Fountainwood Observatory

Southwestern is home to two telescopes for use by students and faculty. A large research-quality reflecting telescope was made possible by a sizable grant and is available exclusively to students and faculty for research. A smaller telescope, donated by a local amateur astronomer, is used during regular public viewings hosted by the Physics Department and the Williamson County Astronomy Society. To date, more than 4,000 visitors have attended the Observatory's public viewings.