Pew Observatory is located on the campus of Berry College in Mount Berry, GA. The original construction and outfitting of the observatory was funded by a grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts in 1988. The main building is a roll-off roof structure, a design commonly used for amateur observatories. Pew Observatory is used for a variety of astronomy-related events throughout the year.


  • Director: Todd Timberlake


  • Latitude: 34.313 degrees North
  • Longitude: 85.247 degrees West

The observatory is located on the Mountain Campus of Berry College. The observatory buildings are on a small hill just off of the dirt road that runs between the Gunby Equine Center and the Possum Trot Church. Access to this road is controlled by a gate that is closed after 8PM, except when there is a public event at the observatory. 

Click here for a PDF with detailed directions to the observatory.