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Unless otherwise noted, reservations are required for all programs.

For Astro Thursday and Friday programs you may Register Online or by clicking the link at the bottom of the event description. Or to register, call 513-321-5186 or email the Observatory.

Reservations are not guaranteed until they are confirmed by the Observatory. For additional information on Observatory programs, click the Education Programs or Public Events tabs above.

The Observatory offers many "Members Only" programs.  For Membership information call 513-321-5186 or Join Online

For additional information on Observatory programs, click here.

Free public stargazes at Ohio's Stonelick Lake State Park
School Field Trips, Scout and other Outreach Education programs.
Directions to the Observatory.  


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Thu - Apr 03
  Astronomy Thursday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Sorry-SOLD OUT.

Mars is coming to the Observatory April 10-11-12th!
And a total Lunar Eclipse early Tuesday morning April 15th!

Fri - Apr 04
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  FOTOKids & FOTOTeens Youth Astronomy Club
A benefit of Family Memberships and above.

Monthly astronomy clubs for kids 6-9 and 10-15+ years of age (and their parents!) who have a deeper interest in astronomy and are available to attend regular monthly evening meetings.
Both clubs meet simultaneously; meeting times change with the seasons.
For more information, contact Dean Regas (FOTO-Teens) or Leo Sack (FOTO-Kids) at 513-321-5186.

www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Fri - Apr 04
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  Astronomy Friday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy Evenings typically include short astronomy presentations on a wide variety of topics; plenty of time for your questions on anything having to do with outer space; a short tour of this National Historic Landmark followed with stargazing through the historic 1843 telescope!
(Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week/month to month so you can visit often to hear and see something new. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Free for Observatory members!

Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.

Make your reservation online!
www.formstack.com

Sat - Apr 05
  Free Stargazes at Stonelick State Park
This is a great opportunity to view planets, galaxies, nebulae, star clusters and stars. It is also a good chance to see many different types of telescopes in action, ask questions and become involved in the fascinating world of astronomy.

Amateur astronomers are more than willing to have you look through their telescopes as well as explain astronomical concepts, from basic to complex.

Free and great for all ages.

Begins at dusk. Held only if clear skies.
Weather updates on Facebook: www.facebook.com

Thu - Apr 10
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  MARSAPALOOZA
Sorry-SOLD OUT!

Join us Saturday when no reservations are needed.

Mars will still be in the night sky for a couple of months and will be a telescope target for our weekly Astro Thursday & Astro Friday evenings.

Fri - Apr 11
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  MARSAPALOOZA
Sorry-SOLD OUT!

Join us Saturday when no reservations are needed.

Mars will still be in the night sky for a couple of months and will be a telescope target for our weekly Astro Thursday & Astro Friday evenings.

For more information call 513-321-5186.

Sat - Apr 12
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  MARSAPALOOZA
Join us Saturday when no reservations are needed.

The Red Planet is back. Mars, always a crowd favorite, will be the featured planet for a viewing extravaganza called Marsapalooza.

The Cincinnati Observatory will open its doors and telescopes to the public while Mars is at its closest for the year. There will be Q&A about Mars, tours of our amazing buildings and history, and viewing through the two vintage 1843 telescope (weather permitting). We'll have tips on how to observe the upcoming April 15 lunar eclipse too.

Cost: $7 per person.

For more information call 513-321-5186.

Sun - Apr 13
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Historical Tours of the Cincinnati Observatory
Drop in anytime between 1 and 4pm to explore the fascinating story of the people who made Cincinnati the "Birthplace of American Astronomy".

Whether you're an astronomer, engineer or history buff, you'll find the Observatory has something for all.
We'll explore Cincinnati's past and how the citizens of Cincinnati founded the nation's first public astronomical observatory. Learn why John Quincy Adams was so interested in what was only happening here in Cincinnati? What discoveries were made?
Why the move to the current Mt. Lookout location? You'll be surprised to hear which famous Cincinnati architect designed the Observatory. Discover how 19th century astronomers determined time for Cincinnati and how the first U.S. weather predictions were achieved.

The tours can be customized to match your interests and time.
These hands-on tours are great for younger visitors too and are aligned with Ohio’s 3rd & 4th grade social studies standards.

$5 per person suggested donation.
Group tours available by appointment.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

For other Cincinnati Treasures visit “Museums and Historic Sites of Greater Cincinnati”.
www.historicgreatercincinnati.org

Sun - Apr 13
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  First Light Night
Celebrating the first time the Great Cincinnati Telescope was turned toward the night sky.

