Opinion: Thumbs Up, thumbs down

A9 | Stamford Advocate | Tuesday, November 9, 2021

The Stamford Observatory at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center in Stamford.

Thumbs up to reinventing the Stamford Observatory. After 40 years, the observatory at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center has been closed to the public for three years. A new proposal would introduce a planetarium with 125 seats, and outdoor observation deck and classroom space. It would also move the current telescope to New Mexico, where less pollution would offer Stamford visitors views of a clearer sky. The project has inviting potential, as the public has limited access to similar facilities such as Yale University’s planetarium and observatory.