Getting to the Copernican Observatory and Planetarium:

Directions to campus can be found here: . Maps are also linked off that page. We are located in Copernicus Hall, on the southeast corner of campus (off Paul Manafort Senior Drive). Free parking is available in the Copernicus parking garage. During the summer that garage is sometimes closed for repairs. The surface lots between Copernicus and the Robert Vance Academic Center parking garage (see map) are available in the summer, and the RVAC garage itself is open at night and on weekends.

If you are using your GPS, we are between 245 and 175 Paul Manafort Senior Drive, New Britain, CT on the OPPOSITE SIDE of the street. Copernicus Hall is a square building with large aluminum ventilation stacks on the roof (as well as the observatory and greenhouse). See picture below. Note that we do NOT have a defined street address that you can plug into your GPS. If you put in "CCSU" it will by default take you to the administration building, Davidson Hall (1615 Stanley St.), which is on the other side of campus!


Once you have arrived, any main entrance (except the south/back side) will put you right onto the second floor of our building. The planetarium is room 211. If you enter from the Copernicus parking garage the entrance leads directly to the planetarium. If you enter from the west side (near the RVAC garage) you will be entering near the elevators and need to walk either to the right or left around the floor to the other side.

If you are attending a special observing session, take the elevators. One goes all the way to the 6th floor. The other only goes to the 5th floor. Exit, take a right, and go up the stairs by the spacy mural to get to the 6th floor.