Sun Dial

Richard D. Swensen Sundial

The sundial was designed by emeriti Dr. John Shepherd. It is located on the outside south wall of the Kleinpell Fine Arts building which is located on Cascade Avenue just west of Centennial Science Hall. It faces the new University Center along the main east-west walkway through the center of campus.

A history and directions for reading the sundial are available at How to Read Sundial.

Astronomy Talks and Observatory Viewing


Our last public Astronomy Talk and Observatory Viewing for spring semester was Tuesday, April 17. If you are interested in a group talk or observatory viewing over the summer term, please contact Dr. Glenn Spiczak at 715-425-4630 or send an email to:


Facilities Self Study

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Physics Department
Phone: 715-425-3235
Fax:  715-425-0652