This weekend you should head on down to the Dudley Observatory in Schenectady at 107 Nott Terrace St. Chartered in 1852, the Observatory is the oldest independent organization in the United States supporting research and education in astronomy and the history of astronomy. And it's right here in Schenectady. Don't be fooled, though. It is at the top of a bright pink apartment building for seniors. So when you park at 107 Nott Terrace Street make sure you look for Suite 201. This awesome place is more than an observatory where you can study the stars, planets and close-flying planes- they have a wonderful library. This library contains one of the world's finest collections of historically significant astronomical texts, including rare books of Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler. The Dudley Observatory Archives is a fascinating collection of historical records pertaining to astronomy and how it can be connected to our wonderful area. So don't worry if there's cloud cover, there's still stacks and stacks of reasons to visit the Observatory. For more information make sure to check out their website www.dudleyobservatory.org for more information! Happy Stargazing!