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


Tuesday, Feb. 20

  • 8:00 pm Talk: “Two Blue Moons This Year: Hey, Aren’t They Rare?”
  • 8:30 pm Telescopes (waxing crescent)

Wednesday, Mar. 21

  • 8:00 pm Talk: “Oumuamua: Our Solar System’s First Interstellar Visitor.”
  • 8:30 pm Telescopes (waxing crescent)

Tuesday, Apr. 17        

  • 8:00 pm Talk: “Space Tourism: Can You Afford to Go?”
  • 8:30 pm Telescopes (barely waxing crescent, rising)

Note: Spring break is March 12-16 Daylight Saving Time starts March 11.

Facilities Self Study

Contact Us

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