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

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Observe the Night Sky

Public observing available at the Oberlin College Observatory and Planetarium. If clear, we will observe the sky using our telescopes and binoculars. If...

5/3 9pm
Observe the Night Sky

Public observing available at the Oberlin College Observatory and Planetarium. If clear, we will observe the sky using our telescopes and binoculars. If...

5/17 9pm
Observe the Night Sky

Public observing available at the Oberlin College Observatory and Planetarium. If clear, we will observe the sky using our telescopes and binoculars. If...

5/24 9:30pm
Observe the Night Sky

Public observing available at the Oberlin College Observatory and Planetarium. If clear, we will observe the sky using our telescopes and binoculars. If...

5/25 9:30pm
Observe the Night Sky

Public observing available at the Oberlin College Observatory and Planetarium. If clear, we will observe the sky using our telescopes and binoculars. If...

5/26 9:30pm

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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