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.


PLEASE NOTE: until the end of winter 2022, visitors at any time of day or night must park in "Visitor Parking" next to the west entry in the map below (owing to Science Center construction).  They "Gray Lot" marked in the map below is now a "laboratory trailer park," and will reopen as a parking lot after winter 2022.

Campus Map with Parking Indicated