Observing Sites

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The CAS has several Ohio observing sites available to members, some are more public than others. The three listed here are our favorite public and semi-public sites.

Perkins Observatory

Located just off of Route 23 north of Columbus OH (about 10 miles north of I-270) and just south of Delaware OH (about a mile south of where 315 intersects 23).

John Glenn Astronomy Park

The John Glenn Astronomy Park is a facility run by the Friends of the Hocking Hills and volunteers to provide a public, dark sky site located in the Hocking Hills State Park.   Please see the John Glenn Astronomy Park website for more information about observing at the site.

AEP Recreational Area

This 35-acre site is located within AEP’s Recreation Land in Morgan County. From downtown Columbus, it is about a 1 hour 45 minute drive to the observing site and very dark sky conditions.