If you have ever looked up at the stars and marveled at the vastness and beauty of the Universe, then "New Vistas in Astronomy" is for you.
Since 1997, New Vistas in Astronomy has provided mini-courses in Astronomy given by Ohio State and Ohio Wesleyan Astronomers. New Vistas gives residents of central Ohio an opportunity to hear about a range of topics from the history of astronomy to the latest discoveries, and to observe a variety of celestial objects with the 32-inch Schottland reflecting telescope.
All lectures are on Thursday evenings at 8 p.m. at the Perkins Observatory near Delaware Ohio.
Program Schedule for 2021
|Jan 21st||Opening a Door of Knowledge by Gravitational Waves||Sultana Nahar|
|Feb 11th||Willy Fowler and the Nucleus of Carbon||Jennifer Johnson|
|Mar 18th||Legacy of The Hubble Space Telescope: Celebrating Over Three Decades of Discovery||Michael Stamatikos|
|Apr 15th||Double Trouble: Interacting Binary Stars||Marc Pinsonneault|
|May 13th||Black Holes Near and Fa||Todd Thompson|
|Jun 10th||Dark Matters||Annika Peter|
|Jul 15th||The Hunt For Alien Worlds – More Than Three Decades Of Extra-Solar Planet Searches||David Martin|
|Aug 12th||Meet our New Robot Masters: The Sloan Robotic Fiber Positioning System||Rick Pogge|
|Sep 16th||Searching for Life on Other Planets||Ji Wang|
|Oct 14th||Unraveling the Mystery of Cosmic Acceleration||Paul Martini|
|Nov 11th||TBD||Christopher Kochanek|
|Dec 9th||Our Little Home in the Vast Milky Way: What We Learn from the Nearest Stars||Don Terndrup|
Please note that programs and presenters may change without notice due to the unanticipated unavailability of the previously scheduled presenter.
Admission to "New Vistas in Astronomy" is by purchase only. There is a limit of 80 patrons, so call and purchase your tickets in advance. For more information, please contact
61 S. Sandusky St.
Delaware, OH 43015
Telephone: (740) 363-1257
Programs also include views of various celestial objects through the main observatory telescope, weather permitting. These programs are designed primarily for an adult audience; however children 8 years of age or older will be admitted provided that each child is accompanied by an adult. Programs will be held rain or shine, so refunds on tickets are not possible, and single-night tickets are only for the date specified.
Directions to Perkins
The Perkins Observatory is located on U.S. Route 23, four miles south of Delaware and 12 miles north of the I-270 Columbus beltway. The Perkins driveway is on the left if you are driving south on Rt. 23, and on the right if you are driving north.