Open night at Washburn Observatory (weather permitting)
View celestial objects with Wisconsin's 15.6-inch Clark refractor, in operation since 1879.
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Washburn Observatory, operated by the UW-Madison Astronomy Dept., is located atop Observatory Hill, at 1401 Observatory Drive. The observatory will not open unless the sky is clear. N.B. Washburn Observatory is a historical landmark building and the telescope is not handicap accessible. Visitors learn about the distinguished work of UW astronomers dating back over 140 years.