Welcome to Peyton Observatory

Peyton Observatory is located on the roof of Peyton Hall at Princeton University. The observatory houses a 12 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain made by Meade, and is used for teaching and public outreach.

Public Observing

The department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University holds monthly informal open houses for the purpose of observing the night sky. Weather permitting, we can usually look at planets, nebulae, open clusters, globular clusters, and galaxies through a 12" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. We (being the students and postdoctoral fellows in the department) are also quite happy to answer any astronomy-related questions you might have.

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