However, we DO have many public programs (day and night) for those interested in Astronomy.
We are the ONLY observatory in central Ohio which conducts hundreds of public programs for tens of thousands of people each and every year!
Public Programs Information
Please purchase your ticket before coming to the observatory.
REGULAR PROGRAMS - Most Friday Evenings
Our public nights are fun for the whole family! Individuals, families, and groups of all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend.
We have limited openings for our Friday night programs throughout the remainder of the year. So, If you want a guaranteed spot in one of our programs...buy your tickets now for the next available date!
* We do not hold the Friday night programs during the " Cerebration of the Sun! " program period in July. See below.
CELEBRATION OF THE SUN! - July
Note for July
We will not have any weekend evening public programs. We are doing a special series of programs called "Celebration of the Sun!"
During early summer, when the sun sets too late to schedule evening programs, Perkins will instead host late afternoon activities to celebrate, talk about, and observe with special telescopes (weather permitting) our incredible "day star," the sun.
NEW VISTAS IN ASTRONOMY - Adult Lecture Series
This lecture series meets on one Thursday night each month, and is geared toward a more adult audience. It is a "mini-course" in
astronomy, in which OSU and OWU professors discuss their current research and any new findings in their area of expertise! Tickets
are $8 for each lecture. Tickets for the entire series are available at a discount. All lectures begin promptly at 8 pm.
SPECIALLY SCHEDULED PROGRAMS
If our regular programs don't meet your needs, then why not schedule something just for you and your group? We can come to speak
to your classes at your school, or you could bring them to Perkins for a daytime field trip. Do you have lots of Cub Scouts or Home
School children? Come see us for a special daytime or evening program. Date availability varies according to our schedule and that of the university's. All dates are on a first come, first serve
Ticket availability for upcoming public programs.
Schedule and ticket availability subject to change without notice or update to the website!
Call ahead to verify availability. If the schedule says, "No Tickets Available", sorry to say it means just that - no tickets are available for sale under any circumstances.