WSU Department of Physics Public Observatory


The WSU 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 WSU Public Observatory is operated by Dr. John Armstrong, Director, and Jon Rizzo, Assistant Director.
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.

STAR PARTIES - SPRING 2020 (end times TBA)

January 13 - cancelled due to cloudy/snowy weather

January 31 - cancelled due to cloudy weather

February 10 -  7:30pm start

February 28 - cancelled due to cloudy weather

Remainder of Star Parties for Spring 2020 are canceled due to WSU directives regarding prevention of the spread of the corona virus.




Reservable Observatory hours will be from after sunset to Midnight Monday to Saturday (reservations must be made at least a week in advance.)

 **Solar observing during the day is available upon request.


Please see the CONTACT US
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