home to some of Boston’s many universities. Move from Boston University territory to that of Northeastern, and spend time at the famous Museum of Fine Arts. For more culture, check out the smaller but equally beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Continue off the beaten path and check out the green space in the Back Bay Fens, a pretty community garden. This diverse neighborhood has a mix of universities, sports, culture, and more residential green space.
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