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 Telescopes

The biggest need we have right now are voluneers with experience using telescopes. During our Friday night programs, When mother nature cooperates, we love to have lots of telescope set up on our lawn with volunteers to show our guests the wonders of the cosmos.

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 Parking

Another big need we have is someone help with parking. Our parking lot is small and we need to use every inch of it to accomodate our guests. We often have to park some in the grass off the main lot. Having one or two people to help with this each guest night is very very helpful.

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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