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Observatory and Taylor Planetarium, Peters Hall

50 North Professor Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Photo by Yvonne Gay Fowler

In the dome atop Peters Hall, an observatory features a telescope with a 14-inch aperture for viewing comets, stars, planets, and other astronomical phenomena. The telescope is also equipped with a CCD imaging camera. Installed on the adjacent outdoor viewing deck are five smaller telescopes. The observatory is open to the public (weather permitting) on the first and third Fridays of the month after sunset during the academic year. In addition, a small teaching planetarium projects the 1,000 brightest stars and the planets onto a dome 4 meters in diameter.

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Upcoming Events

Public Observatory Viewing

Public Observatory Viewing 8/25 9pm

Observe the night sky from our Observing Deck with our telescopes and binoculars.

Public Observatory Viewing

Public Observatory Viewing 9/15 9pm

Join us at the Observatory for a look at the late summer night sky. If cloudy, we will open the planetarium.

Public Observatory Viewing

Public Observatory Viewing 10/6 8pm

See the wonders of the autumn sky from our Observing Deck. If cloudy, we will open the planetarium.

Public Observatory Viewing

Public Observatory Viewing 10/13 8pm

Enjoy a fine October evening under the stars. If cloudy, we'll open the planetarium.

Public Observatory Viewing

Public Observatory Viewing 11/3 8pm

Learn about the autumn sky from our Observing Deck. If cloudy, we'll open the planetarium.

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Peter Asch

Peter Asch left a positive review 9/20/2013

One of the coolest parts of Oberlin! So many stars visible on a clear night

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