At Glenlaurel, you can view the sky without urban lights to interrupt your view. We are located in an area that has one of the darkest skies in central Ohio. Therefore, each night you'll have a wonderful chance of star gazing, watching a meteor shower, or maybe see a shooting star or two.
Instead of focusing on a computer screen, try gazing at the constellations, the Milky way, and the oh-so impressive meteor showers. A skyful of stars is a pleasant reminder that the universe carries on whether we notice or not.
Glenlaurel has an open field located near the fire pit, which has a wide-open & unobstructed view...perfect for stargazing and viewing the galaxy. Bring a blanket and your telescope and enjoy the wonderful view.
Conkles Hollow has been named as a observing site by the Columbus Astronomical Society, but since the park is closed at night, a special permit is needed. Contact the Columbus Astronomical Society for membership information and more information, the-cas.org.
To track the astronomy and stargazing forecast, visit stargazing forecast