Here in Ohio, there are quite a few places to check out a sky full of stars. And during the end of March, there’s something else that will catch your attention in the Ohio night sky. What’s being dubbed a “planet parade” is an incredibly rare celestial event in Ohio where all five of the naked-eye planets will align after sunset. Here’s more on this fantastic event you won’t want to miss!

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Be sure to keep an eye out on that Ohio night sky to enjoy this rare event. Do you plan on witnessing this rare celestial event in Ohio? Be sure to tell us in the comments! For related content, check out one of the best places in Ohio for stargazing. It’s one of America’s most incredible dark sky parks and it definitely deserves a place on your bucket list!

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Where are the best places in Ohio for stargazing?

The best places to see stars in Ohio are generally in the national and state parks as they generally have more open areas away from light pollution. There are two Dark Sky Parks in Ohio that are the best locations by far to enjoy the stars. Here are some of the best places in Ohio for stargazing, including the two Dark Sky Parks:

  • Observatory Park, Montville, OH: As a designated Dark Sky Park in Ohio this is perhaps the best place in the state for stargazing. With so little artificial light you can really enjoy the full effect of the Ohio night sky.
  • Fry Family Park, Magnolia, OH: As the second Dark Sky Park in Ohio, the Fry Family Park is another amazing place to see the stars. This 360-acre park has wide open areas of grassland-covered rolling hills that make it easy to see a big beautiful star-filled sky.
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park: This beautiful area along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron is a prime area for stargazing. Can you imagine standing by Brandywine Falls as the stars come to life? It is simply divine.
  • Stonelick State Park, Pleasant Plain, OH: A thousand-plus acres of open land and a big bright sky filled with stars await you at Stonelick. They even have a stargazers group you can join that meets at the beach parking lot to enjoy the night sky in Ohio.
  • John Glenn Astronomy Park, Logan, OH: This wonderful astronomy park in Hocking Hills State Park has an observatory with telescopes you can use to see stellar events, galaxies, planets, and stars to your heart's content. It is free and open to the public.