Bradley Observatory

The Bradley Observatory is an astronomical teaching and research facility located on the campus of Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. The Observatory, named in honor of William C. and Sarah Hall Bradley, contains the 70-seat Delafield Planetarium and a 100-seat capacity lecture hall. The building also contains a library and seminar room, two faculty offices, a darkroom, a student computer lab, and an observing plaza for astronomical viewing. The large dome atop the Observatory houses the 30-inch Lewis H. Beck telescope.

contact info

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School

From September to April, groups can take a tour of the Bradley Observatory and enjoy a planetarium show. Tours conducted by physics faculty and college students include a trip out to the observing plaza for viewing, a lesson on how the telescope works, and time for questions. Tours generally follow the Georgia Science Standards for Elementary and Middle School.

supports classroom learning in:
Science.

topics covered:
Science, Physics, Astronomy, Planets, Solar System.

contact info
Name: Chris De Pree, Observatory Director.
Email: cdepree@agnesscott.edu

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 20 min., 50 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Registration: Email. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No.

Planetarium Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Earth has more exposed water than land.  Three quarters of the Earth is covered by water! The earth has one moon.

Venus is the brightest planet in our sky and can sometimes be seen with the naked eye if you know where to look.  It is the solar system’s brightest planet — yellow clouds of sulfuric acid reflect the sun’s light.

Jupiter is so big that you could fit all the other planets in the solar system inside it.

Pluto is no longer considered a planet — instead, astronomers call it a dwarf planet or planetoid.

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Bradley Observatory

The Bradley Observatory is an astronomical teaching and research facility located on the campus of Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. The Observatory, named in honor of William C. and Sarah Hall Bradley, contains the 70-seat Delafield Planetarium and a 100-seat capacity lecture hall. The building also contains a library and seminar room, two faculty offices, a darkroom, a student computer lab, and an observing plaza for astronomical viewing. The large dome atop the Observatory houses the 30-inch Lewis H. Beck telescope.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Scouts

From September to April, groups can take a tour of the Bradley Observatory and enjoy a planetarium show. Tours conducted by physics faculty and college students include a trip out to the observing plaza for viewing, a lesson on how the telescope works, and time for questions. Tours generally follow the Georgia Science Standards for Elementary and Middle School.

supports scout badges in:
Science.

topics covered:
Science, Physics, Astronomy, Planets, Solar System.

contact info
Name: Chris De Pree, Observatory Director.
Email: cdepree@agnesscott.edu

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 20 min., 50 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Registration: Email. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No.

Planetarium Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Earth has more exposed water than land.  Three quarters of the Earth is covered by water! The earth has one moon.

Venus is the brightest planet in our sky and can sometimes be seen with the naked eye if you know where to look.  It is the solar system’s brightest planet — yellow clouds of sulfuric acid reflect the sun’s light.

Jupiter is so big that you could fit all the other planets in the solar system inside it.

Pluto is no longer considered a planet — instead, astronomers call it a dwarf planet or planetoid.

View Lesson Plan>>

Bradley Observatory

The Bradley Observatory is an astronomical teaching and research facility located on the campus of Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. The Observatory, named in honor of William C. and Sarah Hall Bradley, contains the 70-seat Delafield Planetarium and a 100-seat capacity lecture hall. The building also contains a library and seminar room, two faculty offices, a darkroom, a student computer lab, and an observing plaza for astronomical viewing. The large dome atop the Observatory houses the 30-inch Lewis H. Beck telescope.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Homeschool

From September to April, groups can take a tour of the Bradley Observatory and enjoy a planetarium show. Tours conducted by physics faculty and college students include a trip out to the observing plaza for viewing, a lesson on how the telescope works, and time for questions. Tours generally follow the Georgia Science Standards for Elementary and Middle School.

supports classroom learning in:
Science.

topics covered:
Science, Physics, Astronomy, Planets, Solar System.

contact info
Name: Chris De Pree, Observatory Director.
Email: cdepree@agnesscott.edu

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 20 min., 50 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Registration: Email. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No.

Planetarium Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Earth has more exposed water than land.  Three quarters of the Earth is covered by water! The earth has one moon.

Venus is the brightest planet in our sky and can sometimes be seen with the naked eye if you know where to look.  It is the solar system’s brightest planet — yellow clouds of sulfuric acid reflect the sun’s light.

Jupiter is so big that you could fit all the other planets in the solar system inside it.

Pluto is no longer considered a planet — instead, astronomers call it a dwarf planet or planetoid.

View Lesson Plan>>

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