Mission Statement

Mount Cuba Observatory's mission is the advancement and promotion of the study, observation, and appreciation of the sciences of astronomy, astrophysics, and the related space sciences. For this purpose, the Observatory provides facilities, guidance, and inspiration for astronomical study and research to people of all ages and levels of skill. Interest in, as well as an appreciation of the universe around us, is nurtured through many astronomical activities. Observatory programs are designed to awaken and develop an individual's interest in science and technology, especially astronomy and the space sciences. Routine observatory activities include observation, study, and astrophotography of the moon, planets, stars, nebulae, and other deep space objects. Observatory volunteers routinely participate in international projects and studies. Day and night the Observatory is a busy place. Students and faculty members carryout a varied list of assignments and research projects through a close working relationship with the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Delaware.