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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 - Jul 05
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.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Sat - Jul 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.

Sat - Jul 06
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  FOTOKids & FOTOTeens Youth Astronomy Club
The July Meeting will be a combined FOTOKids & FOTOTeens trip to Stonelick Lake State Park on Saturday July 6th.
Meet Leo at the Park at 9pm.

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

Wed - Jul 10
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Space Rocks: Meteorites and More
John Ventre has taught astronomy courses for UC since 1973, and he is the historian for The Cincinnati Observatory Center.

A UC Communiversity Course

$12.00 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 - Jul 11
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  Friends of the Observatory Monthly Meeting
July is the annual member's picnic at the Observatory.
Bring your favorite for the grill and buns to serve it on. Grill, charcoal, drinks all provided.

Note the earlier start time.

Join Today!

www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Fri - Jul 12
  Astronomy Friday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Sorry. Sold Out.
Join us this weekend for Sun Sunday Sundae!
Sat - Jul 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 - Jul 14
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Sunday Sun-day Sundae
Astronomy AND ice cream! What could be better?

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 required.
Call 513-321-5186 for more information

Sun - Jul 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.

Mon - Jul 15 -- Fri - Jul 19
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  Cross-Curricular Science Topics - Professional Development Workshop
In partnership with Xavier University, the Cincinnati Observatory is hosting two graduate-level courses this summer.

Both classes may be taken for 1-3 credit hours at a greatly-reduced rate or for non-credit.

All classes will be held at the Cincinnati Observatory and include use of the historic telescopes.

"Cross-Curricular Science Topics"

Course Description: The focus of this workshop is to assist teachers in using astronomy as a vehicle for teaching math, history/social studies, language arts, and fine arts. The sessions will be a mixture of lecture, hands-on activities, small-group discussion and collaboration, and astronomy field experience. Topics include applications of astronomy to 5th-12th grade math; local, national, and world history; geography; ancient mythology and modern literature; and 2- and 3-dimensional functional art. Emphasis will be placed on both content information and exploration of curriculum integration strategies. Ideally, this workshop will empower teachers to integrate astronomy units into multiple subjects as a team-taught, cross-curricular theme. Participants will also be connected to local astronomy resources and equipment, as well as practice with the best sky simulation software.

Course goals: At the completion of this course, students will be able to:
• Trace the history of astronomy and analyze how astronomy has influenced and been influenced by other historical developments
• Calculate movements, sizes, distances, and viewing angles of planets, moons, stars, and other astronomical objects as seen from Earth
• Understand, interpret, and create literary and visual expressions of the heavens
• Construct and use basic astronomical instruments
• Present an astronomy-based lesson on a non-science subject to the class<

For any questions about the content of this course please contact Dean Regas at 513-321-5186 dean@cincinnatiobservatory.org or Leo Sack leo@cincinnatiobservatory.org
For questions about registration please contact Xavier University Registrar at: 513-745-3941
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Thu - Jul 18
  Astronomy Thursday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Sorry - SOLD OUT.
Fri - Jul 19
  Astronomy Friday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
SORRY. SOLD OUT!
Sat - Jul 20
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  Free Stargaze at Lincoln Ridge Park
Free Astronomy Program and Star Gazing

Lincoln Ridge Park
420 Independence Station Rd., Independence, KY 41051

Home to our popular 24 hole disc golf course, this 78 acre park is located off of Independence Station Road and is formerly known as Banklick Woods Park. Lincoln Ridge Park is host to our annual Star Gaze parties.

www.kentoncounty.org

Free, No Reservations Required.

Sun - Jul 21
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  Sunday With The Stars!
Come out and spend “Sunday with the Stars” at the Cincinnati Observatory.

Every fourth Sunday night (starting time dependent upon season), Chuck Strubbe will open up one of the Cincinnati Observatory’s large, refracting telescopes for 2 hours. Chuck will be on hand to help you use the telescope, whether that means teaching you how to use it or finding objects in which you are interested.

No formal program is planned and you may come and go as you please. Questions are encouraged. Cloudy nights will be open to discussions of any and all astronomical subjects. .

Free for Observatory Members.
No Reservations Required. (Chuck reserves the right to leave after the 1st half hour if no one shows)

Not an Observatory Member? Sign up now and join in all the excitement! www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Tue - Jul 23
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  Grandparent's Day
Whether you're 5 or 95, the Observatory will make you say, "Wow!"

As your tour the historic buildings you and your grandkids will work together on hands-on activities that take you to the farthest reaches of the universe. This special event also includes safe solar viewing through the 1843 telescope (weather permitting).

