The UW-Madison Astronomy Department offers free public observing at Washburn Observatory on the first and third Wednesday of each month, and every Wednesday June through August, weather permitting. The Open House sessions are hosted by UW astronomy graduate students. The public viewing sessions are informal, so there is no lecture or tour. The dome is open to the outside air so dress appropriately. Food and drinks, as well as flash photography are not allowed in the observatory. The status of the upcoming Washburn Observatory Open House is displayed in the Washburn Twitter Feed, which is usually updated approximately 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of the session.
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- Free Admission
An Evening with David Sedaris 10/25/2017 Madison - 1.07 miles away
Bumper Jacksons 10/26/2017 Madison - 1.07 miles away
Terrifying Tour Madison 10/20/2017 - 10/21/2017 Madison - 3.68 miles away
Super Doppler 10/26/2017 Stoughton - 14.73 miles away