Public Events


At the Cincinnati Observatory
Saturday January 31
From 8-10pm

Giant Jupiter has returned to the evening skies and you can make a date with the largest planet in the solar system.

Learn about Jupiter, its blustery hurricanes, its shrinking red spot, and its 67 moons.  Then view Jupiter’s cloud tops and four largest moons through the oldest telescope in the U.S. and marvel at the craters of our Moon through portable telescopes (weather permitting).

   Admission is $7 per person

No reservations required.
Great for all ages.
For more info, call 513-321-5186

See Jupiter while it's close.

Heart Nebula


At the Cincinnati Observatory
Saturday February 14, from 8-10pm


Give your Valentine a true, out-of-this-world experience.  Show them the stars!

On Valentine’s Night, the Cincinnati Observatory will offer music, drinks, chocolate, flowers and viewing of Jupiter through the historic telescopes (weather permitting)

Astronomer and co-host of the PBS program Star Gazers, Dean Regas, will share stories about red stars of passion in the winter sky and tours of the romantic buildings.
This is your opportunity to “wish upon a star” and perhaps cuddle beneath the Observatory's silvery domes. 

Cost:   $60 per couple ($50 for members) 

Reservations are required.
Call 513-321-5186



Intro to Astronomy
A 2-night series.

Tuesdays February 17 and March 3, 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:   $30 for the two-night series

               $25 for Observatory members.

Make your reservation online!
Or call 513-321-5186.