Cincinnati Observatory

The Birthplace of American Astronomy

Visit a working 19th century observatory and a National Historic Landmark

See through the oldest telescope in America


Visit the Observatory

We are open Monday-Friday from 12-4pm

And most Thursday and Friday evenings at 7pm

Daytime Events Nighttime Events 

Kids at the Observatory


Looking for a an out-of-this-world field trip? Or an outreach program to you?

We welcome group tours at the Observatory and can bring programming to you

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Late Night Date Night

Our most popular and romantic program is back.

February 8 and 22 from 10:30pm-Midnight

Stay Up Late

Upcoming Events

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Late Night Date Night

Feb 8, 2020 - Feb 9, 2020
10:30 pm - 12:00 am
All Events, Late Night Date Night

Looking for a romantic Saturday night out under the stars? Come see what the Observatory is like after hours....

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Pluto’s Birthday

Feb 18, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
All Events, Astronomy Classes

Our favorite, uh, dwarf planet, was discovered 90 years ago. Since then we've learned so much more about this...