WSU Department of Physics Public Observatory


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

Monday Febrary 11, 2019, 7:30p - 10:00p
Monday March 11, 2019, time TBD
Monday April 8, 2019, time TBD

On January 20, 2019, there will be both a SUPER MOON and a TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE.  This is a pretty special event.  Check out for more information about great viewing techniques, times of the eclipse and the best places to be to observe. 

NASA info Lunar Eclipse + Super Moon

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.

WSU Telescope