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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 - Jul 05
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  FOTO Members Annual Picnic
Join your fellow members at the annual summer picnic.
Sat - Jul 07
10:30 PM - 12:00 AM
  Late Night @ the Observatory
Can't sleep? Looking for a unique 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 have fun with some of the crazy science experiments 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.

Sun - Jul 08
  Historical Tours of the 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 - Jul 12
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 - Jul 13
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 - Jul 14
  FOTOKids & FOTOTeens Youth Astronomy Club @ Stonelick
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

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Sat - Jul 14
  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.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Thu - Jul 19
  Astronomy Thursday 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

Fri - Jul 20
  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

Sat - Jul 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.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Sat - Jul 21
8:30 PM - 10:00 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 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 - Jul 22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Sun Day Sunday Sundae
See sunspots and solar flares safely through the Observatory telescopes.
Cost: $7 per person
We'll have ice cream sundaes for everyone too.
Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org
Sun - Jul 22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Historical Tours of the Observatory
Join us for Sun Sunday!
Mon - Jul 23
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  Astronomy Summer Camp for 8-12 year olds
Do you have children who cannot get enough astronomy? This summer send them into outer space.
The Cincinnati Observatory summer camps are the perfect adventure for your "spacey" students to learn about and do astronomy at a unique, working observatory in the heart of the city. Campers will explore the Moon, solar system, and beyond while using the historic telescopes at the Observatory. The camp combines safe solar viewing with nighttime viewing of the planets, star clusters, and nebulae. Our campers truly become astronomers for the week.

Cost: $175 per camper
$160 for members

Reservations are required - space is limited.

For further information or to register, please call Leo Sack at 513-321-5186

A limited number of Scholarships are available - please call for more info.

Tue - Jul 24
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  Astronomy Summer Camp for 8-12 year olds
Do you have children who cannot get enough astronomy? This summer send them into outer space.
The Cincinnati Observatory summer camps are the perfect adventure for your "spacey" students to learn about and do astronomy at a unique, working observatory in the heart of the city. Campers will explore the Moon, solar system, and beyond while using the historic telescopes at the Observatory. The camp combines safe solar viewing with nighttime viewing of the planets, star clusters, and nebulae. Our campers truly become astronomers for the week.

Cost: $175 per camper
$160 for members

Reservations are required - space is limited.

For further information or to register, please call Leo Sack at 513-321-5186

A limited number of Scholarships are available - please call for more info.

Wed - Jul 25
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  Astronomy Summer Camp for 8-12 year olds
Do you have children who cannot get enough astronomy? This summer send them into outer space.
The Cincinnati Observatory summer camps are the perfect adventure for your "spacey" students to learn about and do astronomy at a unique, working observatory in the heart of the city. Campers will explore the Moon, solar system, and beyond while using the historic telescopes at the Observatory. The camp combines safe solar viewing with nighttime viewing of the planets, star clusters, and nebulae. Our campers truly become astronomers for the week.

Cost: $175 per camper
$160 for members

Reservations are required - space is limited.

For further information or to register, please call Leo Sack at 513-321-5186

A limited number of Scholarships are available - please call for more info.

Thu - Jul 26
  Astronomy Thursday 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

Thu - Jul 26
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  Astronomy Summer Camp for 8-12 year olds
Do you have children who cannot get enough astronomy? This summer send them into outer space.
The Cincinnati Observatory summer camps are the perfect adventure for your "spacey" students to learn about and do astronomy at a unique, working observatory in the heart of the city. Campers will explore the Moon, solar system, and beyond while using the historic telescopes at the Observatory. The camp combines safe solar viewing with nighttime viewing of the planets, star clusters, and nebulae. Our campers truly become astronomers for the week.

Cost: $175 per camper
$160 for members

Reservations are required - space is limited.

For further information or to register, please call Leo Sack at 513-321-5186

A limited number of Scholarships are available - please call for more info.

Sat - Jul 28
  FREE Caesar Creek State Park Public Stargaze
Free and Great for all Ages
All weather permitting

Saturday, June 9th (at the campground)
starts at Dusk
Saturday, July 28th (at the campground)
starts at Dusk
Saturday, August 11th (on the beach)
starts at Dusk & goes all night

August 11th is the annual Perseids Meteor Shower Camp-Out on the beach grounds. The public is invited to camp-out overnight on the beach after enjoying a full night of star and meteor gazing.
Hosted by the Miami Valley Astronomical Society (www.mvas.org) and astronomers from the Cincinnati Astronomical Society (www.cinastro.org) and the Cincinnati Observatory Center (www.cincinnatiobservatory.org)

DIRECTIONS FROM CINCINNATI to the campground for the campground stargazes:
I-71 to exit 45 (State Route 73). Turn East on SR73, just a VERY SHORT distance to State Route 380. Turn left (north) on SR380. Take SR380 north 3 or so miles to Center Road. It's marked as "to campground". Turn left (west) on Center Road. Take Center Road to the camp office, tell them you're with the astronomy group, and proceed straight through to the boat ramp parking area. We set up in the grass between the parking area and the driveway.

