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.
FALL 2017 Observatory Events
Sun and Moon data from the USNO website.
September 17th, 2016
October 8th, 2016
November 5th, 2016
December 3rd, 2016
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.