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 Sep 30th, 2022)
Sep 30th No Tickets Available
Oct 7th No Tickets Available
Oct 14th No Tickets Available
Oct 21st No Tickets Available

The schedule and ticket availability may not be up to the minute. Please have alternative dates in mind when you call. 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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