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Mae Among the Stars

Dean reads the children's book about astronaut Mae Jemison and her dream to become an astronaut.  Thank you to the Cincinnati Museum Center for including this in their Story Tree Time program. 

Jupiter and Saturn Come Together

On the nights of December 20, 21, and 22 the largest planets in our solar system, Jupiter and Saturn, appeared closer together in the sky than they have since 1623.  In fact they were so close that you could see the two planets in a telescope at the same time!  

To the right is video captured by Astronomer Dean Regas through the Cincinnati Observatory's 175 year old telescope on December 21.

100 Things to See in the Night Sky

Dean takes you inside his new book, 100 Things to See in the Night Sky, Expanded Edition and then shares his tips to observing the Sun safely and finding a lot of planets, stars, and constellations this week.

“Return of the Moon Joke Episode”

Classic Star Gazers Episode

From February 12-18, 2018

Museum on Tap

With the Cincinnati Museum Center

Dean shares a drink with CMC's Jessica Urban to tell the bizarre tale of the life and unbelievable death of the best naked eye astronomer who ever lived: Tycho Brahe.  It involves kidnapping, a nighttime duel, a fake nose, the construction and ruin of a castle-observatory, exile, deceit, and finally a strange-but-true demise.  It's a whodunnit in the year 1600.

Observatory Telescope Turns 175 Years Old

The Cincinnati Observatory has the oldest telescope open to the public in the Western Hemisphere. It saw first light (when our founder Ormsby Mitchel first looked through it) on April 14, 1845.  Dean shares some history of the great telescope, shows you how it works, and celebrates it's 175th birthday.