Richard S. Perkin Observatory

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

King's Lane, Geneva, NY 14456

Latitude 42° 51' 4.91" N, Longitude 76° 59' 6.75" W
Elevation 163 meters


Telescope & Instruments
Public Outreach
Observing Aids
User's Manual

Archive Student Projects (TBD)

The Richard S. Perkin Observatory houses a 0.4-m (or 17") f/6.8 Corrected Dall-Kirkham Astrograph Telescope (CDK) from PlaneWave Instruments.

Who Are We?

Observatory Person that deals with stuff: Leslie Hebb (

Present Observing Assistants : Max Jackson (H'21)

Present Research Assistants : Max Jackson (H'21), Kate Crabtree (WS'22)

Past Observing Assistants : Hailey Sanchez (WS'22), Aleem Mohammed (H'19), Ben Chen (H'19), William Ortleib (H'19), and Mimi Allen (WS'19)


Clear Sky Forecast

Infrared Black and White Cloud Image

Exposure Time Calculator (by Drew Scerbo H'18)