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Public Night at the Westport Astronomical Society
Come and join us every Wednesday night from 8-10pm (weather permitting & when the skies are clear) for our public nights and enjoy the views of planets, nebulae, and other deep sky objects through our telescopes. The Dome Observatory houses a 12.5″ Newtonian telescope and the lawn regularly hosts the newly upgraded and HUGE 25″ Obsession telescope, the largest in Connecticut available to the public.

Westport Astronomical Society

182 Bayberry Lane · Westport, CT

What we're about

We’re a non-profit 501c3 organization comprised of dedicated volunteers that are dedicated to bringing the wonders of the night sky to the public. Join us every Wednesday night from 8-10pm (weather permitting and when the skies are clear) for our public nights and enjoy the views of planets, nebulae, and other deep sky objects through our telescopes.

The Dome Observatory covers a 16″ Meade LX200 with an Explore Scientific 102mm f/7 Essential Apochromatic ED Triplet Refractor piggybacked on top. The lawn regularly hosts the HUGE 25″ Obsession telescope, the largest in Connecticut available to the public. You can also occasionally find us doing sidewalk astronomy in the community with various 8-10″ Dobsonian telescopes and we really love viewing the sun with the Lunt LS100Tha double stacked solar telescope.

In addition, please join us for our free monthly lectures, featuring the best speakers from around the world in diverse fields such as astronomy, cosmology, and physics.

Sign up for our mailing list to be notified of any special events at the observatory here: http://www.was-ct.org/

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