Fountainwood OBSERVATORY

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

Fall 2017 Observatory Events


September 16th, 2017

  • Fountainwood Observatory Public Night
    8:00pm - 10:30pm

October 28th, 2017

  • Fountainwood Observatory Public Night
    8:00pm - 10:30pm

November 4th, 2017

  • Fountainwood Observatory Public Night
    8:00pm - 10:30pm

December 9th, 2017

  • Fountainwood Observatory Public Night
    8:00pm - 10:30pm