It's a great way for you to share this Cincinnati institution and their love of space across the generations.

Cost: $7 per person.
Reservations are recommended by calling 513-321-5186

Thu - Jul 25
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  Astronomy Thursday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
SORRY - SOLD OUT!

Join us the Picnic Under the Stars on August 10th

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.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Fri - Jul 26
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  Astronomy Friday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
SORRY - SOLD OUT!

Join us the Picnic Under the Stars on August 10th

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.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Sat - Jul 27 -- Sun - Jul 28
8:00 PM
  Family Astro-Campout
SORRY. SOLD OUT!

We invite families to bring their tent and sleeping bags to camp out on the Observatory's lawn for a special Night Under the Stars.

Check in and set up your tent any time after 8:00 PM. At 9:00 PM, join us for a tour, viewing the twilight planet Venus, and constellation stories around a campfire while the stars come out overhead. Then, the real stargazing begins, with views of Saturn, star clusters, and more through the Observatory’s historic telescope (weather permitting).

Retire to your tent as early or late as you want. For those who are too excited to sleep, we’ll view the Moon and more after midnight. The Observatory will remain open overnight, for all-night access to the bathrooms – and the telescope! Light breakfast (cereal, fruit, drinks, etc.) will be served 8:00-9:00 AM.

Cost: $15 / person (non-members); $10 / person (members.)
Reservations are required. Space is limited. Please call 513-321-5186.

Sun - Jul 28
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 - Aug 01
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 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 - Aug 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.

Sat - Aug 03
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. 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.
Free for Observatory Members!
Call 513-321-5186 to sign up.

Thu - Aug 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.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Fri - Aug 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.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Sat - Aug 10
  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 - Aug 10
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  Picnic Under the Stars
There are few places in Cincinnati as picturesque for a picnic as the Observatory hillside.

Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, games, and food. If the weather is clear there will be safe solar viewing, tours of the historic buildings, then a guided star gaze after dark.

The Cincinnati Observatory invites you to picnic with your friends, family, and a few celestial objects.
You provide the food, we'll provide the view.
Cost: $5/person
No reservations needed.
For more information please call 513-321-5186.

Sun - Aug 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

Sun - Aug 11
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 - Aug 15
  Private Event - Meet Me Outdoors networking meeting
Sorry, no public program tonight.

Meet Me Outdoors is one of Green Umbrella's Action Teams with the goal of raising awareness of our communities outdoor recreational and educational resources. Major events include Paddlefest www.ohioriverpaddlefest.org and the Great Outdoor Weekend. www.facebook.com

You can learn more about Green Umbrella at www.greenumbrella.org

Fri - Aug 16
  Astronomy Friday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
SORRY-SOLD OUT!

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.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Tue - Aug 20
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  Intro to Astronomy: A 3 Night Course (Night 2/3)
Have you always wanted to learn more astronomy?
Are you a total beginner?
This is the perfect short-course for you.

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

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

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

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

Thu - Aug 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

Fri - Aug 23
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

Sun - Aug 25
8:30 AM - 10:30 PM
  Sunday With The Stars!
Come out and spend "Sunday with the Stars" at the Cincinnati Observatory.

Every fourth Sunday night (starting time dependent upon season), Chuck Strubbe will open up one of the Cincinnati Observatory's large, refracting telescopes for 2 hours. Chuck will be on hand to help you use the telescope, whether that means teaching you how to use it or finding objects in which you are interested.

No formal program is planned and you may come and go as you please. Questions are encouraged. Cloudy nights will be open to discussions of any and all astronomical subjects.

Free for Observatory Members.
No Reservations Required. (Chuck reserves the right to leave after the 1st half hour if no one shows)

Not an Observatory Member? Sign up now and join in all the excitement! www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Sun - Aug 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

Tue - Aug 27
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  Intro to Astronomy: A 3 Night Course (Night 3/3)
Have you always wanted to learn more astronomy?
Are you a total beginner?
This is the perfect short-course for you.

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

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

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

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

Thu - Aug 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

Fri - Aug 30
  Astronomy Friday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
SORRY - SOLD OUT!
If clear skies, join us at Stonelick State Park tomorrow night.

www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Sat - Aug 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 - Sep 05
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 - Sep 06
8:00 PM - 9:30 AM
  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 - Sep 07
  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 - Sep 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

Sun - Sep 08
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 - Sep 12
8:00 PM - 9:30 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 - Sep 13
  Astronomy Friday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Sorry - SOLD OUT!

