Earth & Planetary Sciences Facilities, Department of Physics, Astronomy and Meteorology

Science Building
Science Building Image Gallery

Earth and Planetary Sciences Image Gallery

Click to view digital images of: (1) celestial objects taken by WestConn students and faculty at the WCSU Westside observatory and at our affiliated site, the National Undergraduate Research Observatory; (2) students and faculty; (3) facilities and features in Connecticut and elsewhere.

Graduate students concentrating in atmospheric sciences will have access to all the resources that are available to undergraduate students in Meteorology and Earth Science. The Weather Center, an institute within the university, provides professional weather forecasts to local businesses and newspapers, including United Illuminating and the New Haven Register. The Broadcast Room is designed to train students to become television meteorologists.

WCSU also has the benefit of its own astronomical observatory, containing a 20-inch (0.51 m) telescope and a planetarium. The telescope is dedicated to research by faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, as well as occasional public viewings. Students and faculty can also observe with a 31-inch (0.79 m) telescope at the National Undergraduate Research Observatory

Our Instrumentation Laboratory contains research-grade equipment, including meteorological and radiometric instrumentation, data loggers and telecommunication systems. Students will also have access to our state-of-the-art Temperature Calibration Facility.

The Science Building contains a computer lab that is open and available to students 24 hours a day. WCSU also has several other computer facilities on both campuses.


WCSU Weather Information

Current Conditions in Danbury

Current Conditions

55.1° F
Feels like N/A°

Wind: 7MPH from the S
Humidity: N/A%
Pressure: 30 in.
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Emergency / Weather Alert Information

The Emergency / Weather Alert will be posted on the WCSU home page any time an emergency or bad weather causes a delay, cancellation or early closing of the university.

Weather Alert Example

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Greater Danbury 5-Day Forecast

Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Slight chance for a morning shower, partly sunny and pleasant.
Partly sunny and pleasant.
Mostly cloudy, chance for some showers.
Chance for morning rain then some afternoon sunshine.
Mostly sunny and mild.
36° / 59° 34° / 56° 36° / 43° 39° / 54° 33° / 54°