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The Rolnick Observatory is located on Bayberry Lane at the highest point in Westport. There are several buildings at the site, including the observatory and a warming hut for visitors. The observatory, which is maintained by the Westport Astronomical Society, has two telescopes available for use by the general public: a 12½-inch Newtonian reflector and a 25-inch Newtonian telescope, the largest in the state of Connecticut. Viewings are hosted on Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 8pm to 10pm and are free to the public. For more information about the observatory, visit the Westport Astronomical Society Web site.
182 Bayberry Ln, Westport, CT 06880
- Hours: By appointment only
- Hours: Public viewings: Wed, Thu, 8pm - 10pm, weather permitting