Visit the Planetarium
The Arne Slettebak Planetarium serves the university and central-Ohio with educational programs in Astronomy and beyond.
Want to take an Astronomy GE course?
The Department of Astronomy offers a wide range of courses exploring the cosmos from planets, black holes, life in the Universe and more.
Bring the Astronomy Department to your classroom or group! We offer a variety of activities that include talks on topics that range from the latest astronomy news to in-depth discussions on areas of our expertise, demonstrations, and activities for all ages, and complete classroom lessons that are designed around state curriculum standards.
Thinking of majoring in Astronomy?
OSU's excellent Bachelor of Science degree in Astronomy prepares you for graduate school and success in industry.
Applying to our Graduate Program?
The Ohio State Department of Astronomy offers a superb Ph.D. program for students interested in optical/infrared observational astrophysics and theoretical astrophysics.
Astronomy is the study of the origins, physics, and evolution of everything in the Universe, from planets, stars, galaxies, to the universe as a whole.