Public Lectures

In addition to Science Sundays and the Biard Lecture series, CCAPP hosts special public lectures throughout the year. 

Friends of Ohio State Astronomy and Astrophysics

FOSAA currently sponsors two special events per year that feature an exclusive show in the spectacular Arne Slettebak Planetarium and several short talks by Ohio State researchers, who will describe recent discoveries at the frontiers of their fields, at a level accessible to all. Following these presentations, an informal lunch with Ohio State faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and students will give you the chance to ask all of your questions about planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe, and to learn more about astronomy and astrophysics research at Ohio State. 

Ohio State Astronomy and Astrophysics (OSAA)

OSAA is a partnership between the Department of Astronomy and the CCAPP which provides a monthly public event. 

New Vistas in Astronomy Lecture Series

If you have ever looked up at the stars and marveled at the vastness and beauty of the Universe, then "New Vistas in Astronomy" is for you. Established in 1997, this mini-course in Astronomy has given central Ohio an opportunity to hear about a range of topics from the history of astronomy to the latest discoveries by astronomers, and to observe a variety of celestial objects with the 32-inch Schottland reflecting telescope. The lectures are presented by professors and researchers at the Ohio State University Department of Astronomy and CCAPP.
All lectures are on Thursday evenings at 8 p.m. at the Perkins Observatory near Delaware Ohio.

Admission is by subscription only, designed primarily for an adult audience; however children 8 years of age or older will be admitted provided that each child is accompanied by an adult.
More Information and how to subscribe.

All proceeds benefit the operation of the non-profit Perkins Observatory.