The Westport Observatory


The Westport Observatory
182 Bayberry Ln.
Westport, CT 06880
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The Rolnick Observatory, located at 182 Bayberry Lane in Westport, CT, is situated at the highest point in Westport. The observatory dome rests on top of an old NIKE radar tower as seen in the picture above. The observatory is named after Gerry Rolnick, one of the founders of WAS and the person who ground the 12 inch mirror which is still in use today. The small shed in front of the observatory tower is where the 25 inch Newtonian Telescope is stored. The other building is known as “The warm room”, simply because it is just that – a little room where members and public alike can go to rest and warm up after observing. It is especially used in the winter!