About Perkins Observatory

Take an out-of-this-world trip to Perkins Observatory. Perkins is the place for space. Public programs include a fun educational astronomy lesson, historic tour, exhibits, and a glimpse of the galaxies through the 32-inch telescope most Friday nights. Perkins Observatory was founded in 1923 by Hiram Perkins of Ohio Wesleyan University. It is primarily an active research and educational facility used by the faculty and students of the OWU physics and astronomy department. Perkins is the ONLY observatory in central Ohio which conducts hundreds of public programs for tens of thousands of people each and every year! (Call or check website for hours and tickets.)

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