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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 8/28 9:00pm

Visit the Oberlin College Observatory and Planetarium and see great views of the night sky.

Observatory and Planetarium Viewing

Observatory and Planetarium Viewing 8/28 9:00pm

The oberservatory is open to view stars, planets, galaxies, nebulae, and more! Rain or shine. During inclement weather, the planetarium is open instead of...

Observatory and Planetarium

Observatory and Planetarium 9/4 9:00pm

Visit the Oberlin College Observatory and Planetarium for public observing night.

Observatory and Planetarium

Observatory and Planetarium 9/18 9:00pm

Visit the Oberlin College Observatory and Planetarium and see great views of the night sky during public observing night.

Observatory and Planetarium

Observatory and Planetarium 9/27 8:00pm

Total lunar eclipse public observing night. Partial phases begin just after 8 pm, with totality beginning at 10:11 pm.

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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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