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.

However, we do offer public programs (day and night) for those interested in Astronomy. See the Public Programs section below for more details.

We are the only observatory in Central Ohio that conducts hundreds of public programs for tens of thousands of people each and every year!

Purchasing Tickets

Ticket Availability
(updated May 20, 2022)
May 20, 2022 No Tickets Available
Jun 03, 2022 Available
Jun 10, 2022 Available
Night time programs paused until August. 
Dates for Celebration of the Sun in July coming soon.
Watch this space for availability!

Tickets are $10 each ($2 in addition for each ticket purchased on the day of the program or at the door). Tickets may only be purchased by phone with a credit/debit card.

Please purchase your tickets before coming to the observatory.

Contact Information

Location

3199 Columbus Pike
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-363-1257

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