Cincinnati is home to the nation's first public astronomical observatory. When installed in 1843 it was home to the world's second largest telescope.

Enjoy the fascinating story with its unique cast of characters who put Cincinnati on the astronomical map.

Tours
Telescope Viewing (if clear)
Astronomical Q&A

Ideal for all ages.
$7 Adults per person.

No reservations required.

On April 14, 1845, in the gray of a lingering twilight, Mitchel took his first look through the great Cincinnati Equatorial Refracting Telescope. He saw the Moon, "her mountain heights, her rocky precipices and her dells", Jupiter, "globe of surpassing splendor", the Saturnian system, "the mind over whelmed in wonder and astonishment."

Mon - Apr 14
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  Friends of the Observatory Monthly Meeting
Enjoy one of the most exciting learning opportunities in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Become a member and help us maintain an important part of Cincinnati's and the nation's scientific and architectural heritage. Astronomy presentations, news and telescope viewing for members of the Cincinnati Observatory Center.

Join Today!

www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Tue - Apr 15
2:00 AM - 5:30 AM
  Total Lunar Eclipse
You're invited to witness one of the most exciting astronomical events! On Tax Day morning the Earth, Moon, and Sun will align and bring you a total lunar eclipse visible from anywhere in the Tri-state.

Now, you'll have to stay up late for this one (or get up really early).

The eclipse begins at 2 AM when the curved shadow of the Earth begins to noticeably creep across the Full Moon. During totality (from about 3-4:30 AM) the Moon will turn an eerie shade of orange. The final piece of the shadow will leave the Moon around 5:30 AM.

Drop by the Cincinnati Observatory anytime between 2-5:30 AM to share the excitement.
Viewing of the Moon, Mars, and Saturn through the Observatory telescopes will be included.

No reservations required.
$5 suggested donation.
The program runs only if clear.

Bring your camera, telephoto zoom lens and tripod too!
Interested in astrophotography? Check our calendar for the ongoing workshop!

For more info on this extra special event, please call 513-321-5186.

Wed - Apr 16
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  Intro to Astronomy: A 3 Night Course
Have you always wanted to learn more astronomy?
Are you a total beginner?
This is the perfect short-course for you.

We will discuss the new and improved Solar System, Moon phases and features as well as identify major stars, constellations and planets. Plus we will show you how to get the most out of your binoculars and telescopes.

You'll soon be able to read the sky like a pro!

Cost: $50 for the series
$40 for Observatory Members

Reservations are required - space is limited
Call Dean Regas at: 513-321-518

Thu - Apr 17
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  Astrophotography Workshop
Interested in learning how astronomers take those amazing images of the heavens?
Interested in taking those pictures yourself?

This monthly course will teach you the tricks of the trade, help you get the most out of the equipment you already have, and point you toward the best upgrades. You might find your images in a future Observatory calendar.

3rd Thursdays February - November
You do not need to attend each class.

Free for Cincinnati Observatory members.
$10 per class for non-members.
Space is limited.

If you have questions or would like to register, please call us 513-321-5186.

Thu - Apr 17
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  Astronomy Thursday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Sorry - SOLD OUT!
Fri - Apr 18
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  Astronomy Friday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy Evenings typically include short astronomy presentations on a wide variety of topics; plenty of time for your questions on anything having to do with outer space; a short tour of this National Historic Landmark followed with stargazing through the historic 1843 telescope!
(Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week/month to month so you can visit often to hear and see something new. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Free for Observatory members!

Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.

Make your reservation online!
www.formstack.com

Fri - Apr 18
10:30 PM - 12:00 AM
  Late Night at the Observatory
Can't sleep? Looking for a unique Friday night out?

Come see what the Observatory is like after hours - long after the “early crowd” has gone home. You'll get to use the oldest big telescope in the U.S. to view astronomical objects that are not visible until late at night (weather permitting). Get a sneak preview of the next season's planets and stars a month or two ahead of everyone else. Plus, zoom in on a late-rising moon, or watch the whole sky for a meteor shower or satellite passes. Each night is different and special!

These programs are recommended for adults only. If the weather does not permit viewing, we'll still have fun with other activities and “adult” constellation mythology stories that we can't share with family audiences.

Admission is $10 per person

To make reservations please call 513-321-5186.
Make your reservation online!
www.formstack.com

Sat - Apr 19
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  Cub Scout Pin Program
$7 per person

More details to follow or call 513-321-5186.

