John Glenn Astronomy Park

John Glenn Astronomy Park

20531 State Route 664
Logan, OH 43138


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The John Glenn Astronomy Park is a project of the Friends of the Hocking Hills State Park, a non-profit (501c3) membership organization for people who love the Hocking Hills and take special interest in improving Park features and preserving it for the enjoyment of future generations.

An astronomy park in the Hocking Hills State park was inspired by our vanishing night sky. The Hocking Hills, in rural southeastern Ohio, is one of the few areas left in the state of Ohio where the night sky can be seen in its near pristine state. The observatory will provide a venue for visitors to the Hocking Hills State park to experience the night sky through a large telescope and with their own eyes.

Public programming begins in March. Even when not conducting regular public programs, the plaza at the John Glenn Astronomy Park is open to all at any time. When visiting outside of program times, bring a telescope, bring a lawn chair, or just bring yourself. (No reservations required!) DO check the park website for details on location, parking, and visitation rules!

This is a relatively new facility and we hope to add further details and photographs in the spring of 2019.