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Perkins Observatory Director Tom Burns Retires

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A view of Saturn from NASA's Cassini spacecraft in 2008. Saturn is one of four planets that are viewable in the sky at the same time this summer.

Tom Burns ends his 25-year avocation as director of Ohio Wesleyan University Perkins Observatory, where he has volunteered countless hours over the decades through talks and programs on astronomy.

He also has been a great friend to 89.7 WOSU Public Media as a frequent guest on All Sides with Ann Fisher.

On the last day of his role as director at Perkins, Tom Burns shares his favorite memories and what’s exciting in the night sky. 


Tom Burns, director of Ohio Wesleyan University's Perkins Observatory

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