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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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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.

Public Observatory Viewing

Public Observatory Viewing 11/17 7pm

See the wonders of the autumn sky through our telescopes and binoculars.

Public Observatory Viewing

Public Observatory Viewing 12/1 7pm

Welcome the early winter sky from our Observing Deck.

Public Observatory Viewing

Public Observatory Viewing 12/15 7pm

The winter sky is very interesting. Come and join us for a look using our telescopes and binoculars. If cloudy, we'll open the planetarium.

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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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