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Contact Information

Dr. Harry Augensen
Professor of Physics & Astronomy
tel: 610-499-4003
fax: 610-499-4496


All stargazing sessions are held in the Widener University Observatory, which is located on the north side of Widener University's Main Campus in Chester, Pennsylvania. The street address is:

17th and Walnut Streets
(5 blocks south of MacDade Blvd., one block east of Providence Road)

Get directions to the Widener University Main Campus

On-Campus Directions

Enter Kirkbride Hall through the south main entrance of the new wing (facing the Wolfgram Library); all other doors are usually locked. Enter the 1st floor lobby, and take the stairwell on the left (or the elevator around the corner) to the 5th floor. Enter the astronomy classroom 501 and wait for the session to begin.

Free Parking at 17th and Walnut Streets

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 usually available in the lot directly east of Kirkbride Hall, also accessible from 17th Street.