About once a month during the spring and fall semesters, Wellesley students and faculty open the Observatory to members of the public. Visitors are invited to take a tour, listen to talks, and (when clear) look through our 6-inch and 12-inch telescopes.
Public nights are free and will be held regardless of weather conditions. No reservations are required.
Children must be supervised by their grownups. We regret that we cannot accommodate groups.
If you are visiting us for a Whitin Night, please know that the Observatory driveway and circle are closed to vehicles after sunset. Please see this link for directions and information about parking.
Our Spring 2017 season has ended. Watch this spot for more events in the fall!
Fall 2017 (see previous events on Facebook)
Talks and activities happen at the scheduled time, rain or shine, and telescopic observing only if skies are clear.
9/29 Friday, 7:00 PM: Cassini takes the plunge.: a talk by Prof. Richard French, Director of the Whitin Observatory and Leader of the Cassini Radio Science Team.