Built in 1999 as part of an initiative to immerse girls in STEM subjects and fields, and named after the founder of the first Sacred Heart school in New York City, this is one of a handful of secondary school observatories in New England. During the summer of 2018 the facility was updated with research grade equipment and capabilities for day and night viewing. A full-time astronomy teacher and a technician coordinated the installation and the fall 2018 roll-out of a K-12 curriculum.
The Observatory is open to the Sacred Heart community every Thursday evening during the school year. Contact Rick Bria, astronomy technician, firstname.lastname@example.org for exact times as they vary seasonally. To check to see if viewing is cancelled due to overcast skies or bad weather, call the Observatory’s answering machine (203-532-3322) on Thursdays after 5:00 PM.
Convent of the Sacred Heart
An independent, Catholic school for girls K-12, with coed Barat Center for Early Childhood Education