Mon - Apr 21
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  Behind the Scenes @ the Observatory
Look to the heavens through the oldest continuously used telescope in the world; explore the depths of the 1873 observatory including its attic and basement; and learn why President Adams laid the observatory's original cornerstone in 1843.

Hear the fascinating history of the founding of the observatory; investigate how the 19th century astronomers determined time for the city of Cincinnati; discover why the observatory was designated a National Historic Landmark; and find out what is in store for the future.

Craig Niemi is Director of the Cincinnati Observatory. He and Valerie are longtime volunteers also.

A UC Communiversity Course

$22.00 per person.
For college age and above life-long learners

Enrollment is easy
Just a quick phone call (513-556-6932)
Or a few mouse clicks away
www.uc.edu

Wed - Apr 23
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  Intro to Astronomy: A 3 Night Course
Have you always wanted to learn more astronomy?
Are you a total beginner?
This is the perfect short-course for you.

We will discuss the new and improved Solar System, Moon phases and features as well as identify major stars, constellations and planets. Plus we will show you how to get the most out of your binoculars and telescopes.

You'll soon be able to read the sky like a pro!

Cost: $50 for the series
$40 for Observatory Members

Reservations are required - space is limited
Call Dean Regas at: 513-321-518

Fri - Apr 25
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  Astronomy Friday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy Evenings typically include short astronomy presentations on a wide variety of topics; plenty of time for your questions on anything having to do with outer space; a short tour of this National Historic Landmark followed with stargazing through the historic 1843 telescope!
(Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week/month to month so you can visit often to hear and see something new. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Free for Observatory members!

Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.

Make your reservation online!
www.formstack.com

Sat - Apr 26
  Free Stargazes at Stonelick State Park
This is a great opportunity to view planets, galaxies, nebulae, star clusters and stars. It is also a good chance to see many different types of telescopes in action, ask questions and become involved in the fascinating world of astronomy.

Amateur astronomers are more than willing to have you look through their telescopes as well as explain astronomical concepts, from basic to complex.

Free and great for all ages.

Begins at dusk. Held only if clear skies.
Weather updates on Facebook: www.facebook.com

Sun - Apr 27
  Historical Tours of the Cincinnati Observatory
Drop in anytime between 1 and 4pm to explore the fascinating story of the people who made Cincinnati the "Birthplace of American Astronomy".

Whether you're an astronomer, engineer or history buff, you'll find the Observatory has something for all.
We'll explore Cincinnati's past and how the citizens of Cincinnati founded the nation's first public astronomical observatory. Learn why John Quincy Adams was so interested in what was only happening here in Cincinnati? What discoveries were made?
Why the move to the current Mt. Lookout location? You'll be surprised to hear which famous Cincinnati architect designed the Observatory. Discover how 19th century astronomers determined time for Cincinnati and how the first U.S. weather predictions were achieved.

The tours can be customized to match your interests and time.
These hands-on tours are great for younger visitors too and are aligned with Ohio’s 3rd & 4th grade social studies standards.

$5 per person suggested donation.
Group tours available by appointment.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

For other Cincinnati Treasures visit “Museums and Historic Sites of Greater Cincinnati”.
www.historicgreatercincinnati.org

Wed - Apr 30
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  Intro to Astronomy: A 3 Night Course
Have you always wanted to learn more astronomy?
Are you a total beginner?
This is the perfect short-course for you.

We will discuss the new and improved Solar System, Moon phases and features as well as identify major stars, constellations and planets. Plus we will show you how to get the most out of your binoculars and telescopes.

You'll soon be able to read the sky like a pro!

Cost: $50 for the series
$40 for Observatory Members

Reservations are required - space is limited
Call Dean Regas at: 513-321-518

Thu - May 01
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  Astronomy Thursday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy Evenings typically include short astronomy presentations on a wide variety of topics; plenty of time for your questions on anything having to do with outer space; a short tour of this National Historic Landmark followed with stargazing through the historic 1843 telescope!
(Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week/month to month so you can visit often to hear and see something new. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Free for Observatory members!

Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.

Make your reservation online!
www.formstack.com

Fri - May 02
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  What's Up at NASA
Cincinnati native & graduate of Purcell Marian High School, David Rutishauser will give us an update on current and future NASA missions including the International Space Station, robotic landers and the manned Orion spaceflight program.

David is the Assistant Deputy Chief Engineer for the Commercial Manned Crew Program.

Admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person.
Family Friendly.

Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.

Make your reservation online!
www.formstack.com

Fri - May 02
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  FOTOKids & FOTOTeens Youth Astronomy Club
A benefit of Family Memberships and above.

Monthly astronomy clubs for kids 6-9 and 10-15+ years of age (and their parents!) who have a deeper interest in astronomy and are available to attend regular monthly evening meetings.
Both clubs meet simultaneously; meeting times change with the seasons. For more information, contact Dean Regas at 513-321-5186.

www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Sat - May 03
  Free Stargazes at Stonelick State Park
This is a great opportunity to view planets, galaxies, nebulae, star clusters and stars. It is also a good chance to see many different types of telescopes in action, ask questions and become involved in the fascinating world of astronomy.

Amateur astronomers are more than willing to have you look through their telescopes as well as explain astronomical concepts, from basic to complex.

Free and great for all ages.

Begins at dusk. Held only if clear skies.
Weather updates on Facebook: www.facebook.com

Thu - May 08
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  Astronomy Thursday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy Evenings typically include short astronomy presentations on a wide variety of topics; plenty of time for your questions on anything having to do with outer space; a short tour of this National Historic Landmark followed with stargazing through the historic 1843 telescope!
(Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week/month to month so you can visit often to hear and see something new. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Free for Observatory members!

Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.

Make your reservation online!
www.formstack.com

Fri - May 09
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  Astronomy Friday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy Evenings typically include short astronomy presentations on a wide variety of topics; plenty of time for your questions on anything having to do with outer space; a short tour of this National Historic Landmark followed with stargazing through the historic 1843 telescope!
(Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week/month to month so you can visit often to hear and see something new. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Free for Observatory members!

Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.

Make your reservation online!
www.formstack.com

Sat - May 10
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  Saturn Saturday!
The Lord of the Rings shines in prime time!

The magnificent planet, most breathtaking object in the universe, Saturn takes center stage at the Cincinnati Observatory for Saturnday.
And you can see it for yourself.

There will be viewing of Saturn through the historic 1845 and 1904 telescopes (weather permitting), running talks, and tours of the buildings. If clear, portable telescopes will be set up outside to show visitors the Moon and stars as well.

No reservations needed. Drop-ins welcome.
Cost: $7 per person.

Great for all ages.

For more information please call 513-321-5186

Sun - May 11
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Historical Tours of the Cincinnati Observatory
Drop in anytime between 1 and 4pm to explore the fascinating story of the people who made Cincinnati the "Birthplace of American Astronomy".

Whether you're an astronomer, engineer or history buff, you'll find the Observatory has something for all.
We'll explore Cincinnati's past and how the citizens of Cincinnati founded the nation's first public astronomical observatory. Learn why John Quincy Adams was so interested in what was only happening here in Cincinnati? What discoveries were made?
Why the move to the current Mt. Lookout location? You'll be surprised to hear which famous Cincinnati architect designed the Observatory. Discover how 19th century astronomers determined time for Cincinnati and how the first U.S. weather predictions were achieved.

The tours can be customized to match your interests and time.
These hands-on tours are great for younger visitors too and are aligned with Ohio’s 3rd & 4th grade social studies standards.

$5 per person suggested donation.
Group tours available by appointment.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

For other Cincinnati Treasures visit “Museums and Historic Sites of Greater Cincinnati”.
www.historicgreatercincinnati.org

Mon - May 12
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  Stargazing 101
Constellations change in the heavens from season to season. In this class you will study the imaginative figures we call constellations. Learn to use a planisphere to find any constellation at any given time and date. If the weather is clear, we will go outside to find many of the brighter constellations; and you will also have the option of looking through the observatory telescope. Dean Regas is the outreach astronomer with the Cincinnati Observatory Center.

Presented by UC Communiversity.
$22.00
To register call UC at 513-556-6932 or go online: webapps.uc.edu

Mon - May 12
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  Friends of the Observatory Monthly Meeting
Enjoy one of the most exciting learning opportunities in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Become a member and help us maintain an important part of Cincinnati's and the nation's scientific and architectural heritage. Astronomy presentations, news and telescope viewing for members of the Cincinnati Observatory Center.

Join Today!

www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Wed - May 14
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  Mysteries of the Universe
Why do some stars broadcast radio signals? Where do black holes come from? What is an X-ray galaxy?
The more astronomers discover, the more strange and mysterious the Universe gets. This class reviews some of the current explanations for some of the most puzzling astronomical phenomena.

