Southwestern’s large research-quality reflecting telescope was donated to the Physics Department by Max Allen, a local engineer and builder who was also an amateur astronomer. This instrument is used by faculty and students for research, and programs of general interest to the public are conducted each month during the academic year.
Fountainwood Viewing Nights are always FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Next Public Viewing
Spring 2017 Observatory Events
Sun and Moon data from the USNO website.
February 4th, 2017
March 4th, 2017
May 19th, 2017
Best of Austin
The Austin Chronicle gave the Fountainwood Observatory a Best of Austin Award. Read what they said about the observatory’s public viewing nights here.