Fountainwood Observatory

Southwestern is home to two telescopes for use by our students and faculty. A large research-quality reflecting telescope was made possible by a sizable grant and available exclusively to students and faculty for research. Close by, a smaller telescope that was donated to the Department of Physics is used during monthly 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 monthly public viewings.