Swasey Observatory

In 1909, Denison University Trustee Ambrose Swasey contributed the funding to build an observatory, which he also furnished with its original astronomical equipment. At that time, his firm, the Warner & Swasey Company of Cleveland, had manufactured many of the world’s finest and largest telescopes.

William Phillips

Nobel laureate in physics, William Phillips, brings his research and considerable enthusiasm to Denison.

How We Learn
Steve Doty

Professor of Physics and Astronomy Steve Doty was awarded a Charles Brickman Award for Excellence in Teaching. His approach to teaching physics helps students take a quantum leap forward.

Swasey Observatory Open Houses
Open houses are hosted by the Department of Physics and Astronomy and astronomy students on a regular basis during the academic year.  Announcement of these open house events are posted on the department's What's Happening as well as in the local papers.