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Dec 3, 2022
7:00 pm

Returns To The Observatory

After 26 months, the Red Planet is back.  Mars, always a crowd favorite, will be the featured planet of the month starting with a viewing extravaganza called Marsapalooza.  

The Cincinnati Observatory will open its doors and telescopes to the public while Mars is at its closest to Earth this year.  There will be talks about Mars, tours of the buildings, and viewing through the historic telescopes (weather permitting).  


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

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


Reservations recommended.  Great for all ages.

The Red Planet Mars

Virtual Cosmic Kids

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.


  • 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

Holiday Open House

Dec 11, 2022
1:00 pm

At the Cincinnati Observatory

The Cincinnati Observatory welcomes in the holiday season with a special open house event! We will be open for tours of the historic buildigs and telescopes, safe solar viewing (weather permitting), holiday refreshments, and shopping in our out-of-this-world gift shop!  


Local historian and Observatory board member Greg Hand will be here signing copies of his new book "Cincinnati Curiosities" in which he explores the eccentric side of yesterday's Queen City.


And be sure to take a holiday photo by the Observatory’s special Galaxy Tree.


Admission is free, no reservations required. Great for all ages.

Cincinnati Observatory in IR
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