DIRECTIONS FROM CINCINNATI for the Beach stargaze.
I-71 to State Route 73 exit (#45), turn West onto SR73, follow about 5 miles to the Beach entrance (right-hand turn just after crossing the lake). Alternate route: I-75 to State Route 73 exit (#38), turn East onto SR73, follow through Springboro and Waynesville, about 15 miles, to the Beach entrance (left-hand turn just before the bridge over the lake).

Sun - Jul 29
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Musica in Situ
"Musica in Situ" is an outreach of Ball State University sponsored by a generous grant from Discovery.

"Bringing Music and Architecture Together"

Free Concert, open to all.

Those who attend the free performances can expect to hear a variety of choral music, learn a bit about the history of each space, and even participate in communal singing.

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Thu - Aug 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 - Aug 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 - Aug 04
10:30 PM - 12:00 AM
  Late Night @ the Observatory
Can't sleep? Looking for a unique 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 have fun with some of the crazy science experiments 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. Late Night @ the Observatory

Thu - Aug 09
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 - Aug 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 - Aug 11
  FREE Caesar Creek State Park Public Stargaze
Free and Great for all Ages
All weather permitting

Saturday, June 9th (at the campground)
starts at Dusk
Saturday, July 28th (at the campground)
starts at Dusk
Saturday, August 11th (on the beach)
starts at Dusk & goes all night

August 11th is the annual Perseids Meteor Shower Camp-Out on the beach grounds. The public is invited to camp-out overnight on the beach after enjoying a full night of star and meteor gazing.
Hosted by the Miami Valley Astronomical Society (www.mvas.org) and astronomers from the Cincinnati Astronomical Society (www.cinastro.org) and the Cincinnati Observatory Center (www.cincinnatiobservatory.org)

DIRECTIONS FROM CINCINNATI to the campground for the campground stargazes:
I-71 to exit 45 (State Route 73). Turn East on SR73, just a VERY SHORT distance to State Route 380. Turn left (north) on SR380. Take SR380 north 3 or so miles to Center Road. It's marked as "to campground". Turn left (west) on Center Road. Take Center Road to the camp office, tell them you're with the astronomy group, and proceed straight through to the boat ramp parking area. We set up in the grass between the parking area and the driveway.

DIRECTIONS FROM CINCINNATI for the Beach stargaze.
I-71 to State Route 73 exit (#45), turn West onto SR73, follow about 5 miles to the Beach entrance (right-hand turn just after crossing the lake). Alternate route: I-75 to State Route 73 exit (#38), turn East onto SR73, follow through Springboro and Waynesville, about 15 miles, to the Beach entrance (left-hand turn just before the bridge over the lake).

Sat - Aug 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.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Sun - Aug 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
Sun - Aug 12
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  Picnic Under the Stars
There are few places in Cincinnati as picturesque for a picnic as the Observatory. The Observatory invites you to picnic with your friends, family, and a few celestial treasures.

Bring your blanket, lawn chair, games, food and refreshments. There will be safe solar viewing, tours of the historic buildings, then a guided star gaze after dark.

Suggested donation of $5/person.

Tue - Aug 14
8:00 PM - 10:00 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 teacher with the Cincinnati Observatory Center.

$18 per person
Plus optional $3.00 material fee

A UC Communiversity Course

$18.00 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

Thu - Aug 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

Fri - Aug 17
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 - Aug 18
  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.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Thu - Aug 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 - Aug 24
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 - Aug 25
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Secrets of the Sundial
The angles of sunlight and shadows can tell us many things: the time of day, the season, cardinal directions, the size and shape of the Earth, and even our precise location on Earth. To unravel these secrets of time and space, you need only a stick and a ray of light!
In this class, we will explore a variety of sundial designs, including one you can stand upon. As weather permits, we will use them to tell time and direction. We will also attempt to use the most primitive of sundials - a stick in the ground - to measure our location in terms of latitude and longitude coordinates. Bring a watch!
Leo Sack is the Outreach Educator with the Cincinnati Observatory Center
A UC Communiversity Course>BR> To register call UC Continuing education at 513-556-6932 or visit www.uc.edu
Sat - Aug 25
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  Free Stargaze at Lincoln Ridge Park
Each year, Kenton County Parks & Recreation, Cincinnati Observatory Center, and the Midwestern Astronomers work cooperatively to present at least one Star Gaze for amateur and professional astronomers and all other interested participants at Lincoln Ridge Park.

