Southwestern University

Observatory

In 2019, the Fountainwood Observatory will be closed as it undergoes significant renovations. There will be no public viewing nights scheduled until further notice.

Contact

Mark Bottorff

Associate Professor of Physics

Phone

512.863.1631

Mark Bottorff

Associate Professor of Physics

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 regularly during the academic year.