John Glenn Astronomy Park at Hocking Hills to open in June

Hocking Hills

LOGAN, Ohio--The John Glenn Astronomy Park will officially open this summer after construction delayed the originally scheduled opening.

The park will be located in the woods of the Hocking Hills State Park, forty miles southeast of Columbus.

Members of the Friends of Hocking Hills State Park plan to host a grand opening on Thursday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m.

The event will begin with a social hour followed by an official ribbon-cutting ceremony and viewing the sunset through the summer solstice aperture in the park’s Solar Plaza.

The Solar Plaza also allows visitors to study the sun and Earth during the day.

The park is named after the late Sen. John Glenn. Glenn, originally from Ohio, was the first American to orbit the earth.