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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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Fri - Mar 01
7:00 AM - 8:30 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

Sat - Mar 02
  Cub Scout Badge Night
SORRY SOLD OUT!

An evening of hands-on activities and telescope viewing (weather permitting) for Cub Scouts and parents. Meets the requirements of the Cub Scouts Astronomy Pin!

Reservations required. Cost: $7/person.

More about scout programs: www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Thu - Mar 07
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

Fri - Mar 08
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  Astronomy Friday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy presentations, Q&A, tour and telescope viewing (Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week so you can visit often. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Sat - Mar 09
  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 - Mar 10
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Historical Tours of the Cincinnati Observatory
Drop in anytime between 1 and 4pm and explore the fascinating story of the people who made Cincinnati the "Birthplace of American Astronomy".
$5 per person suggested donation.
Group tours available by appointment.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org
Sun - Mar 10
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  A2Z Astronomy Class
The A2Z Astronomy class meets the second Sunday of each month at 7:00 pm in the West Wing of the 1873 Herget Building.

Discussions cover contemporary Astronomical topics as well as those historic. There is no prerequisite knowledge of Math or Astronomy is necessary. The group meets for about an hour or so and is free to any member of the Observatory.

Mon - Mar 11
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  Dean's Astronomy Class for Members
Intro astronomy series for Observatory members.
Contact Dean for more info.
513-321-5186
dean@cincinnatiobservatory.org
Thu - Mar 14
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  Astronomy Thursday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy presentations, Q&A, tour and telescope viewing (Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week so you can visit often. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Fri - Mar 15
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  Astronomy Friday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy presentations, Q&A, tour and telescope viewing (Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week so you can visit often. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Sat - Mar 16
  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 - Mar 16
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Teacher Make-It & Take-It Workshops
Make Your Own Astronomy Education Materials & Kits!

Bring the universe to life in your classroom with hands-on, practical astronomy materials, designed by the experts and built by… you! In each workshop, you have the opportunity to make your own teaching tools, learn how to use them with lessons and activities, and then take your creations home with you! The workshop fee covers the cost of all materials. Reservations are required – call Leo at 513-321-5186 to sign up!

Limited to 15 participants.

Upcoming Workshops:

Seasons, Sundials, & Solargraph Cameras
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Time: 12:00-2:00 PM Cost: $35

Thu - Mar 21
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  Astronomy Thursday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy presentations, Q&A, tour and telescope viewing (Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week so you can visit often. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Fri - Mar 22
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  Astronomy Friday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy presentations, Q&A, tour and telescope viewing (Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week so you can visit often. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Sat - Mar 23
  Beginner's Stargaze
Sorry - SOLD OUT!
Next Beginner's Stargaze is tentatively scheduled for May 25th.

Calling all beginning stargazers!

Want some hands-on practice using a portable telescope? Join us for an outdoor stargaze on the Observatory’s grounds. You can bring your own telescope if you have one… or, “rent” one of ours for the evening! A brief presentation will introduce you to the basics of how to use a telescope, and the best targets to look for in the sky that night. Simple star charts will be provided. The rest of the evening will be spent outside viewing (weather permitting). You’re in charge of your own telescope – or bring a friend and share – but staff and volunteers will be available to help as needed!

Costs:
Admission - $7 / person
Telescope Rental - $10 / telescope (Free for Members)
Binocular Rental - $5 / binoculars

Reservations are required. Please call 513-321-5186 to sign up.

Sun - Mar 24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Historical Tours of the Cincinnati Observatory
Drop in anytime between 1 and 4pm and explore the fascinating story of the people who made Cincinnati the "Birthplace of American Astronomy".
$5 per person suggested donation.
Group tours available by appointment.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org
Thu - Mar 28
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  Astronomy Thursday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy presentations, Q&A, tour and telescope viewing (Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week so you can visit often. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Fri - Mar 29
  Astronomy Friday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
SORRY-SOLD OUT!

