The Birthplace of American Astronomy

See through the oldest public telescope in the country.

Visiting Hours International Observe-the-Moon Night Winter Astronomy Camp Total Lunar Eclipse

 

 

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 7pm

 

 

 

TAKE AN ASTRONOMY CLASS

 

Perfect for beginners, we have 1-night and 3-night classes that will get you looking up in 2019!

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WINTER ASTRONOMY CAMPS

 

Looking for some fun, spacey activities for student grades K-6 during Winter Break?

Join us for these one-day mini space camps.

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TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE

 

Sunday January 20, 10pm-Midnight

 

Mark your calendars and stay up late with us to behold the Sun, Moon and Earth in perfect alignment

It's Eclipse Time

 

 

Visiting Hours
International Observe-the-Moon Night
Winter Astronomy Camp
Total Lunar Eclipse

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