See through the oldest public telescope in the country.
We are a fully functioning 19th century observatory used daily by the public and amateur astronomers, civic organizations, teachers and students, and history buffs.
When you explore the beautiful buildings and see through the large, historic telescopes, you'll step back in time and space.
Learn more about our mission and watch our New Video
Saturnday is May 30 - your first chance to see the ringed planet through our historic telescopes
Saturday June 6, 10:30pm-midnight
May 23rd already sold out, but you can still sign up for the hottest, most romantic night under the Cincinnati stars.
Saturday June 20 from 8-10:30pm
Celebrate the first day of summer with your friends at the Observatory
Join, donate, and volunteer to make the "Birthplace of American Astronomy" a vibrant center for education and wonder
See "What's Up" at the Observatory. Each season has a new planet, star cluster, or nebula to explore
Plan a field trip, schedule an outreach visit to your classroom, or gather the scouts for an evening at the Observatory