A Astronomy presentations, Q&A, tour and telescope viewing (Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week so you can visit often. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Thu - Apr 04
  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 04
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

Fri - Apr 05
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

Sat - Apr 06
  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 11
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  Astronomy Thursday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy presentations, Q&A, tour and telescope viewing (Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week so you can visit often. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Fri - Apr 12
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  Astronomy Friday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy presentations, Q&A, tour and telescope viewing (Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week so you can visit often. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Sat - Apr 13
  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 14
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  A2Z Astronomy Class
The A2Z Astronomy class meets the second Sunday of each month at 7:00 pm in the West Wing of the 1873 Herget Building.

Discussions cover contemporary Astronomical topics as well as those historic. There is no prerequisite knowledge of Math or Astronomy is necessary. The group meets for about an hour or so and is free to any member of the Observatory.

Thu - Apr 18
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  Astronomy Thursday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy presentations, Q&A, tour and telescope viewing (Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week so you can visit often. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Fri - Apr 19
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  Astronomy Friday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy presentations, Q&A, tour and telescope viewing (Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week so you can visit often. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Sat - Apr 20
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  Astronomy Saturday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy presentations, Q&A, tour and telescope viewing (Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week so you can visit often. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays & Saturdays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Thu - Apr 25
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  Astronomy Thursday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy presentations, Q&A, tour and telescope viewing (Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week so you can visit often. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Fri - Apr 26
  Astronomy Friday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
SORRY - SOLD OUT

Astronomy presentations, Q&A, tour and telescope viewing (Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week so you can visit often. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Sun - Apr 28
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Historical Tours of the Cincinnati Observatory
Drop in anytime between 1 and 4pm and explore the fascinating story of the people who made Cincinnati the "Birthplace of American Astronomy".
$5 per person suggested donation.
Group tours available by appointment.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org
Thu - May 02
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

Fri - May 03
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 (FOTO-Teens) or Leo Sack (FOTO-Kids) at 513-321-5186.

www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Sat - May 04
  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 - May 04
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  SpaceFest 2013 @ the Air Force Museum-Dayton
Join us for a multitude of exciting space-related activities! The museum, Dayton Challenger Learning Center, Cincinnati Observatory and other partner organizations will offer hands-on activities for all ages, including special appearances by astronauts, a 5K fun run/walk and 1-mile kids' race, a Sun-Gaze with telescopes, a sneak peek into NASA's first space shuttle Crew Compartment Trainer, aircraft cockpit look-ins, musical performances by area bands, hands-on activities, model rocket building and launching, and much more.

Admission to most activities is FREE!

www.nationalmuseum.af.mil

Sat - May 04
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  GeoFair @ Cincinnati Gardens
METEORITES! METEORITES! METEORITES!

Oh and really amazing gems, minerals and fossils too.

Saturday 10-6 & Sunday 11-5pm

geofair.com

Tue - May 07
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  Astronomy on Your Computer
Put the entire universe on your computer.

There are several great, free sky simulation programs that can help you reach for the stars, and keep up with what's up in the sky. This class will cover installation and use of free downloadable planetarium type programs as well as a live tutorial on how to get the most out of them. Then we will cover the best astronomy apps for your mobile devices.

Please bring your laptops and/or mobile devices to class (others will be provided if you don't have them). Viewing of the real sky through the historic telescopes will follow (weather permitting).

Dean Regas is the outreach astronomer with the Cincinnati Observatory Center.

A UC Communiversity Course.
$22 per person.

Thu - May 09
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
  Astronomy Thursday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy presentations, Q&A, tour and telescope viewing (Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week so you can visit often. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Fri - May 10
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  Astronomy Friday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy presentations, Q&A, tour and telescope viewing (Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week so you can visit often. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Sat - May 11
  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 12
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Historical Tours of the Cincinnati Observatory
Drop in anytime between 1 and 4pm and explore the fascinating story of the people who made Cincinnati the "Birthplace of American Astronomy".
$5 per person suggested donation.
Group tours available by appointment.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org
Mon - May 13
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  Saturn!
Saturn is perhaps the prettiest of all the planets with its rings and moons. A guaranteed wow view!

