Stargazing: Fall Teachers' Night

- Widener Observatory - Kirkbride Hall
Globular Star Cluster M13

Calling all K-12 teachers!  You spend all day helping students reach for the stars!  Now, treat yourself and your family to an unforgettable experience at the Widener Observatory!

Open to: All K-12 teachers and their families are welcome! K-12 teachers and their families are welcome!
Registration: Required.  Space is limited to the first 20 gazers
Cost: Free

Register Here!

* Visitors will be expected to follow all university policies including policies related to the pandemic such as masking, distancing, and other required measures.

Please follow Widener Observatory on Facebook for any weather updates or cancellations. 

Dr Augensen in observatory

What to Expect

Become an astronomer for the night by visiting Widener's unique Observatory on our Main Campus in Chester, PA. Here, you'll explore planets, stars, nebulae, clusters, galaxies, and much more.

*Stargazing sessions may be cancelled or rescheduled depending on the weather.

See Photos from Previous Observations

kirkbride hall entrance at night

Getting to the Observatory

Finding the Observatory

  • View maps and directions to Widener's Main Campus.
  • Enter Kirkbride Hall through the south main entrance, facing the Wolfgram Library.
  • Take the stairs (visible from the entrance) or the elevator (to the right of the stairs) to the 5th floor.
  • Come to Room 501, the astronomy classroom, until the session is ready to begin.


  • Free parking is available in the large parking lot at 17th and Walnut Streets across from the north side of Kirkbride Hall
  • Additional parking is available on the street as well as in the lot directly east of Kirkbride Hall

Additional Resources

Interested in attending a private group session? Contact Monica Connell.

Contact Info

Harry Augensen

Emeritus Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy Director, Widener University Observatory

Monica Connell

Admin. Assistant - Science Division