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Rolnick Observatory

The Observatory open to the public every Wednesday night, if the skies are clear.

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Since 1975, the Westport Astronomical Society (WAS) has been bringing the wonders of the night sky to the thousands who have visited the observatory.  The Rolnick Observatory houses a 12.5″ Newtonian telescope and the lawn regularly hosts a  25″ Obsession telescope, the largest in Connecticut available to the public. WAS has free monthly meetings with experts at the top of their fields, featuring speakers from the Hayden Planetarium, The American Museum of Natural History, Yale, New York University, University of Connecticut, Columbia and educators from all over the globe who enrich our community with cutting edge discussions on cosmology, physics and astronomy.


Pricing: Free.

Other Amenities: Open After COVID, ADA Compliant, Bus Parking

Dates of Operation: Public nights, Wed. 8 p.m.-10 p.m. (weather permitting).



182 Bayberry Lane
Westport, CT 06880

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