Williston Observatory

Williston Observatory

The John Payson Williston Observatory is the oldest academic building on campus. Originally built in 1881 and continuously upgraded over the years, it remains a state-of-the-art facility. Its 24-inch telescope is equipped with a cooled CDD camera and spectrograph and a Sun workstation for analysis of digital images. An historic eight-inch telescope is also equipped with an electronic camera suitable for use by students in introductory astronomy courses.