Ohio's Stonelick Lake State Park hosts The Friends of the Observatory's Dark Sky Viewing Site. The park is situated far enough from light polluted suburbs to allow dark skies, yet close enough to the Cincinnati Metro area to attract hundreds of interested star gazers throughout the year. On Saturday's, near the New Moon, amateur astronomers set up a variety of telescopes inviting the public to view the wonders of the night sky. The event is free and open to the public.
This is a great opportunity to view planets, galaxies, nebulae, star clusters and stars. It is also a good opportunity 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.
Throughout the year we also hold special event stargazes. Updates are posted on the Observatory website: Click here.
Programs at Stonelick occur only if clear.
For updates or information email Scott Naylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Observatory at 513-321-5186