Come on out and join local amateur astronomer, Jeff Hutton, as he presents a planetarium style program, titled "Space: In Three (or More) Dimensions" and prepares us for what we may see in the skies over Lincoln Ridge Park that night.

Free, no reservations needed.
www.egovlink.com

Sun - Aug 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
Thu - Aug 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 - Aug 31
  Blue Moon Friday Special Public Program & Telescope Viewing
SORRY-SOLD OUT----Learn to true meaning of "Blue Moon".

Astronomy presentations at 7:30pm & again at 8:30pm, Q&A, tour and telescope viewing (Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Wed - Sep 05
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  Astronomy 101 for Members
September 5, 7pm
October 3, 7pm
November 7, 7pm

The classes are free for one member at the $50 Family Membership or higher, for two people in the same family at the $75 Star Cluster Membership or higher. If you need to upgrade, we can do that.

Space is limited so please RSVP by email. Of course I’d love it if you can make all three classes, but if you can only make one or two, please let me know that as well.

Hope to see you soon,
Dean
dean@cincinnatiobservatory.org

Thu - Sep 06
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

Sat - Sep 08
  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.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Sat - Sep 08
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  ScopeOut Astronomy Fair
Our annual telescope and education fair. Solar viewing, displays, classes, meteorites, history tours, optional dinner & keynote lecture, and nighttime viewing.
Exhibitors and vendors. It's a full day of astronomy for adults, kids, scouts, teachers, everyone.
General admission is $6/adults, $4/kids for 12-5pm events, and 9-11pm events.
Keynote Speaker and Dinner add $20. (Reservations Required) The Keynote Lecturer is Dr. Pamela Gay, the Star Stryder. www.starstryder.com
Sun - Sep 09
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
Wed - Sep 12
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  Ultimate Educators Expo @ the Cincinnati Zoo
Hosted by the Greater Cincinnati Environmental Educators

FREE Admission & Parking

2012 Expo Features:
Informative Hands-On Classes!
Over 35 Environmental Exhibitors including the Observatory and the Cincinnati Astronomical Society
Lots of Fabulous Door Prizes
Complimentary Food & Beverages
Special Animal Appearances!

All educators (traditional and non-traditional) welcome.

To Register visit the Cincinnati Zoo's Website:
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Thu - Sep 13
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 - Sep 14
7:30 PM - 9:00 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

Note meeting date is 1 week later than usual.

Sat - Sep 15
  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.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Sat - Sep 15
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 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 - Sep 21
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 - Sep 22
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:

Build a Telescope and Solar Filter
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Time: 12:00-2:00 PM Cost: $35

Solar System in a Sun – 3D Scale Hike Kit
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Time: 12:00-2:00 PM Cost: $35

Planetarium Projectors and Star Wheels
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Time: 12:00-2:00 PM Cost: $35

Sky Measurement Tools
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Time: 12:00-2:00 PM Cost: $35

Moon Phases & Eclipses Kit
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Time: 12:00-2:00 PM Cost: $35

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

Sat - Sep 22
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  FREE Keener Park Public Stargazes
Free and Great for all Ages!
All weather permitting

Barrett Road in West Chester.
Saturday, April 28th (no rain date)
Begins at Dusk
Saturday, May 26th (rain date June 2nd )
Begins at Dusk
Saturday, September 22nd (rain date Sept. 29th)
Begins at Dusk

Hosted by the Miami Valley Astronomical Society (www.mvas.org) and astronomers from the Cincinnati Astronomical Society (www.cinastro.org) and the Cincinnati Observatory Center (www.cincinnatiobservatory.org)

I-75 to Exit 22, Tylersville Road.
Go EAST from the exit on Tylersville Road to Cox Road. Turn RIGHT (South) onto Cox Road from Tylersville Road. Take Cox Road SOUTH to Barrett Road. Turn RIGHT (West) onto Barrett Road from Cox Road. Turn LEFT (South) to stay on Barrett at the intersection of Grinn and Barrett and continue on Barrett a very short distance (just beyond the 90-degree right-hand curve) to Keehner Park entrance at the tennis courts. The entrance to Keehner Park will be on the LEFT (South) side of Barrett.

Sun - Sep 23
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
Fri - Sep 28
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

Fri - Sep 28
10:30 PM - 12:00 AM
  Late Night @ the Observatory
Can't sleep? Looking for a unique 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 have fun with some of the crazy science experiments 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. Late Night @ the Observatory

Sat - Sep 29
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  Scout Badge Night
For information contact COC Outreach Educator, leo Sack.

513-321-5186 or leo@cincinnatiobservatory.org

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