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Bowman Observatory
Greenwich, Conn.

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Bowman Observatory

The Bowman Observatory is located on the grounds of the Julian Curtis Elementary School near the northern intersection of Milbank Avenue & East Elm Street (upper end) in Greenwich, CT, U.S.A.

Owned by the Greenwich Board of Education
Staffed by members of the Astronomical Society of Greenwich
Open to the public free of charge on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month (weather permitting)


Winter 7-9 PM
Spring/Autumn 8-10 PM
Summer 9-11 PM

Directions: (You can now also click on the directions link, or the red push pin, both located on the map above.)

From I-95: Take Exit 3 (Arch Street in Greenwich). At bottom of ramp, northbound, turn left; southbound, turn right. Follow Arch Street north under railroad bridge, through Railroad Avenue intersection, bear right up hill to Greenwich Avenue. Cross Greenwich Avenue to Havemeyer Place. Go east two short blocks, turn left at light onto Milbank Avenue. Go three blocks north, passing Union Cemetery on right. (Please note: while following Milbank Avenue you will cross the lower section of East Elm Street; DO NOT turn off here!)

At rotary, take right turn onto East Elm Street. First driveway on left is the entrance to the Julian Curtis School. Bear left around the circle in front of the school and double back along driveway running parallel to East Elm Street. Observatory is on the school grounds, to the left of the playing field, on a small hill.

From Merritt Parkway: Take Exit 31 (North Street, Greenwich). Northbound, turn left at end of ramp; southbound, turn right. Follow North Street south until it ends at a four-way intersection; turn left onto Maple Avenue. Follow Maple Avenue south to US 1 (a.k.a. East Putnam Avenue, Boston Post Road). Turn right onto US 1, make an immediate left into Milbank Avenue. Follow Milbank Avenue south one block to rotary.

From US 1: Eastbound, follow US 1 through Greenwich business district. Milbank Avenue is the right turn immediately after the last block of stores, opposite the Second Congregational Church (stone church with tall thin steeple). Westbound, turn left onto Milbank Avenue opposite the church and just before the stores.