Due to the recent recommendations for social distancing as a proactive way to “flatten the curve” on COVID-19 (https://www.flattenthecurve.com/) we are canceling all public meetings. We will send more information as it becomes available. We are looking into using online video chat as a means to keep in touch during this time. We might consider experimenting with this platform to hold online meetings in place of physically meeting at Perkins until it is no longer recommended to practice social distancing. We will keep everyone updated with any new developments.

Take care of yourselves!

Ness Mayker
CAS President

Welcome to the home page of the Columbus Astronomical Society, an organization devoted to the enjoyment of astronomy. Founded at The Ohio State University in 1947, we have been sharing our love of astronomy with Central Ohio at star parties, science fairs, schools, and anything astronomical.

We have monthly meetings and regular activities. Meetings are normally at Perkins Observatory (SR 23, 10 Miles North of I-270 towards Delaware) on the second Saturday of every month (8pm start time). Guests are welcome on regular meeting nights which consist of an astronomical topic . Our regular meeting nights occur every month except August and December which are member meeting nights.  If it is clear, bring your telescope!

The Columbus Astronomical Society has over 200 members with a variety of interests: amateur telescope makers, astrophotographers, observers, telescope specialists, and much more.