My family and I attended the weekly Friday night public program at Perkins Observatory last night, and I want to strongly recommend it to everyone of all ages. Tom Burns, Observatory Director and Gazette columnist, is a great showman and makes it fun for everyone, including the kids.

If the weather is good, you get to look thru the big telescopes. But in any case there is a tour of the facilities, many interesting and fun interactive exhibits, and Tom’s energetic presentation.

Call (740) 363-1257 for ticket information.

— Dr. Robert Dixon