The Meziere Family Observatory was built by senior physics major Kyle Meziere and
his father. The 10-foot diameter dome was donated to the UD Physics Department for
student and faculty use. Mr. Meziere and his family (shown along with Mr. Arthur
Sweeney on the right) hauled the observatory from San Diego to its temporary location
at the home of adjunct physics professor Mr. Arthur Sweeney over the Thanksgiving
The department hopes to move the observatory to a dark site outside of the Dallas-Ft.
Worth area as soon as an appropriate site is determined. The physics faculty deeply
appreciate this generous donation and will do their best to make sure many UD students
are able to use the facility for observations and research.