Classes At the Cincinnati Observatory, 7-9pm
These fun and laid-back classes for beginners focus on a variety of topics and will surely keep you looking up!
Tuesday December 8: The Winter Sky
Identifying stars and constellations
Wednesday January 13: All About Orion
His stars, stories, and newest discoveries
Tuesday February 16: African Skies
Star lore from around the African continent
Astronomer Dean Regas leads these classes and will also be your guide to the fall stars and constellations and point them out with you in the real sky with the Observatory telescopes (weather permitting).
Cost per class: $15 per person
$12 for Observatory members
To register Call 513-321-5186.
Night Lights at the Cincinnati Observatory
Sunday December 13, from 6:30-8:30pm
Join us for the 40th year of this Mount Lookout tradition. As the neighborhood lights up the streets, the Cincinnati Observatory will open its buildings and telescopes for the general public. Cruise from Mount Lookout Square to the Observatory for carolers, stargazing, our spacey gift shop, and hot drinks.
Viewing through the historic telescopes is included (weather permitting).
Perfect for all ages.
No reservations required.
For more information call 513-321-5186.
At the Cincinnati Observatory
Saturdays December 19 and January 16
Can’t sleep? Looking for a romantic Saturday night out under the stars? Come see what the Observatory is like after hours. 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.
For adults only. If the weather does not permit viewing, we’ll have fun showing you around the universe at behind the scenes at the Observatory.
Admission is $15 per person
Space is limited, call 513-321-5186 or Sign Up Online
A short course at the Cincinnati Observatory
Tuesdays January 5, 12, and 19 from 7-9pm
Resolve to learn more astronomy in 2016. This introductory astronomy course is perfect for beginners who want to know more about observing the night sky.
Led by astronomer and co-host of PBS’ Star Gazer, Dean Regas, this course will show you the stars. You will learn how to identify stars, constellations, and planets as well as viewing tips for the Moon. Each night includes viewing through the historic telescopes.
Cost: $50 for the series
$40 for Observatory members
To register, please call 513-321-5186 or Sign Up Online!
At the Cincinnati Observatory
Have a favorite planet? Looking for the coolest events for 2016?
Astronomers always look to the future, and if you're a planner too, add these events on your calendar.
Feb. 13: Valentine's Night
Feb. 15: Moonday Monday
March 12: Jupiter Night
April 16: Jupiter, Mercury, Pre-Transit Party
May 9: Transit of Mercury
May 14: Mars Midnight Madness
June 11: Marsapalooza
June 18: Celestial Wine Tasting
June 26: Sunday Sun-day Sundae
July 9: Saturnday
July 20: Grandparents' Night
July 24: Sunday Sun-day Sundae
Aug. 13: Starlit Picnic
Sept. 10: ScopeOut
Sept. 24: Great Outdoor Weekend
Oct. 15: Supermoon!
Nov. 5: Meet a Meteorite
Dec. 2: Venus Day