Hopkins Observatory

Named for Albert Hopkins

829 Main Street
850 Sq. Ft.

Hopkins Observatory, 2012

Hopkins Observatory, 2012

About Hopkins Observatory

Built in 1837 by Professor Albert Hopkins and his students, the observatory was originally sited near East College. It was moved to the south end of Berkshire Quad in the 1850s and moved to the north end of Berkshire Quad in 1962.

Major Construction History

Date Project Cost
1837 Built by Professor Albert Hopkins and students near East College $2,075
1850’s Moved to the south end of Berkshire Quad
1962 Observatory moved to the north end of Berkshire Quad $50,000
1962 New planetarium in Observatory
Projector Model: Spitz A3p
$25,000
2005 New Zeiss Projector $366,824