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Astronomical Observatory

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Opening Hours

The Observatory will be open from September 4 through November 8, 2019.

Regular opening hours are Monday - Friday: 8.00-10:00 PM* (on clear evenings). We are not open during the weekends.

Also closed during Wheaton's Fall Break, Oct 21 - 23, 2019.


*Observing may end early in the event of low attendance or unfavorable sky conditions. 

If you want to visit the observatory outside of regular hours, or with a group that is larger than 8 people, please send the observatory coordinator, Dr. Arend J. Poelarends, an e-mail aj.poelarends@wheaton.edu.


The observatory is located in the Meyer Science Center, on the corner of University Place and Howard Street. Parking is available across the street from the building at the corner of Howard Street and College Avenue. Access to the observatory is from the 4th floor of the science building.

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Coordinates: 41.8661°N, 88.1069°W


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