Terry Endres is a presenter with the Cincinnati Observatory Center and teaches astronomy at Cincinnati State.

$22 per person

A UC Communiversity Course>BR> To register call UC Continuing education at 513-556-6932 or visit www.uc.edu

Thu - May 15
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  Astrophotography Workshop
Interested in learning how astronomers take those amazing images of the heavens?
Interested in taking those pictures yourself?

This monthly course will teach you the tricks of the trade, help you get the most out of the equipment you already have, and point you toward the best upgrades. You might find your images in a future Observatory calendar.

3rd Thursdays February - November
You do not need to attend each class.

Free for Cincinnati Observatory members.
$10 per class for non-members.
Space is limited.

If you have questions or would like to register, please call us 513-321-5186.

Thu - May 15
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  Astronomy Thursday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy Evenings typically include short astronomy presentations on a wide variety of topics; plenty of time for your questions on anything having to do with outer space; a short tour of this National Historic Landmark followed with stargazing through the historic 1843 telescope!
(Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week/month to month so you can visit often to hear and see something new. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Free for Observatory members!

Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.

Make your reservation online!
www.formstack.com

Fri - May 16
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  Astronomy Friday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy Evenings typically include short astronomy presentations on a wide variety of topics; plenty of time for your questions on anything having to do with outer space; a short tour of this National Historic Landmark followed with stargazing through the historic 1843 telescope!
(Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week/month to month so you can visit often to hear and see something new. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Free for Observatory members!

Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.

Make your reservation online!
www.formstack.com

Fri - May 16
10:30 PM - 12:00 AM
  Late Night at the Observatory
Can't sleep? Looking for a unique Friday night out?

Come see what the Observatory is like after hours - long after the “early crowd” has gone home. You'll get to use the oldest big telescope in the U.S. to view astronomical objects that are not visible until late at night (weather permitting). Get a sneak preview of the next season's planets and stars a month or two ahead of everyone else. Plus, zoom in on a late-rising moon, or watch the whole sky for a meteor shower or satellite passes. Each night is different and special!

These programs are recommended for adults only. If the weather does not permit viewing, we'll still have fun with other activities and “adult” constellation mythology stories that we can't share with family audiences.

Admission is $10 per person

To make reservations please call 513-321-5186.
Make your reservation online!
www.formstack.com

Mon - May 19
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  Dean's Astronomy Class For Members
An observational astronomy class for Observatory members college age and higher.
Ideal for new stargazers!

For more info contact Dean at 513-321-5186 or dean@cincinnatiobservatory.org

www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Thu - May 22
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  Astronomy Thursday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy Evenings typically include short astronomy presentations on a wide variety of topics; plenty of time for your questions on anything having to do with outer space; a short tour of this National Historic Landmark followed with stargazing through the historic 1843 telescope!
(Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week/month to month so you can visit often to hear and see something new. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Free for Observatory members!

Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.

Make your reservation online!
www.formstack.com

Sat - May 24
  Free Stargazes at Stonelick State Park
This is a great opportunity to view planets, galaxies, nebulae, star clusters and stars. It is also a good chance to see many different types of telescopes in action, ask questions and become involved in the fascinating world of astronomy.

Amateur astronomers are more than willing to have you look through their telescopes as well as explain astronomical concepts, from basic to complex.

Free and great for all ages.

Begins at dusk. Held only if clear skies.
Weather updates on Facebook: www.facebook.com

Sun - May 25
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Historical Tours of the Cincinnati Observatory
Drop in anytime between 1 and 4pm to explore the fascinating story of the people who made Cincinnati the "Birthplace of American Astronomy".

Whether you're an astronomer, engineer or history buff, you'll find the Observatory has something for all.
We'll explore Cincinnati's past and how the citizens of Cincinnati founded the nation's first public astronomical observatory. Learn why John Quincy Adams was so interested in what was only happening here in Cincinnati? What discoveries were made?
Why the move to the current Mt. Lookout location? You'll be surprised to hear which famous Cincinnati architect designed the Observatory. Discover how 19th century astronomers determined time for Cincinnati and how the first U.S. weather predictions were achieved.

The tours can be customized to match your interests and time.
These hands-on tours are great for younger visitors too and are aligned with Ohio’s 3rd & 4th grade social studies standards.

