Washburn Observatory

1401 Observatory Dr.
Madison, WI 53706- Map It
(608) 263-2400

AAA Editor Notes

Washburn Observatory is on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus at 1401 Observatory Dr. Objects can be viewed through a 15-inch telescope. Astronomers are available to answer questions. Note: Public viewing sessions are temporarily suspended while the dome has repairs made. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.
Free.
Hours: Open in clear weather every Wed. 9-11 p.m., June-Aug.; first and third Wed. of the month 7:30-9:30 p.m., Feb.-Mar. and Nov.-Dec.; first and third Wed. of the month 9-11 p.m., Apr.-May and Sept.-Oct.; third Wed. of the month 7:30-9:30 p.m., rest of year. Closed July 4.