The Birthplace of American Astronomy

See through the oldest public telescope in the country.

Visiting Hours Meet a Meteorite 52 Weeks of Astronomy

 

 

Welcome to the
Cincinnati
Observatory

 

We are a fully functioning 19th century observatory and a National Historic Landmark used daily by the public and amateur astronomers, civic organizations, teachers and students, scouts and history buffs.

 

 

Visiting the Observatory

 

We are open Daytime Hours to see the historic buildings and telescopes, Monday-Friday from Noon-4pm.

And Visit Us in the Evening to view through the telescopes to see the Moon, stars, and planets most Thursday and Friday nights at 7:00pm (November & December)

 

 

 

TRANSIT OF MERCURY EVENT CANCELED

 

Monday November 11, 

Although the Transit will happen, unfortunately we will need to cancel our viewing because of the weather.  You can still Watch a Webcast of the Transit 

 

 

 

 

 

MEET A METEORITE

 

November 9, from 7-9pm

Thank you for everyone who came to the event last night. We'll definitely do this again next year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

52 WEEKS OF ASTRONOMY

 

In 2019, we're bringing telescopes and programs to each of Cincinnati's 52 neighborhoods

More info and where you can attend an event

Visiting Hours
Meet a Meteorite
52 Weeks of Astronomy

Join Us

Join, donate, and volunteer to make the "Birthplace of American Astronomy" a vibrant center for education and wonder

Public Events

See "What's Up" at the Observatory.  Each season has a new planet, star cluster, or nebula to explore

School Programs

Plan a field trip, schedule an outreach visit to your classroom, or gather the scouts for an evening at the Observatory