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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 - 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.
Mon - Jul 07
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  Behind the Scenes at the Cincinnati 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.

John Ventre is the historian 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

Thu - Jul 10
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 - Jul 11
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 - Jul 11
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

Sun - Jul 13
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.

Mon - Jul 14
7:00 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

Thu - Jul 17
7:00 PM - 9:25 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 - Jul 17
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 - Jul 18
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 - Jul 19
  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 - Jul 24
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 - Jul 25
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 - Jul 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 - Jul 27
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 - Jul 28
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  MEASURING SPACE: Math & Astronomy Teacher Professional Development Workshop
MEASURING SPACE: Math & Astronomy
At the Cincinnati Observatory

EDXC 637-W1A
(58489) One-Three Credit Hours

July 28-August 1
Mon-Fri 6:00p.m.-11:00p.m.

This workshop will cover hands-on and observation-based astronomy education, as a basis for real-world applications of math education. In other words we want you-and your students-to be able to make your own astronomical observations, collect your own data, and perform mathematical analysis to draw meaningful conclusions from the data.

We want to empower you to literally measure the cosmos from the comfort of your classroom and schoolyard, with minimal tools and a whole lot of grade-appropriate math.

Recommended for teachers of grades 5-12
Limit: 25 participants
Noncredit fee: $100 EDXC 637-N1D (58490)
Suggested registration deadline: July 14
www.xavier.edu

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

Tue - Jul 29
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  MEASURING SPACE: Math & Astronomy Teacher Professional Development Workshop
MEASURING SPACE: Math & Astronomy
At the Cincinnati Observatory

EDXC 637-W1A
(58489) One-Three Credit Hours

July 28-August 1
Mon-Fri 6:00p.m.-11:00p.m.

This workshop will cover hands-on and observation-based astronomy education, as a basis for real-world applications of math education. In other words we want you-and your students-to be able to make your own astronomical observations, collect your own data, and perform mathematical analysis to draw meaningful conclusions from the data.

We want to empower you to literally measure the cosmos from the comfort of your classroom and schoolyard, with minimal tools and a whole lot of grade-appropriate math.

Recommended for teachers of grades 5-12
Limit: 25 participants
Noncredit fee: $100 EDXC 637-N1D (58490)
Suggested registration deadline: July 14
www.xavier.edu

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

Wed - Jul 30
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  MEASURING SPACE: Math & Astronomy Teacher Professional Development Workshop
MEASURING SPACE: Math & Astronomy
At the Cincinnati Observatory

EDXC 637-W1A
(58489) One-Three Credit Hours

July 28-August 1
Mon-Fri 6:00p.m.-11:00p.m.

This workshop will cover hands-on and observation-based astronomy education, as a basis for real-world applications of math education. In other words we want you-and your students-to be able to make your own astronomical observations, collect your own data, and perform mathematical analysis to draw meaningful conclusions from the data.

We want to empower you to literally measure the cosmos from the comfort of your classroom and schoolyard, with minimal tools and a whole lot of grade-appropriate math.

Recommended for teachers of grades 5-12
Limit: 25 participants
Noncredit fee: $100 EDXC 637-N1D (58490)
Suggested registration deadline: July 14
www.xavier.edu

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

Thu - Jul 31
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  MEASURING SPACE: Math & Astronomy Teacher Professional Development Workshop
MEASURING SPACE: Math & Astronomy
At the Cincinnati Observatory

EDXC 637-W1A
(58489) One-Three Credit Hours

July 28-August 1
Mon-Fri 6:00p.m.-11:00p.m.

This workshop will cover hands-on and observation-based astronomy education, as a basis for real-world applications of math education. In other words we want you-and your students-to be able to make your own astronomical observations, collect your own data, and perform mathematical analysis to draw meaningful conclusions from the data.

We want to empower you to literally measure the cosmos from the comfort of your classroom and schoolyard, with minimal tools and a whole lot of grade-appropriate math.

Recommended for teachers of grades 5-12
Limit: 25 participants
Noncredit fee: $100 EDXC 637-N1D (58490)
Suggested registration deadline: July 14
www.xavier.edu

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

Thu - Jul 31
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

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