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Astronomical Observatory

Dr. AJ Poelarends looking at a telescope

Opening Hours

Until November 9, 2018

Monday - Friday: 8.00-10:00 PM* (on clear evenings)

Also closed during Wheaton's Fall Break, 10/22- 10/24.


*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, Rhiannon Blaauw, an e-mail rhiannon.blaauw@wheaton.edu

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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