$5 per person suggested donation.
Group tours available by appointment.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

For other Cincinnati Treasures visit “Museums and Historic Sites of Greater Cincinnati”.
www.historicgreatercincinnati.org

Thu - May 29
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  Astronomy Thursday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy Evenings typically include short astronomy presentations on a wide variety of topics; plenty of time for your questions on anything having to do with outer space; a short tour of this National Historic Landmark followed with stargazing through the historic 1843 telescope!
(Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week/month to month so you can visit often to hear and see something new. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Free for Observatory members!

Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.

Make your reservation online!
www.formstack.com

Sat - May 31
  Free Stargazes at Stonelick State Park
This is a great opportunity to view planets, galaxies, nebulae, star clusters and stars. It is also a good chance to see many different types of telescopes in action, ask questions and become involved in the fascinating world of astronomy.

Amateur astronomers are more than willing to have you look through their telescopes as well as explain astronomical concepts, from basic to complex.

Free and great for all ages.

Begins at dusk. Held only if clear skies.
Weather updates on Facebook: www.facebook.com

Thu - Jun 05
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  Astronomy Thursday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy Evenings typically include short astronomy presentations on a wide variety of topics; plenty of time for your questions on anything having to do with outer space; a short tour of this National Historic Landmark followed with stargazing through the historic 1843 telescope!
(Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week/month to month so you can visit often to hear and see something new. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Free for Observatory members!

Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.

Make your reservation online!
www.formstack.com

Fri - Jun 06
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  FOTOKids & FOTOTeens Youth Astronomy Club
A benefit of Family Memberships and above.

Monthly astronomy clubs for kids 6-9 and 10-15+ years of age (and their parents!) who have a deeper interest in astronomy and are available to attend regular monthly evening meetings.
Both clubs meet simultaneously; meeting times change with the seasons. For more information, contact Dean Regas at 513-321-5186.

www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Fri - Jun 06
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  Astronomy Friday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy Evenings typically include short astronomy presentations on a wide variety of topics; plenty of time for your questions on anything having to do with outer space; a short tour of this National Historic Landmark followed with stargazing through the historic 1843 telescope!
(Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week/month to month so you can visit often to hear and see something new. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Free for Observatory members!

Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.

Make your reservation online!
www.formstack.com

Sat - Jun 07
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  Saturn Saturday!
The Lord of the Rings shines in prime time!

The magnificent planet, most breathtaking object in the universe, Saturn takes center stage at the Cincinnati Observatory for Saturnday.
And you can see it for yourself.

There will be viewing of Saturn through the historic 1845 and 1904 telescopes (weather permitting), running talks, and tours of the buildings. If clear, portable telescopes will be set up outside to show visitors the Moon and stars as well.

No reservations needed. Drop-ins welcome.
Cost: $7 per person.

Great for all ages.

For more information please call 513-321-5186

Sun - Jun 08
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Historical Tours of the Cincinnati Observatory
Drop in anytime between 1 and 4pm to explore the fascinating story of the people who made Cincinnati the "Birthplace of American Astronomy".

Whether you're an astronomer, engineer or history buff, you'll find the Observatory has something for all.
We'll explore Cincinnati's past and how the citizens of Cincinnati founded the nation's first public astronomical observatory. Learn why John Quincy Adams was so interested in what was only happening here in Cincinnati? What discoveries were made?
Why the move to the current Mt. Lookout location? You'll be surprised to hear which famous Cincinnati architect designed the Observatory. Discover how 19th century astronomers determined time for Cincinnati and how the first U.S. weather predictions were achieved.

The tours can be customized to match your interests and time.
These hands-on tours are great for younger visitors too and are aligned with Ohio’s 3rd & 4th grade social studies standards.

$5 per person suggested donation.
Group tours available by appointment.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

For other Cincinnati Treasures visit “Museums and Historic Sites of Greater Cincinnati”.
www.historicgreatercincinnati.org

Mon - Jun 09
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  Astronomy: History & Science Teacher Professional Development Workshop
ASTRONOMY: History & Science
At the Cincinnati Observatory

EDXC 636-W1A
(58483) One-Three Credit Hours

June 9-18
Mon, Wed, Fri 6:00p.m.-11:00p.m.

This workshop is broken up into two sections-the history of astronomy before and after the invention of the telescope. We will discuss and recreate the multitude of observations of the night and daytime sky that were made by the ancients. Topics include the cycles and orbits of the Sun, Moon, and Earth,constellations, planets, seasons, and eclipses.
In the second half of the course students will delve into the discoveries made from the simple telescopes of the Renaissance to the Hubble space telescope including stellar evolution and galaxies.

