Public Astronomy Events


      Open Telescope Night
      7:30-10 PM
      December 14, 2013
      Ohio University College Green

      We will be bringing our telescopes and binoculars to the OU College Green to focus on the waxing gibbous Moon, Venus, Jupiter, and perhaps the tail end of a comet. Feel free to bring out your own astro gear! Rain/clouds/snow cancels.

      Geminid Meteor Shower
      A Dark Sky Near You!
      December 13/14, 2013


      The Geminids seem to radiate from the constellation Gemini. The shower lasts from December 6 to December 18 with the peak being on the night of December 13/14 from midnight until dawn.

      Open Telescope Night
      7:30-10 PM
      November 9, 2013
      Ohio University College Green

      We returned to the College Green for an Open Telescope Night. Thanks to the hundreds of folks who showed up to get a close up look at the Moon!

      City Dark
      7:00 PM
      January 15, 2013
      Athens Public Library

      Chinese Sky Myths
      A Dark Sky Night Presentation
      8:30 PM
      October 12, 2012
      Angel Ridge Road
      Email: athensastronomy@gmail.com for directions

      A Moon Night in Amesville
      7 - 7:45 PM in Grange Hall
      8 - 9 PM in Gifford Park
      October 26, 2012
      Gifford Park and Grange Hall
      Amesville, OH 45711

      A Tale of Two Star Parties
      A Dark Sky Night Presentation
      8:30 PM
      November 9, 2012
      Angel Ridge Road
      Email: athensastronomy@gmail.com for directions

      Moon Night at the Library
      5:30 - 7:30 PM
      November 20, 2012
      Athens Public Library

      Moon Night at the Library
      5:30 - 7:30 PM December 20, 2012
      Chanuncey Public Library

      Winter Solstice Star Party
      7 - 11 PM
      December 21, 2012
      The Ridges Auditorium
      Athens, OH

      Comet PanSTARRS Viewing
      7:30 - 8:30 PM
      March 12, 2013
      TailGreat Park
      Athens, OH

      Star Walk on The Ridges
      7:30 PM
      March 15, 2013
      Front of Kennedy Museum of Art on The Ridges.
      Athens, OH

      Open Telescope Night on The Ridges
      8 - 11 PM
      March 15, 2013
      The Ridges parking lot
      Athens, OH

      Past Astronomy Events



Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Clippinger Lab 251B, Athens, OH 45701
Tel: 740-593-1718 Fax: 740-593-0433 Email:physics@ohio.edu