At The University of Toledo,

looking for stars is serious business

We are proud to make a difference

  • In 2014, the American Physical Society ranked UT 6th in the nation among PhD-granting institutions for the highest percentage of women earning physics undergraduate degrees.
  • A UT alumnus, Dr. John Wisniewski, is part of a team of international astronomers to discover a planet 13 times the mass of Jupiter, one of only several outside our solar system to be digitally imaged.
  • The University of Toledo’s Ritter Planetarium features two observatories and a full-dome studio with surround sound and state-of-the-art digital projection, producing astronomy programs that are scientifically accurate, pedagogically appropriate and entertaining to engage and inspire young learners and families in the community.
  • The University of Toledo’s recently renovated Brooks Observatory houses several refracting and reflecting telescopes, including the Celestron 14 Edge HD telescope on a robotic mount.


The University’s Ritter Observatory houses a one-meter Richey Chretien reflecting telescope, the largest optical telescope in Ohio and east of the Mississippi.