At the Cincinnati Observatory
Wednesday November 2, from 6:30-8:30pm
For the first time, the Cincinnati Observatory will be hosting a special event for the Deaf Community. This night of astronomy with American Sign Language is open to the D/deaf, hard of hearing, and their families. There will be a lecture, history tour, planet walk, constellation finding, and viewing with the 1845 Mitchel telescope (weather permitting) . ASL interpreters will be provided by the Hearing Speech Deaf Center of Cincinnati.
Admission is free, but reservations are required and space is limited.
Reservations can be placed by Signing Up Online or calling the Cincinnati Observatory (513) 321-5186.
Suggested age is 11 and up.
Saturday November 5, from 7-10pm
Like rocks? These are Out-of-this-World.
The Cincinnati Observatory will be gathering the best meteorite collections in the Tri-state for the public to explore.
We will also view the stars through our historic telescopes (weather permitting).
No reservations required.
Admission: $10/adult, $5/kid
For more info call 513-321-5186.
Classes at the Cincinnati Observatory
These fun and laid-back classes for beginners focus on a variety of topics and will surely keep you looking up!
Tuesday November 15: Ancient Astronomy (7pm)
Go back to the beginning and explore how people measured the sky thousands of years ago
Wednesday December 14: Reasons for the Seasons (7pm)
Winter is coming! But why? What's really going on is truly astronomical
Astronomer Dean Regas leads these classes and will also be your guide to the stars and planets of the season 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
Sign Up Online or Call 513-321-5186.
Saturday November 19 or December 17
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.
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 $25 per person
Space is limited. Adults only.
To make reservations, SIGN UP ONLINE or call 513-321-5186.
December 19-23, from 9am-4pm
Looking for something astronomical for your kids to do during the first week of winter break? Send them to Observatory Camp. Through a partnership with the Cincinnati Museum Center, the Observatory is hosting five days of astronomical activities for kids grades 2-8. You can sign up for 1-5 days by calling (513) 287-7001. For prices and more details please see Cincinnati Museum Center
Monday, December 19
Tuesday, December 20
Wednesday, December 21
Thursday, December 22
Friday, December 23
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.
Oct. 15: Supermoon!
Nov. 5: Meet a Meteorite
Dec. 2: Venus Friday
Dec. 11: Luminaria
We're getting ready for 2017 with more very special events.