Public Events


Have Telescope, Will Travel
Saturday September 6 from 8-10pm

Members of the Cincinnati Observatory will be taking their telescopes to the streets to show you the Moon up close and personal.  Look for telescopes at Hyde Park Square, Newport on the Levee, Ridgeway Elementary, Cincinnati Astronomical Society, or you can drop by the Observatory for a view.  Note: Programs only run if we have clear skies.

No Reservations required.



Saturday September 13
From Noon-11pm

Join us for our annual telescope fest.  Great for all ages and all levels of astronomical experience.

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Heart Nebula


Saturday September 20
From 10:30 pm-12:00 am

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 with some of the crazy science experiments and show you around the Observatory.

Admission is $10 per person

To make reservations please call 513-321-5186.


Wednesday October 8 
5-7am (in the morning)

Lunar Eclipse #2 of the infamous tetrad will be on October 8 and you can stop by the Observatory that morning on your way to work or school to see the celestial action.   

Worlds will align as the Sun, Earth, and Moon will be perfectly lined up.  The full moon will slide into the shadow of the Earth beginning around 5:15am.  By around 6:30am the Moon will be totally eclipsed and turn a deep shade of red.  Then the Moon will set at around 7:30am still in eclipse.  

No reservations required
$5 suggested doantion
For more information please call us at 513-321-5186.




Thursday October 23
From 5-7pm

The Moon returns the shadowy favor from the lunar eclipse and will block out part of the Sun on the evening of October 23.   

WARNING: Looking at the Sun is dangerous!  It will damage your eyes unless you use safe, approved filters.  We have these filters and are excited to share views of the Sun with you during this rare event. 

No reservations are required
Admission is $5
For more information and other viewing locations please call us at 513-321-5186.