Perkins Observatory

On July 8, 15, and 22, Ohio Wesleyan University’s Perkins Observatory will host “Celebration of the Sun” daytime skywatches. The Saturday-only programs will be held at 4 p.m. at the observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike (U.S. 23), Delaware. 

Weather permitting, Perkins staff and volunteers will help guests to view sunspots and solar prominences – explosions on the sun’s surface, using special telescopes and eclipse glasses. It is not safe for people to look at the sun without appropriate eye protection and the supervision of trained astronomers. 

Other planned “Celebration of the Sun” activities include rocket launches, sundial demonstrations, views of a 1,000-yard model of the solar system, tours of the observatory, and, of course, the Perkins ghost story.

To reserve tickets or determine at-the-door availability, call (740) 363-1257 or visit