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Public Outreach

The Department of Astronomy and the Arne Slettebak Planetarium sponsor several public outreach programs serving the OSU community and the citizens of central Ohio. These programs are designed to educate the public about astronomy through planetarium shows, telescope viewing nights, lectures, and reading materials.

At-Home Astronomy Activities

We have compiled a quick list of educational websites for children of all ages interested in astronomy. There are activities ranging from coloring pages to hands on experiments. Please email us photos of your projects and we will post them on our social media pages!

Roof Nights

These are planetarium shows and telescope viewing sessions open to all OSU students enrolled in the introductory astronomy courses during the school year. Members of the OSU and Central Ohio communities are welcome to attend on a space-available basis.