Astronomy Park To Open In Hocking Hills In June

Mar 29, 2018


The Friends of Hocking Hills State Park organization says the John Glenn Astronomy Park will officially open on the evening of June 21. 

The non-profit organization says construction issues forced a move of the opening from last November. The park will feature a Solar Plaza, allowing visitors to study the sun and Earth during the day. The plaza will be 80 feet in diameter and contain a sundial along with a floating celestial fountain. Large stone towers will frame the views of the sun, highlighting its orientation at different times of the year. Thesite was chosen because the  lack of light pollution in the area allows clear views of the night sky, making it ideal for an observatory and astronomical activity.