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.
Next Public Viewing
Public Nights will begin again in September 2016. The new schedule will be posted in late August 2016.
Fountainwood Viewing Nights are always FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
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.