Press Release

UPDATED: Astronomy, Virtually

April 27, 2020 – by Ohio Wesleyan University

Perkins Observatory to Host Free Online Skywatches, Planetarium Tours

Updated April 27, 2020

Perkins Observatory is adding virtual Friday night events at 8 p.m. May 1, 8, 15, and 29. Visit owu.edu/perkins to join the fun!


DELAWARE, Ohio – You’re invited to join Perkins Observatory for free online skywatches or planetarium tours at 8 p.m. April 10, April 17, and April 24 (so far).

The virtual events, limited to the first 100 people to join the Zoom events, will be hosted by Don Stevens, observatory director. Depending on when the observatory is able to reopen, Stevens said, he may be adding more virtual events in May.

Visit the observatory’s website at owu.edu/perkins to join the online events.

Owned by Ohio Wesleyan University, Perkins Observatory is an active research facility used by OWU students and faculty. “The Place for Space,” founded in 1923, also conducts hundreds of public programs and welcomes tens of thousands of visitors each year. Learn more at owu.edu/perkins.


Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers more than 90 undergraduate majors and competes in 25 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through Ohio Wesleyan’s signature OWU Connection program, students integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives” and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at www.owu.edu.