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Ott Planetarium and Public Observatory Public Availability

Spring 2019 Semester

January 7 to April 30, 2019

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:00 am to 11:00 pm (Observatory may have special late hours.)
Fridays, Saturdays by special request (staff availability dependent).
Sundays, CLOSED.

We do also offer limited availability during WSU breaks (like spring break, etc.)

Contact us to make a reservation.

Planetarium Director 
Dr. Stacy Palen 
Weber State University Department of Physics

General Questions and Reservations

Planetarium Assistant Director 
Nisi Whisler Sorge 
Weber State University Department of Physics

Public Observatory Assistant Director 
Jon Rizzo 
Weber State University Department of Physics

Shipping Address 
Ott Planetarium 
Tracy Hall Science Center 
1415 Edvalson St DEPT 2508 
Ogden, UT 84408-2508 



Street Address 
Ott Planetarium 
Room LL203, Lind Lecture Hall 
Weber State University Ogden Campus 
1550 Edvalson St. 
Ogden, Utah 84408

WSU Department of Physics Public Observatory
4th Floor, South end of Tracy Hall Science Center 
Weber State University Ogden Campus 
1415 Edvalson St.
Ogden, UT 84408-2508 

Weber Ogden campus

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Parking passes are required before 4:00pm, Monday-Friday. Parking is free on weekends and after 4:00pm on weekdays. 

Parking passes must be purchased at the Information Kiosk or Parking Services (see map above). 

The Planetarium does not have parking passes. Plan to arrive a few minutes early if you need to purchase parking passes. 

The most convenient parking lots for the Planetarium are the A4, W1, W2, and W5lots.

The most convenient parking lot for the Observatory in Tracy Hall is A2.

Ride UTA! 

UTA Routes 455, 603, 625, 640, and 685 serve Weber State University. 

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