Join us tomorrow for ScopeOut 2013 Astronomy fair!
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Fri - Sep 20
  Astronomy Friday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Sorry-SOLD OUT.
Fri - Sep 20
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  The Final Frontier @ Cincinnati Music Hall
Boldly go with John Morris Russell and the Pops on a mission to experience epic scores from Star Wars and Star Trek, along with selections from orchestral masterpieces such as Holst's The Planets and Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra (popularized in 2001: A Space Odyssey).

Host and narrator George Takei, "Mr. Sulu" himself of Star Trek fame, guides this space-themed multimedia musical extravaganza, featuring breathtaking NASA images on the big screen.

Dean Regas from the Cincinnati Observatory helps us distinguish "science fact" from science fiction!

Friday, September 20 8:00pm
Saturday, September 21 8:00pm
Sunday, September 22 2:00pm

Tickets from $25
513-381-3300
www.cincinnatisymphony.org

Sat - Sep 21
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  The Final Frontier @ Cincinnati Music Hall
Boldly go with John Morris Russell and the Pops on a mission to experience epic scores from Star Wars and Star Trek, along with selections from orchestral masterpieces such as Holst's The Planets and Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra (popularized in 2001: A Space Odyssey).

Host and narrator George Takei, "Mr. Sulu" himself of Star Trek fame, guides this space-themed multimedia musical extravaganza, featuring breathtaking NASA images on the big screen.

Dean Regas from the Cincinnati Observatory helps us distinguish "science fact" from science fiction!

Friday, September 20 8:00pm
Saturday, September 21 8:00pm
Sunday, September 22 2:00pm

Tickets from $25
513-381-3300
www.cincinnatisymphony.org

Sun - Sep 22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Historical Tours of the Cincinnati Observatory
Drop in anytime between 1 and 4pm to explore the fascinating story of the people who made Cincinnati the "Birthplace of American Astronomy".

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

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

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

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

Sun - Sep 22
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  The Final Frontier @ Cincinnati Music Hall
Boldly go with John Morris Russell and the Pops on a mission to experience epic scores from Star Wars and Star Trek, along with selections from orchestral masterpieces such as Holst's The Planets and Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra (popularized in 2001: A Space Odyssey).

Host and narrator George Takei, "Mr. Sulu" himself of Star Trek fame, guides this space-themed multimedia musical extravaganza, featuring breathtaking NASA images on the big screen.

Dean Regas from the Cincinnati Observatory helps us distinguish "science fact" from science fiction!

Friday, September 20 8:00pm
Saturday, September 21 8:00pm
Sunday, September 22 2:00pm

Tickets from $25
513-381-3300
www.cincinnatisymphony.org

Sun - Sep 22
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  Sunday With The Stars!
Come out and spend "Sunday with the Stars" at the Cincinnati Observatory.

Every fourth Sunday night (starting time dependent upon season), Chuck Strubbe will open up one of the Cincinnati Observatory's large, refracting telescopes for 2 hours. Chuck will be on hand to help you use the telescope, whether that means teaching you how to use it or finding objects in which you are interested.

No formal program is planned and you may come and go as you please. Questions are encouraged. Cloudy nights will be open to discussions of any and all astronomical subjects.

Free for Observatory Members.
No Reservations Required. (Chuck reserves the right to leave after the 1st half hour if no one shows)

Not an Observatory Member? Sign up now and join in all the excitement! www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Thu - Sep 26
8:00 PM - 9:30 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 - Sep 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.

Sat - Sep 28
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  Great Outdoor Weekend Saturday
Would you believe that over one weekend you will have 125 outdoor recreation and nature activities to choose from around the greater Cincinnati region??

You might climb way up in the tree tops, or stargaze, or row on the Great Miami river! You will have several chances to hike and see birds of prey up close. Maybe you will learn how to grow your own food or shoot a bow and arrow! Every event is FREE!

The Observatory will be open Saturday and Sunday from 7:30-10pm for tours, Q&A and stargazing.

Visit the Great Outdoor Weekend Facebook page for more information and schedule of events. www.facebook.com

Sun - Sep 29
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  Great Outdoor Weekend - Sunday
Would you believe that over one weekend you will have 125 outdoor recreation and nature activities to choose from around the greater Cincinnati region??

You might climb way up in the tree tops, or stargaze, or row on the Great Miami river! You will have several chances to hike and see birds of prey up close. Maybe you will learn how to grow your own food or shoot a bow and arrow! Every event is FREE!

The Observatory will be open Saturday and Sunday from 7:30-10pm for tours, Q&A and stargazing.

Visit the Great Outdoor Weekend Facebook page for more information and schedule of events. www.facebook.com

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