The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge sponsors a variety of free programs for the public. Among these events are Observatory Nights on the third Thursday of the month, specially scheduled Kids Academy, Sci-Fi Movie Nights, and Star Parties.
These events--unless otherwise noted--are held in Phillips Auditorium (at
the rear of the CfA complex near Madison Street and large parking lot), 60
Garden Street, Cambridge, about 1 mile west of Harvard Square. Parking lots
marked for Observatory Staff are open to the public on event nights. No
reservations are necessary, but seating is limited to the auditorium's
capacity. Admission is free.
Events will resume in September 2013.
For more information, including accessibility, or to sign up for the events mailing list, call the Public Affairs Office, (617) 495-7461 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please request sign-language interpretation at least 2 weeks before the event. Current sky information is available.
The CfA is easily reached by public transportation. From the Harvard MBTA Station (Red Line), take any bus or trackless trolley going west on Concord
Avenue (Arlmont Village and Belmont Center
buses, Huron Avenue trolleys) and get off at "Observatory Hill."