The Joseph R. Lynch Observatory at Drexel University

Open Houses
The Drexel Physics Department hosts a Telescope Open House on the first Wednesday of each month at 30 minutes past sunset (for 2 hours).

*Thursday*, June 1, 9-10pm
Status: ON!
Next: Fall (it is light too late in the summer)

Normally hope that these events can be open to the public (subject to Drexel's pandemic operation rules and access restrictions to the Main Building).

Lynch Observatory from the street

Named in honor of our benefactor, Mr. Joseph Lynch, the Lynch Observatory at Drexel houses a 16" Meade Schmidt-Cassegrain, the largest in Philadelphia. It is the main facility for Drexel's Physics 232: Observational Astrophysics, and serves host to frequent public observing nights.

Public open nights are scheduled (typically) for the first Wednesday of every month during the academic year. Open houses start roughly 30 minutes after sunset, and run for two hours after that.

The Joseph R. Lynch Observatory has been made possible by the Generosity of Joseph R. Lynch '58 and the GE Foundation.