Limit: 25 participants
Noncredit fee: $100 EDXC 636-N1D (58484)
Suggested registration deadline: May 27
www.xavier.edu

For more information contact Dean Regas at 513-321-5186

Mon - Jun 09
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  Friends of the Observatory Monthly Meeting
Enjoy one of the most exciting learning opportunities in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Become a member and help us maintain an important part of Cincinnati's and the nation's scientific and architectural heritage. Astronomy presentations, news and telescope viewing for members of the Cincinnati Observatory Center.

Join Today!

www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Wed - Jun 11
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  Astronomy: History & Science Teacher Professional Development Workshop
ASTRONOMY: History & Science
At the Cincinnati Observatory

EDXC 636-W1A
(58483) One-Three Credit Hours

June 9-18
Mon, Wed, Fri 6:00p.m.-11:00p.m.

This workshop is broken up into two sections-the history of astronomy before and after the invention of the telescope. We will discuss and recreate the multitude of observations of the night and daytime sky that were made by the ancients. Topics include the cycles and orbits of the Sun, Moon, and Earth,constellations, planets, seasons, and eclipses.
In the second half of the course students will delve into the discoveries made from the simple telescopes of the Renaissance to the Hubble space telescope including stellar evolution and galaxies.

Limit: 25 participants
Noncredit fee: $100 EDXC 636-N1D (58484)
Suggested registration deadline: May 27
www.xavier.edu

For more information contact Dean Regas at 513-321-5186

Thu - Jun 12
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  Astronomy Thursday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy Evenings typically include short astronomy presentations on a wide variety of topics; plenty of time for your questions on anything having to do with outer space; a short tour of this National Historic Landmark followed with stargazing through the historic 1843 telescope!
(Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week/month to month so you can visit often to hear and see something new. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Free for Observatory members!

Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.

Make your reservation online!
www.formstack.com

Fri - Jun 13
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  Astronomy: History & Science Teacher Professional Development Workshop
ASTRONOMY: History & Science
At the Cincinnati Observatory

EDXC 636-W1A
(58483) One-Three Credit Hours

June 9-18
Mon, Wed, Fri 6:00p.m.-11:00p.m.

This workshop is broken up into two sections-the history of astronomy before and after the invention of the telescope. We will discuss and recreate the multitude of observations of the night and daytime sky that were made by the ancients. Topics include the cycles and orbits of the Sun, Moon, and Earth,constellations, planets, seasons, and eclipses.
In the second half of the course students will delve into the discoveries made from the simple telescopes of the Renaissance to the Hubble space telescope including stellar evolution and galaxies.

Limit: 25 participants
Noncredit fee: $100 EDXC 636-N1D (58484)
Suggested registration deadline: May 27
www.xavier.edu

For more information contact Dean Regas at 513-321-5186

Fri - Jun 13
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  Astronomy Friday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy Evenings typically include short astronomy presentations on a wide variety of topics; plenty of time for your questions on anything having to do with outer space; a short tour of this National Historic Landmark followed with stargazing through the historic 1843 telescope!
(Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week/month to month so you can visit often to hear and see something new. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Free for Observatory members!

Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.

Make your reservation online!
www.formstack.com

Mon - Jun 16
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  Astronomy: History & Science Teacher Professional Development Workshop
ASTRONOMY: History & Science
At the Cincinnati Observatory

EDXC 636-W1A
(58483) One-Three Credit Hours

June 9-18
Mon, Wed, Fri 6:00p.m.-11:00p.m.

This workshop is broken up into two sections-the history of astronomy before and after the invention of the telescope. We will discuss and recreate the multitude of observations of the night and daytime sky that were made by the ancients. Topics include the cycles and orbits of the Sun, Moon, and Earth,constellations, planets, seasons, and eclipses.
In the second half of the course students will delve into the discoveries made from the simple telescopes of the Renaissance to the Hubble space telescope including stellar evolution and galaxies.

Limit: 25 participants
Noncredit fee: $100 EDXC 636-N1D (58484)
Suggested registration deadline: May 27
www.xavier.edu

For more information contact Dean Regas at 513-321-5186

Wed - Jun 18
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  Astronomy: History & Science Teacher Professional Development Workshop
ASTRONOMY: History & Science
At the Cincinnati Observatory

EDXC 636-W1A
(58483) One-Three Credit Hours

June 9-18
Mon, Wed, Fri 6:00p.m.-11:00p.m.

