WSU Department of Physics Public Observatory
The Public Observatory offers nine 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. We host free public observing nights, and the observatory can be reserved starting at $100 per hour, with a 1 hour minimum reservation. This includes access to the telescopes and staff on hand to assist in their use. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Stellarium - Sky display software for PC and Mac
- Mobile Astronomy Apps - Recommended Mobile Apps for Astronomy
Reserving the Observatory
Observing hours are from after sunset to midnight*, Monday to Saturday. Reservations must be made at least a week in advance. Please see the contact uspage for location and directions.
*Solar observing during the day is available upon request.