Strawbridge Observatory & Public Observing
The Strawbridge Observatory at Haverford College houses 12-inch and 16-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes which are actively used by students in Haverford astronomy classes. The telescopes are also periodically made available for public use with teaching assistants and/or professors present to provide assistance and background information about what is being viewed.
Note The telescopes are only used when it is clear, and the domes are not opened when it is cloudy.
If the weather is in doubt, your best option is to email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask whether observing will take place.
If you would like to bring a group to any of our events, please contact us early in the year to see if your group can be accommodated.
Contact Dominick Rowan '20 and Sam Ditovsky '20 at email@example.com for more information.
Public Observing Schedule & Directions
These events include observing though one or more of our telescopes (weather permitting), activities for children, and a student-led talk on a topic in astronomy.
Friday, February 28, 2020
6:45–8:45 p.m. This event takes place rain or shine.
Friday, March 20, 2020 - Event Cancelled
All campus events (guest speakers, concerts, symposia) scheduled through April 5 will be cancelled or postponed. Please visit the Coronavirus Information page for up-to-date details.
Friday, April 17, 2020 - Event Cancelled
8:30–10:30 p.m. This event takes place rain or shine.