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International Observe the Moon Night

Oct 1, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

At the Cincinnati Observatory

The Cincinnati Observatory is the local sponsor of the world-wide event to show people the Magnificent Moon.  Weather permitting, observatory members will fire up the telescopes and let you zoom into craters and see the lunar surface with your own eye.  

Experience this international, extra-terrestrial event at your local Observatory.  


Advanced tickets: $12/adult, $7/child (ages 3-17)

Day-of tickets: $15/adult, $10/child


Reservations strongly recommended.

The Moon

Jupiter Night

Oct 7, 2022
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

At the Cincinnati Observatory

The king of the solar system is back!  

Giant Jupiter has returned to the evening skies and you can make a date with the largest planet in the solar system.

Learn about Jupiter, its blustery hurricanes, its shrinking red spot, and its 80 moons.  Then view Jupiter’s cloud tops and four largest moons through our historic telescope and marvel at the craters of our Moon (weather permitting).

Great for all ages.  

Advanced tickets: $12/adult, $7/child (ages 3-17)

Day-of tickets: $15/adult, $10/child

Reservations strongly recommended


Cosmic Kids Next Meeting

Oct 8, 2022
10:00 am

Kids' Club at the Observatory

Explore the cosmos during our new multi-disciplinary class which helps grades K-6th learn and discover topics in astronomy and investigate the wonders beyond our world. These classes are open to members and non-members. 


Saturday, October 8: Fossils

  • Grades K, 1, 2 classes meet 10-11am
  • Grades 3, 4, 5, 6 classes meet Noon-1pm

Regular class prices are: $5.00 per participant per class for members. $10.00 per participant per class for non-members. 


You may also decide to stay with your child for the class or drop them off and pick them up after, parents will not be charged as participants. Not sure which session would be best? Give us a call 513-321-5186.

8 OCT, 2022
Natalia with a group

Celestial Sips

Oct 15, 2022
8:00 pm

Cocktails at the Cincinnati Observatory

Featuring Molly Wellman and Greg Hand

Join us at the Observatory for a very special evening: our annual Celestial Sips event. This year, we’ll be featuring two Cincinnati stars: Mixologist and local historian Molly Wellmann and historian and curator of Cincinnati Oddities blog Greg Hand! We’ll be serving up a special cosmic cocktail created by Molly and have a presentation from Molly and Greg about Cincinnati’s role in astronomical history.

Attendees will also get a VIP tour which includes a sneak peek at the Observatory’s most interesting collection items, normally not available to the public. They’ll also receive a branded Observatory cocktail glass with each ticket purchase, and light bites will be served. We’ll also be viewing Saturn and Jupiter through our historic Mitchel telescope (weather permitting)! Each attendee will receive one of Molly’s signature cocktails and two additional drink tickets as well. 

Tickets: $75 for Members, $85 for the General Public

21+ only, please.

Space is limited for this fabulous event, so sign up today!

Celestial Sips at the Cincinnati Observatory

Virtual Cosmic Kids

Oct 19, 2022
4:30 pm
Nov 2, 2022
4:30 pm
Dec 7, 2022
4:30 pm

Our Online Astronomy Club

For Kids Grades K-5th

Join us for a virtual Cosmic Kids club in 2022. These classes are free of charge (donations are appreciated), but registration is required. Dates and topics are below.


  • October 19 - Constellations
  • November 2 - Galileo's Mystery Objects
  • December 7 - Mars

For each class we’ll send out a link to a Zoom meeting and a list of suggested materials. Classes will take place from 4:30-5:30pm.  Sign up for 1, 2, or all 3.

14 SEP, 2022
19 OCT, 2022
2 NOV, 2022
7 DEC, 2022
Kids doing safe solar viewing
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