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.



We are currently not taking any reservations for the Observatory at this time due to COVID-19.  Thank you and we apologize for any inconvenience.





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.


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