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(Attendees will choose between a 1pm, 2pm or 3pm visit time when registering)

The Cincinnati Observatory welcomes in the holiday season with a special open house event! We will be open for tours, safe solar viewing (weather permitting), holiday refreshments including a hot chocolate bar, and shopping in our out-of-this-world gift shop! We’ll also have a quartet singing all your holiday favorites, we’ll have take-home activities for kids, and guests will be invited to have a holiday picture taken by our special Galaxy Tree! We’re also hoping Santa will stop by for a visit as well. 

Admission is free, but we require reservations since space is limited as we continue observing Covid-19 protocols, which can be found here. Masks will be required inside the building

Register for the 1pm, 2pm or 3pm visit time here!

Winter Skies - Online Class

Dec 14, 2021
7:00 pm

The best and brightest stars of the year are coming into the evening sky.  Now you can learn how to identify the planets, stars and constellations of the season.  Astronomer Dean Regas shares his tips for finding your way around the night sky through the holidays and into the new year.

Tickets: $10 per household

If can't attend the Zoom class live, no problem. You'll get access to a recording of the class that you can watch on demand.

Cosmic Kids Online

Dec 15, 2021
4:30 pm

Astronomy Kids Club with the Cincinnati Observatory

Geared for Grades K-5th

Join us for a virtual Cosmic Kids club in November and December. These classes are free of charge (donations are appreciated), but registration is required. Each week we’ll send out a link to a Zoom meeting for the class and a list of suggested materials.

Classes will take place on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30pm.

  • November 10: Eclipses 
  • November 17: All About Earth 
  • December 1: Space Volcanoes 
  • December 15: Living in Space

Advanced registration is required.  Sign up for 1, 2, 3, or all 4 sessions.

Dean Regas Book Sale

Dec 16, 2021
5:30 pm

At the Cincinnati Observatory

Meet the Author, Get the Books, Get them Signed

Astronomer and author Dean Regas will be selling and signing his three latest books: Facts From Space! ($15.99) 100 Things to See in the Night Sky ($15.99 paperback), and 100 Things to See in the Night Sky ($21.99 hardcover) at the Cincinnati Observatory.

 

You can also shop the rest of the Observatory's out-of-this-world gift shop for star charts, meteorites, and Observatory merchandise.

 

No reservations needed. Masks and social distancing required inside the buildings. For more info, please call 513-321-5186.

Myths For Adults Online Class

Dec 21, 2021
7:00 pm

Stories you can't tell the kids!

Constellation mythology speaks to students of all ages. However, some of them were not meant for younger ears. Dean's annual solstice class will share the best, grossest, sexiest stellar legends from Greek mythology including Zeus’ affairs, gory deaths, the castration of Uranus, and the real origin-story for the goddess Venus. This uncensored, adults-only version will have you cringing and laughing like an ancient Greek.

Tickets: $10 per household

You can attend the class via Zoom and get a link to watch the recording show later at your convenience.

The Year in Astronomy

Dec 29, 2021
7:00 pm

Online Class

Two eclipses, lots of planetary conjunctions, a helicopter on Mars, and a new space telescope.  These and many other space stories made news in 2021.  Dean looks back at the Top 10 events and looks ahead to what 2022 may bring.

Tickets: $10 per household

You will get access to the Zoom class and the class recording to watch afterward on demand.

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