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



Friday February 28 from 7-9pm

See Venus and the Moon

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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.

March 21 from 10:30pm-Midnight

Stay Up Late

Upcoming Events

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Venus Friday

Feb 28, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
All Events, Planet Days

At the Cincinnati Observatory It’s not a bird, it’s not a plane, it’s not a UFO!  That bright light...

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Intro to Astronomy

March 4, 2020, March 11, 2020, March 18, 2020
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Astronomy Classes, All Events

A Short Course at the Cincinnati Observatory Resolve to learn more astronomy in 2020.  This introductory...