perkinsdome You don't have to know ANYTHING about astronomy to

Many of our best volunteers know
very little about astronomy.
So check us out!

VOLUNTEERS are always welcome at Perkins Observatory!

There are many, many areas where you could be of great help to us. Right now, we can use assistance during our Friday evening programs. Volunteers who show aptitude and willingness can learn to conduct tours, help with the parking, or run  a small telescope for public viewing.

You do not have to be an astronomy expert to volunteer!  

While anyone and any skills are welcome, below are a few areas of particular need. Please look them over and let us know if you'd like to help Perkins serve the people of central Ohio. And remember, volunteer work looks great on a resume!

Volunteers should have their own source of transportation for safety reasons.


Call and ask for  Don.


small star Clerical Assistance

These duties and responsibilities have grown greatly in the past few years. We could really use some assistance in running the office. General clerical assistance is needed (and we can train you). Even if you can only come in a day or two each week, it would be a big help.

small star Artistic Skills

Can you draw, paint, or create images on a computer? If so, we can use your skills. You could paint a mural on one of the walls, help design an exhibit, or create some drawings, paintings, or computer images to be made into slides for our public talks.

small star Model Building

Similar to artistic skills, but more specific. Are you good at putting together plastic models of spacecraft? If so, we'd love to hear from you.

If you'd like to help, or have any questions, here's how to reach us:

Perkins Observatory
61 S. Sandusky St.
Delaware, OH 43015
Phone us at

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