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Your Window to the Universe.

Situated conveniently on the UWG campus, the observatory provides physics students with unique learning opportunities to study the universe, right at their doorstep.

Observatory Information


  • The UWG Observatory features a Cassegrain reflecting telescope with a 14-inch diameter mirror mounted in the dome as well as 8-inch telescopes for viewing events.
  • The observatory has been in use since 1979, and the main telescope since 2008.
  • From our very own Carrollton campus, students and people from the surrounding community have studied the Sun, Moon, planets, nebulae, comets, star clusters, eclipses, galaxies, and more.

Public Observations

Join UWG Physics for a night under the stars! We host public observations the first Monday of each month during the fall and spring semesters. Utilizing 8-14 inch telescopes, physics faculty and students take you on a journey through the night sky.

See schedule below.


Upon special request, school groups and organizations may schedule observations outside of UWG class hours.

Contact: Dr. Nick Sterling (

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2023-2024 Public Observation Schedule

NOTE: Public observations are very weather dependent, so please check the schedule on the day of each event in case of cancellation.

observatory at night

  • September 11 // 9:00-10:00 p.m.
  • October 2 // 8:30-9:30 p.m.
  • November 6 // 7:00-8:00 p.m.
  • December 4 // 7:00-8:00 p.m. (CANCELLED)
  • January 8 // 7:00-8:00 p.m. (CANCELLED)
  • February 5 // 8:00-9:00 p.m. (CANCELLED)
  • March 4 // 8:00-9:00 p.m. (CANCELLED)
  • April 1 // 9:00-10:00 p.m. (CANCELLED)
  • May 6 // 9:30-10:30 pm.


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