Bradley Observatory

Located at Agnes Scott College, Bradley Observatory is home to a 30-inch Lewis H. Beck telescope and the 70-seat Delafield Planetarium. Named for William C. and Sarah Hall Bradley, the observatory is a great place for groups to learn about astronomy. From September to April, groups can take a tour of the 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. Group minimum is 20 people and the maximum is 50.
 
Contact Info
Address: Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA 30030. Dekalb County. Tel: 404-471-6368. Website: bradley.agnesscott.edu. Hrs: Vary.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science.
 
 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Planetarium Lesson Plan

Planetariums are theaters that present educational and entertaining shows about outer space. Some planetariums even have shows that focus on history in relation to earth science. Groups can see a multimedia presentation of the night sky on a dome-shaped projection on the ceiling of the theater.... Continue