Williston Observatory

The John Payson Williston Observatory is the oldest academic building on campus. Originally built in 1881 and continuously upgraded over the years, it remains a state-of-the-art facility.

Williston Observatory
Williston Observatory

The John Payson Williston Observatory is the oldest academic building on campus. Originally built in 1881 and continuously upgraded over the years, it remains a state-of-the-art facility.

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Observatory Open House

Sat, Feb 24, 2024 7pm to 9pm

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Open house at the Observatory! Rain or shine! Sponsored by The Good Idea Fund.

Williston Observatory

Observatory Open House

Sat, Feb 17, 2024 7pm to 9pm

This is a past event.

Open house at the Observatory! Rain or shine! Sponsored by The Good Idea Fund.

Williston Observatory

Observatory Open House

Sat, Feb 10, 2024 7pm to 9pm

This is a past event.

Open house at the Observatory! Rain or shine! Sponsored by The Good Idea Fund.

Williston Observatory

Observatory Open House

Sat, Feb 3, 2024 7pm to 9pm

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Open house at the Observatory! Rain or shine! Sponsored by The Good Idea Fund.

Williston Observatory

Observatory Open House

Sat, Jan 27, 2024 7pm to 9pm

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Observatory open house where will we will view the skies if it is clear or talk about the April 8th Solar eclipse if it is cloudy. The event happens rain or shine! Sponsored by The Good Idea Fund.

Williston Observatory

Staff Appreciation Night at the Observatory!

Sat, Nov 11, 2023 8pm to 10pm

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Please join the Astronomy Department for a special STAFF Appreciation Evening and Observatory Open House on Saturday, November 11 at 8:00pm-10:00pm at Williston Observatory. Located on Jewett Lane...

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