This workshop is broken up into two sections-the history of astronomy before and after the invention of the telescope. We will discuss and recreate the multitude of observations of the night and daytime sky that were made by the ancients. Topics include the cycles and orbits of the Sun, Moon, and Earth,constellations, planets, seasons, and eclipses.
In the second half of the course students will delve into the discoveries made from the simple telescopes of the Renaissance to the Hubble space telescope including stellar evolution and galaxies.

Limit: 25 participants
Noncredit fee: $100 EDXC 636-N1D (58484)
Suggested registration deadline: May 27
www.xavier.edu

For more information contact Dean Regas at 513-321-5186

Thu - Jun 19
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  Astrophotography Workshop
Interested in learning how astronomers take those amazing images of the heavens?
Interested in taking those pictures yourself?

This monthly course will teach you the tricks of the trade, help you get the most out of the equipment you already have, and point you toward the best upgrades. You might find your images in a future Observatory calendar.

3rd Thursdays February - November
You do not need to attend each class.

Free for Cincinnati Observatory members.
$10 per class for non-members.
Space is limited.

If you have questions or would like to register, please call us 513-321-5186.

Thu - Jun 19
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  Astronomy Thursday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy Evenings typically include short astronomy presentations on a wide variety of topics; plenty of time for your questions on anything having to do with outer space; a short tour of this National Historic Landmark followed with stargazing through the historic 1843 telescope!
(Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week/month to month so you can visit often to hear and see something new. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Free for Observatory members!

Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.

Make your reservation online!
www.formstack.com

Sat - Jun 21
  Free Stargazes at Stonelick State Park
This is a great opportunity to view planets, galaxies, nebulae, star clusters and stars. It is also a good chance to see many different types of telescopes in action, ask questions and become involved in the fascinating world of astronomy.

Amateur astronomers are more than willing to have you look through their telescopes as well as explain astronomical concepts, from basic to complex.

Free and great for all ages.

Begins at dusk. Held only if clear skies.
Weather updates on Facebook: www.facebook.com

Sat - Jun 21
10:30 PM - 12:00 AM
  Late Night at the Observatory
Can't sleep? Looking for a unique Friday night out?

Come see what the Observatory is like after hours - long after the “early crowd” has gone home. You'll get to use the oldest big telescope in the U.S. to view astronomical objects that are not visible until late at night (weather permitting). Get a sneak preview of the next season's planets and stars a month or two ahead of everyone else. Plus, zoom in on a late-rising moon, or watch the whole sky for a meteor shower or satellite passes. Each night is different and special!

These programs are recommended for adults only. If the weather does not permit viewing, we'll still have fun with other activities and “adult” constellation mythology stories that we can't share with family audiences.

Admission is $10 per person

To make reservations please call 513-321-5186.
Make your reservation online!
www.formstack.com

Sun - Jun 22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Sun Sunday Sundae!
Astronomy AND ice cream! What could be better?

The Sun is the star attraction today. You can learn all about our nearest stellar neighbor. Sun-day Sunday Sundae includes hourly programs about the Sun, tours of the historic buildings, and safe solar viewing of sunspots and solar flares out of our 1845 telescope (weather permitting). Great for all ages!

As a special treat we will also have free ice cream sundaes for those in attendance.

Cost: $7/person
No reservations needed.
Call 513-321-5186 for more info.

Thu - Jun 26
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  Astronomy Thursday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy Evenings typically include short astronomy presentations on a wide variety of topics; plenty of time for your questions on anything having to do with outer space; a short tour of this National Historic Landmark followed with stargazing through the historic 1843 telescope!
(Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week/month to month so you can visit often to hear and see something new. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Free for Observatory members!

Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.

Make your reservation online!
www.formstack.com

Fri - Jun 27
  History of Astronomy Symposium
More Details to follow.
Sat - Jun 28
  History of Astronomy Symposium
More Details to follow.
Sat - Jun 28
  Free Stargazes at Stonelick State Park
This is a great opportunity to view planets, galaxies, nebulae, star clusters and stars. It is also a good chance to see many different types of telescopes in action, ask questions and become involved in the fascinating world of astronomy.

Amateur astronomers are more than willing to have you look through their telescopes as well as explain astronomical concepts, from basic to complex.

Free and great for all ages.

Begins at dusk. Held only if clear skies.
Weather updates on Facebook: www.facebook.com

Sun - Jun 29
  History of Astronomy Symposium
More Details to follow.

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