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Department of Physics
The CWU Observatory is located on a vibrationally isolated tower accesible from the roof of the Science II building and is operated by the Physics Department. The observatory provides research opportunities (PHYS 495) and hands-on training (PHYS 201) for undergraduate students, as well as observing experiences for the general public.
CWU Astronomy Club hosts 1-2 star parties per month that are open to the public. Check out the Astronomy Events page for more information.
Students interested in becoming involved in astronomy research should visit the Observatory Research page.
47.0068° N, 120.5360° W
Following the map below, parking lot H6 is the parking lot to use for visiting Science II
The Planetarium is indicated by the blue star
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Room 401 (control room): 509-963-2765
Room 501 (dome): 509-963-2182
The ACE 0.6-meter telescope was installed on the roof of the Science II building in 2017. The telescope has an FLI 4240 Proline CCD and will eventually have a spectrograph.
Astronomy Club will meet each Monday at 6pm in the Lydig Planetarium (Discovery Hall room 101) for SSociety Of Physics Students Club - Fridays
The Society of Physics Students Club will meet each Friday at 11am in Discovery Hall room 201 for SpJames Webb Launch Party Dec 4th 10:00 AM
CWU Physics will be hosting a launch party for the new space telescope!