Public Observing

We regret that all upcoming public observing events are cancelled until further notice due to concerns about COVID-19.

New 0.7-m Telescope on the roof of Roger Bacon

The main telescope, which features a 27.5-inch diameter mirror, sits atop Roger Bacon Hall. The rooftop viewing platform also has permanent mounts for five smaller telescopes.   

The observatory was funded by a grant from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation and a generous gift from John J. Breyo ’68 H’02 and his wife, Marilyn Breyo; the observatory was named in their honor. The observatory opened for use in September 2018, and was formally dedicated on November 10.