Public Events

Intro to Astronomy

A Short-Course at the Cincinnati Observatory
Tuesdays January 6, 13, and 20 from 7-9pm

Resolve to learn more astronomy in 2015.  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 (weather permitting).  

Cost:      $50 for the series

               $40 for Observatory members

To register call Dean at 513-321-5186.

Make your reservation online!

Astronomy 2.0

A Short-Course at the Cincinnati Observatory
Wednesdays January 7, 14, and 21 from 7-9pm

Ready to turn your love of astronomy into a lifelong hobby?  Astronomy 2.0, is the short-course for those beginners who want to take their knowledge to the next level. 

The classes are led by astronomer and co-host of PBS’ Star Gazer, Dean Regas.  He will discuss a variety of topics like comets and meteors, the new and improved solar system, star clusters and galaxies.  Students will then get first-hand experience using the many observatory telescopes. 

Cost:      $50 for the series

               $40 for Observatory members

To register call 513-321-5186

Make your reservation online!

Heart Nebula

LATE NIGHT, DATE NIGHT

Saturday January 3
10:30 pm- Midnight

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 RSVP ONLINE