Public Events

25 Years of the Hubble Telescope

At the Cincinnati Observatory
Saturday April 25, from 8-10pm

The Hubble Space Telescope turns 25 this year.  Its stunning views of stars, galaxies, and nebulae have revolutionized astronomy and wowed the public.  Hubble may go down as one of the greatest scientific instruments of this century. 

Learn about this incredible telescope and see Hubble’s Greatest Hits – the best pictures of the cosmos taken over the past 25 years.  Then, weather permitting, look through the Cincinnati Observatory’s telescopes at Jupiter, Venus, the Moon, and more.

Admission:     $7 per person, $5 for Observatory members

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

The Orion Manned Crew Spacecraft

What's Up at NASA

At the Cincinnati Observatory
Saturday May 2 8:00pm

Cincinnati native & graduate of Purcell Marian High School, David Rutishauser will give us an update on current and future NASA missions including the International Space Station and the manned Orion spaceflight program.

David is the Assistant Deputy Chief Engineer for the Commercial Manned Crew Program at NASA's Johnson Space Center.

Admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Family Friendly.
Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.

Make your reservation online!

The Heart Nebula


At the Cincinnati Observatory
Saturday May 9 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

Space is limited. Call 513-321-5186 to register or Sign Up Online

Astrology not Astronomy

A Class at the Cincinnati Observatory
Tuesday May 12, from 8-10pm

         “It’s in the stars.” 

Actually with astrology, that may not be true.  There is a huge difference between astrology and astronomy.      

Astronomer Dean Regas will uncover the truth about one of the oldest superstitions and show you your “real” sign.  Viewing through the telescopes is included (weather permitting).  Great for beginners and amateur astronomers alike.

Cost:   $15 per person

To register, call 513-321-5186.

Spectacular Saturn


At the Cincinnati Observatory
Saturday May 30 and June 27, 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 Saturndays. 

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