Oberlin College and Conservatory

Observatory and Taylor Planetarium, Peters Hall

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.

50 North Professor Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Upcoming Events

Public Observing

Observe the night sky. If cloudy, we'll have the Planetarium open.

5/24 9:30pm
Public Observing

Observe the night sky. If cloudy, we'll have the Planetarium open.

5/25 9:30pm
Public Observing

Observe the night sky. If cloudy, we'll have the Planetarium open.

5/25 9:30pm
Public Observing

Observe the night sky. If cloudy, we'll have the Planetarium open.

5/26 9:30pm

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Public Observing

4/7/2024

Public Observing

4/6/2024

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