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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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Observatory and Planetarium

Observatory and Planetarium 5/5 9:30pm

Learn about and view the stars and planets in the May sky with the help of our friendly staff. If cloudy, we'll open the planetarium.

Observatory and Planetarium

Observatory and Planetarium 5/19 9:30pm

Celebrate Commencement/Reunion Weekend and learn about the night sky. We'll have telescopes and binoculars available. If cloudy, we'll open the planetarium.

Observatory and Planetarium

Observatory and Planetarium 5/20 9:30pm

Add some astronomy to your Commencement/Reunion Weekend. We can show you the stars, planets, and constellations. If it is cloudy, we'll open the planetarium.

Observatory and Planetarium

Observatory and Planetarium 5/21 9:30pm

Finish up Commencement/Reunion Weekend with a trip to the stars! We'll have our telescopes ready to show you the Universe. If cloudy, we'll open the...

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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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