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).

Wed, February 7th, 6-8pm
Status: TBD

Tentative Upcoming Events:
Wed, March 6th, 6:30-8:30pm
Wed, April 10th, 8-10pm
Wed, May 8th, 8:30-10pm
Wed, June 5th, 9-10pm

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).

ALSO upcoming:
Public JWST Lecture
Thurs, March 7th, 1-2:30pm
https://drexel.edu/coas/academics/departments-centers/physics/events/kaczmarczik-lectures/

Solar Eclipse (but not an observatory event)
Monday, April 8th, 2-4:30pm
https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/@4560347?iso=20240408

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.