WSU Department of Physics Public Observatory



The Public Observatory offers 9 sets of high powered binoculars, an astronomical library, and 9 state-of-the-art medium-sized personal telescopes.  Its inventory also includes various sizes of eye pieces, solar filters, and laser pointers to guide in star hunting.  It also is a science education facility used in WSU academic classes.
The Public Observatory can be reserved by the public starting at $100 per hour, with a 1 hour minimum reservation.  Please email for more information.



Monday February 11, 2019, 7:30pm - 10:30pm

For the February Star Party, here is a list of sky objects we will be viewing:

M42 Orion Nebula
M31 Andromeda Galaxy
NGC 2237 Star Cluster; if you look carefully, nebulosity
M36 Open Cluster
Planet Mars
M81 Bodes Galaxy
NGC 1499 California Nebula
M45 Open Cluster (The Pleiades)


Star Party dates for Spring semester 2019 have been announed!  Check back here for updates.

Monday February 11, 2019, 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Monday March 11, 2019, 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Monday April 8, 2019, 8:30pm - 10:30pm