Hello and welcome to John Glenn Astronomy Park Program Reservation System! Program availability is based on the number of parking spaces that we have available. Currently, our limit is 70 cars. However, you may bring as many people with as you can fit in your car!

In order to keep things safe and fun, we require that you reserve your spot ahead of time. Please look through the available programs and choose the one that best fits your schedule. Please note that programs are weather dependent. We will send out an e-mail by noon on the day that a program is cancelled. So, be sure to watch for it if the weather looks cloudy.

We will occasionally add additional programs if there are interesting celestial events (comets, meteor showers, novae etc,.), so watch this space.

See you at JGAP!

Bright moon

(FULL)
Saturday March 23rd 2019

The moon rises over the eastern horizon in the early evening.

The Messier Objects

(55 spots left)
Friday March 29th 2019

In late March, the whole gamut of objects from Charles Messier's famous catalog are visible over the course of a single night. How many will we be able to spot?

The Messier Objects

(55 spots left)
Saturday March 30th 2019

How many of the objects in Charles Messier's famous catalog can we spot in a single night?

New Moon, Dark Skies

(43 spots left)
Friday April 5th 2019

The whole night will be moonless and dark. Come enjoy the wonders of the "Deep Sky" with us!

Noon Moon, Dark Skies

(47 spots left)
Saturday April 6th 2019

Come see the wonders of the "Deep Sky" with us on a clear, moonless night.

The Terminator Moon

(65 spots left)
Friday April 12th 2019

The best time to view the moon is "First Quarter" when the line dividing night and day is right down the middle of its face. Come check out the moon with us!

First quarter moon

(66 spots left)
Saturday April 13th 2019

The best time to view the moon is "First Quarter" when the line dividing night and day is right down the middle of its face. Come check out the moon with guest program director George Eberts from Ohio University.

Full Moon

(67 spots left)
Friday April 19th 2019

The full moon gives off a lot of light. Come watch it rise in the east over our plaza.

Full moon plus one day.

(67 spots left)
Saturday April 20th 2019

The full moon gives off a lot of light. Come watch it rise in the east over our plaza.

Galaxy Season

(61 spots left)
Friday April 26th 2019

Spring, when the Earth looks out through the "top" of the Milky-way, is galaxy season. Come see these distant "island universes" through our scopes!

Galaxy Season

(58 spots left)
Saturday April 27th 2019

Spring, when the Earth looks out through the "top" of the Milky-way, is galaxy season. Come see these distant "island universes" through our scopes!

Science day!

(66 spots left)
Friday May 3rd 2019

May 3 is the Columbus Science festival. What better way to celebrate than to join us for a night under the clear dark skies of the Hocking Hills State Park!

Star Wars with a Lisp...

(57 spots left)
Saturday May 4th 2019

Stars, Star Wars... one makes us think of the other. Come and enjoy views of "Galaxies, far, far away!" with us.