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 January 12, 2022)
January 21, 2022 Available
January 28, 2022 Available
February 04, 2022 Available
February 11, 2022 Available

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.

Masks are currently required while attending one of our programs regardless of vaccination status.

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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