We will discuss how our understanding of Saturn and its moons has changed from the days of Galileo to the Voyager and Cassini spacecraft missions. Learn about the disappearing rings phenomenon and Galileo’s puzzlement. Learn about the recently discovered ice geysers on Saturn’s moon Enceladus and the possibility of liquid water.
If weather permits, you will see this beautiful planet through the observatory telescope.

Basil Rowe is a board member of the Cincinnati Observatory CenteBasil Rowe is longtime member and astronomy educator with the Cincinnati Observatory Center.

A UC Communiversity Course.
$22 per person.

Wed - May 15
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Museum Day on Fountain Square
Museums & Historic Sites of Greater Cincinnati invites residents and visitors to explore the many historic and cultural gems of the Greater Cincinnati region at Museum Day on Fountain Square, Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Come and learn about attractions from across the tri-state in one, convenient downtown Cincinnati location. More than two dozen museums and historic sites will be on hand.
Museum Day participants will have several hands-on opportunities including looking at genealogy files and maps from the Delhi Historical Society, sun-gazing with the Cincinnati Observatory, or participating in a Junior Ranger Activity with the William Howard Taft National Historic Site.
Thu - May 16
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  Astronomy Thursday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy presentations, Q&A, tour and telescope viewing (Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week so you can visit often. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Sat - May 18
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Space Day at iSpace Cincinnati
Celebrate “Space Day 2013” hosted by iSPACE. This is a public family event and best of all, it is FREE of charge!

The Observatory will be there along with dozens of other astronomy & space science educators.
For more information about Space Day 2013, including potential exhibitors and activities, please check out our Space Day Page. ispacescience.org

Thu - May 23
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  Astronomy Thursday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy presentations, Q&A, tour and telescope viewing (Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week so you can visit often. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Fri - May 24
  Private Event - No Public Programs
Please check the calendar for upcoming Public Programs.
Sat - May 25
8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
  Beginner's Stargaze
Want some hands-on practice using a portable telescope?

Join us for an outdoor stargaze on the Observatory's grounds. You can bring your own telescope if you have one or "rent" one of ours for the evening!

A brief presentation will introduce you to the basics of how to use a telescope, and the best targets to look for in the sky that night. Simple star charts will be provided. The rest of the evening will be spent outside viewing (weather permitting). You're in charge of your own telescope - or bring a friend and share - but staff and volunteers will be available to help as needed!

Note: If you bring your own telescope, please know how to set it up - this night is mostly for viewing practice! If you need help learning to set up your telescope, please call the Observatory to arrange a one-on-one telescope help session.

Costs:
Admission - $7 / person
Telescope Rental - $10 / telescope (Free for Members)
Binocular Rental - $5 / binoculars

Reservations are required. Please call 513-321-5186 to sign up.

Sun - May 26
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Historical Tours of the Cincinnati Observatory
Drop in anytime between 1 and 4pm and explore the fascinating story of the people who made Cincinnati the "Birthplace of American Astronomy".
$5 per person suggested donation.
Group tours available by appointment.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org
Sun - May 26
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  3 Planets Aligned!
Mercury, Venus, and king of the planets Jupiter, grace the early evening sky.
A great sight even without a telescope but we'll try to take a peek at Jupiter through our historic scope too.

No reservations needed.
Tours, Astro Q&A and more.

$7 per person.
Free for Observatory Members.

Mon - May 27
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  3 Planets Aligned!
Mercury, Venus, and king of the planets Jupiter, grace the early evening sky.
A great sight even without a telescope but we'll try to take a peek at Jupiter through our historic scope too.

No reservations needed.
Tours, Astro Q&A and more.

$7 per person.
Free for Observatory Members.

Thu - May 30
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  Astronomy Thursday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy presentations, Q&A, tour and telescope viewing (Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week so you can visit often. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Fri - May 31
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  Astronomy Friday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy presentations, Q&A, tour and telescope viewing (Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week so you can visit often. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

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