The Birthplace of American Astronomy

See through the oldest public telescope in the country.

Visiting Hours Saturnday Marsapalooza Astronomy Classes

 

 

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 with tours at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm

And Visit Us in the Evening to view through the telescopes to see the Moon, stars, and planets every Thursday and Friday night at 8:30pm

 

 

 

SATURNDAY IS COMING

 

Saturday July 21, from 9-11pm

Saturn season kicks off with our special viewing party at the Observatory

See the Rings

 

 

 

 

 

MARSAPALOOZA

 

July 27 and 28 from 9-11pm

The mysterious Red Planet is almost here!  What will you see? 

 

Catch Mars Madness

 

 

 

LATE NIGHT DATE NIGHT 

 

August 4 from 10:30-Midnight

This romantic night under the stars is the hottest ticket to the Observatory     

 

Stay Up Late

Visiting Hours
Saturnday
Marsapalooza
Astronomy Classes

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