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New Planetarium Planned for Newark

May 24, 2017
Rendering of new planetarium in Newark

There will soon be a brand-new, state of the art planetarium in downtown Newark! The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology and The Ohio State University at Newark will build a $1.4 million SciDome planetarium at The Works' campus in downtown Newark.

David Weinberg Named Distinguished University Professor

May 8, 2017
Professor David Weinberg

David Weinberg was surprised at our morning Astronomy Coffee today to learn he has been named a Distinguished University Professor. The Distinguished University Professor title is awarded to no more than three exceptional faculty per year.

Sad News About Gary Steigman

April 12, 2017
Professor Gary Steigman

We are incredibly saddened to report the death of Gary Steigman, our friend and colleague. Gary passed away on April 9, 2017 from injuries he suffered in a bad fall the previous week.

David Will wins Distinguished Staff Award

March 30, 2017
David Will

We are pleased to announce that David Will was awarded a 2017 Distinguished Staff Award! The Distinguished Staff Award is awarded annually to 12 staff members at The Ohio State University, and honors their "outstanding achievements, service, leadership, and dedication" to the University.