Life in Delaware County, Ohio Wesleyan University

Looking Up For New Vistas

29 Aug , 2019  

Did you know that the fine folks at Perkins Observatory offer a monthly lecture series aimed at adults who want to learn more about astronomical topics?

New Visits in Astronomy meets on one Thursday night each month and is geared toward a more adult audience. It is a “mini-course” in astronomy, in which OSU and OWU professors discuss their current research and any new findings in their area of expertise. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Travel To Space This Summer

11 Jun , 2019  

It’s easy this summer for Delaware Countians to break the bounds of Earth and head to parts unknown. How, you ask?

Perkins Observatory will host three out-of-this-world events this summer with a June 13 discussion of “Climate Change on Earth, Mars, and Venus” and July 20 and July 27 “Celebration of the Sun” events. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Learn About The Stars At Perkins

12 Feb , 2019  

The rich history of astronomy is celebrated each week at Perkins Observatory south of Delaware, a history which began with Ohio Wesleyan professor Hiram Perkins and his donation of funds in 1896 for the construction of the first local observatory.

The current Perkins Observatory, built between 1923 and 1931, houses a 32 inch cassegrain reflector telescope, one of the three largest telescopes in the state. More…

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