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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
STAR PARTIES - SPRING 2020 (end times TBA)
January 13 - cancelled due to cloudy/snowy weather
January 31 - 7:00pm start
February 10 - 7:30pm start
February 28 - 7:30pm start
March 16 - 8:00pm start
April 3 - 8:30pm start
April 13 - 8:30pm start
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 page for location and directions.