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, this mini-course in Astronomy given central Ohioan an opportunity to hear about a range of topics from the history of astronomy to the latest discoveries by astronomers, and to observe a variety of celestial objects with the 32-inch Schottland reflecting telescope. The lectures are presented by professors and researchers at the Ohio State University Department of Astronomy.
All lectures are on Thursday evenings at 8 p.m. at the Perkins Observatory near Delaware Ohio. Admission is by subscription only.
Program Schedule for 2017
Universe through Atoms
Shake, Rattle, and Roll: The Time Domain Revolution in Stellar Astrophysics
Diesel Soot in Space
Both Eyes Wide Open: The Large Binocular Telescope
Where Did the Atoms in Your Body Come From?
Primordial Harmonics: Sound Lessons from the Cosmic Microwave Bkackground
Robert Harmon, OWU
Hunting for Wild Antarctic Astro-Particles
Total Eclipse, Total Failure: Expeditions That Didn't Go As Planned
Seeing the Universe Through Radio Eyes
All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN)
Astronomy in the Era of Big Data and Giant Surveys
Seeing the Dark Universe with Gravitational Lensing
- Programs and presenters may change without notice due to unanticipated unavailability of the previously scheduled presenter.
Admission to "New Vistas in Astronomy" is by subscription only. All proceeds benefit the operation of the non-profit Perkins Observatory. For more information, please contact
- Perkins Observatory
P.O. Box 449
Delaware, OH 43015
Tel: 740 363 1257
Programs 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.