Observatory Opens with Eye to the Sky

By Scott Craig   |   March 17, 2022
The Westmont Observatory reopens March 18 (photo by Brad Elliott)

The Westmont Observatory opens to the public Friday, March 18, beginning at 7 pm and lasting several hours. Face coverings will be required at the event. Due to the pandemic, this is the first time in two years the observatory has been open to the public. 

Westmont hosts a free, public viewing on the third Friday of every month. Along with the college’s powerful Keck Telescope, members of the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit bring their telescopes to share with the public. Free parking is available near the Westmont Observatory, which is between the baseball field and the track and field-soccer complex.

In case of inclement weather, please call the Telescope Viewing Hotline at (805) 565-6272 and check the observatory website www.westmont.edu/westmont-observatory to see if the viewing has been canceled.


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