Public Events

Late Night Date Night

Saturday March 24 from 10:30pm-Midnight


 Please call 513-321-5186 for more information or to be placed on the waiting list.

We will be posting more dates soon. 

Topics in Astronomy

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!  

Change in Latitude (Two options)
  March 6 and 7,  7-9pm
      Explore how the stars look from different
      places on Earth

The Spring Sky
   April 10 from 8-10pm
      Learn to identify the stars and
      constellations of spring

Best Astronomy Hoaxes
   May 15 from 8-10pm
      Martians, astrology, the Moon Landing
      and many more will be revealed

Uncovering the Sun
   June 19 or 20 from 7-9pm (two options)
      Explore our nearest star 
      Includes safe solar viewing (weather permitting)

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.

Blue Moon

At the Cincinnati Observatory
Saturday March 31 from 8-10pm

When you have two full moons in a calendar month, the second one is nicknamed a “Blue Moon.”  The Moon doesn’t actually turn a bluish shade, but it will give you a great excuse to bring your friends and family to the Observatory to watch a Moon-rise and star gaze as well.

Blue Moon includes tours of the two Observatory buildings and viewing of the Moon and stars through the telescopes (weather permitting).  Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and warm clothes and have a nice evening outside under the Moon. 

Moonrise is at 8:22pm

Admission is $10/adult, $5/kid, Free for Observatory Members

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

Cosmic Kids

Classes for Kids Grades 4-5

The Cincinnati Observatory will be hosting classes for the entire family. Explore the cosmos during our new multi-disciplinary class which helps grades 4-5 learn and discover topics in astronomy and investigate the wonders beyond our world. 

Dates and Topics for Jan-May 2018:

January 20th 2018               Lunar Eclipse
February 17th 2018          Galileo            
March 17th 2018           Planet Models
April 21st 2018           Landing on Mars
May 19th 2018         Rockets!

All class times are from 11am-12pm

Cost per class:           $8 for non-member children,  $3 for member children

Cost for the series:        $33 for non-member children,  $12 for member children  

For more details and to sign up, you can Register Online
Or you can call us at 513-321-5186.

Intro to Astronomy

A Short-Course at the Cincinnati Observatory
Wednesdays April 4, 11, and 18 from 8-10pm

---SORRY SOLD OUT---  We will be offering this series again in the summer

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 Gazers, 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. 

Cost:     $50 for the series
             $40 for Observatory members

---SORRY SOLD OUT---  We will be offering this series again in the summer

2018 Special Events

At the Cincinnati Observatory

Have a favorite planet?  Looking for the coolest events coming up?
Astronomers always look to the future, and if you're a planner too, add these events on your calendar.  Call us for details: 513-321-5186.

Feb 14:          Valentine's Night

Mar 18:           Mercury-Venus-Moon Conjunction

Mar 31:          Blue Moon on a Saturday

Apr 14:           First Light Night

May 26:          Jupiter Night

July 21:          Saturnday

July 27 and 28:   Marsapalooza!