Department of Chemistry & Physics
Viewing Session Information:
(580)-774-3225 option 3
Viewing sessions are held at the SWOSU Observatory during four different weeks each semester. (View schedule) The times will be announced in class and on the information line during the week before each session. Students may receive 5 points of extra credit for each session attended up to three sessions in separate weeks (15 points maximum). To receive credit for attendance, students must be present at the beginning of the session, sign the roll sheet, and remain until excused. Although credit is given for a maximum of three sessions, students are encouraged to attend all four weeks if desired.
There are no drinking fountains, restrooms, heating or cooling at the observatory. Dress and prepare accordingly. Smoking is not allowed at the observatory site. Leave food and drinks in your car. There is limited parking; try to car-pool as much as possible.
If the sky is clear then the session will be held. If it is completely cloudy, then the session is canceled. In the event of marginal viewing conditions call the Observatory Information Line at 580-774-3225 option 3 (3225 option 3 on campus) to obtain the latest available information. Except under extraordinary conditions, a session cannot be canceled because of weather until about an hour before the session is scheduled to begin. Except during observing weeks the information line will have the dates and times of the next observing sessions.