Public Events

ScopeOut Science & Education Fair

Saturday September 12  Noon to 10pm

Our all day (and all night) celebration of Astronomy, Science and Education. This year we celebrate the International Year of Light, Jules Verne, the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, 25 years of the Hubble Space telescope and more!

Keynote speaker Dr. Bob O'Dell, Chair of the Space Telescope Institute Council oversight committee.
"25 Years of the Hubble Space Telescope".

Talks, science demonstrations and hands-on activities, safe sun viewing, STEM. (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics), Environmental Education and History exhibitors. And more than a few surprises too.

$7 Adults, $5 Kids
Optional Dinner and Keynote Presentation $25 per person. Reservations Required

More Information and Registration

Topics in Astronomy

Classes At the Cincinnati Observatory
Tuesdays September 15, October 13, and November 10, from 8-10pm

These fun and laid-back classes for beginners focus on a variety of topics and will surely keep you looking up!     

   September 15:   Spectacular Saturn

   October 13:        Pluto and other small stuff

   November 10:     Binocular Astronomy

Astronomer Dean Regas leads these classes and will also be your guide to the fall stars and constellations and point them out with you in the real sky (weather permitting).

   Cost per class:            $15 per person
                                       $12 for Observatory members

Sign Up Online or call 513-321-5186.


At the Cincinnati Observatory
Sunday September 27, 7-11pm

We will be having a total lunar eclipse on September 27, but wait, there’s more.  It is also the night of the Supermoon (the largest, closest full Moon of the year), and the Harvest Moon. 

This is THE astronomical event of the year.  View this special event at a real moon-party.

Supermoon Eclipse includes tours of the two Observatory buildings and viewing through the historic telescopes (weather permitting).  Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and picnics to set up on our east-facing lawn. 

Plus a special live performance from Jake Speed and the Freddies

         Cost:                $5 per person

No reservations needed.  Great for all ages. 
For further information, please call 513-321-5186.