The Birthplace of American Astronomy

See through the oldest public telescope in the country.

Mission & Vision Celestial Sips Classes Late Night Date Night

 

 

Welcome to the
Cincinnati
Observatory

 

We are a fully functioning 19th century observatory used daily by the public and amateur astronomers, civic organizations, teachers and students, scouts and history buffs. Open Monday through Friday 12-4 for you to explore, offer astronomy programs and stargazing Thursday & Friday evenings, and dozens of special events throughout the year.

 

 

A National Historic Landmark

 

When you explore the beautiful buildings and see through the large, historic telescopes, you'll step back in time and space. 


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WINE TASTING 

 

June 16 from 8-11pm

Try a variety of wines under the stars at the Observatory.

More Info Here 

 

 

 

JUPITER NIGHT

 

May 26,from 9-11pm

See the largest planet in the solar system while its "close"

Jupiter is Super

 

 

 

 

 

Late Night Date Night 

 

May 5, from 10:30pm-Midnight

The hottest ticket to the Observatory is back!  Make your reservation today for a romantic night under the stars.

Stay Up Late

Mission & Vision
Celestial Sips
Classes
Late Night Date Night

Join Us

Join, donate, and volunteer to make the "Birthplace of American Astronomy" a vibrant center for education and wonder

Public Events

See "What's Up" at the Observatory.  Each season has a new planet, star cluster, or nebula to explore

School Programs

Plan a field trip, schedule an outreach visit to your classroom, or gather the scouts for an evening at the Observatory