Whitin Observatory is closed to the public except during our special events.  Please note that the Observatory driveway and circle are closed to vehicles every night from sunset until sunrise so that students and faculty can carry out their work without interference from headlights.


Our Observatory is located on the campus of Wellesley College. Here are travel directions to campus and map showing the Observatory.


Visitors for our evening events may park in the diagonal spots along the road leading to the Observatory circle with overflow in the Gray Lot.  Daytime visitors must use campus visitor parking in the Davis Parking Facility. The Gray Lot is marked on the map below.

Campus Map with Parking Indicated