Public Events

Spectacular Saturn


At the Cincinnati Observatory
Saturday May 30, from 9-11pm

The lord of the rings shines in prime time!

The magnificent planet, most breathtaking object in the universe – Saturn - takes center stage at the Cincinnati Observatory for Saturnday. 

There will be viewing of Saturn through the historic telescopes (weather permitting), running talks, and tours of the buildings. If clear, portable telescopes will show visitors the Moon, Venus, and Jupiter as well.  

No reservations needed.
Cost: $7 per person.
Great for all ages.

For more information please call 513-321-5186

The Heart Nebula


At the Cincinnati Observatory
Saturday June 6 from 10:30pm-Midnight

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). Plus have 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

Call 513-321-5186 for more information or Sign Up Online

CELESTIAL SIPS for the Summer Solstice

At the Cincinnati Observatory
Saturday June 20, from 8-10:30pm

Celebrate the Summer Solstice with this unique wine tasting at the Cincinnati Observatory! We'll feature three biodynamic wines (made according to the cycles of the moon) selected by sommelier Shannon Depenbrock of DEP's Fine Wines.

As you sip, you'll also enjoy appetizers and tours of our historic buildings and grounds and, if clear, viewing through America's first major telescope.

Tickets are $60 per person.

Must be 21 or older.

Reservations required, please call (513) 321-5186 or Sign Up Online