Events

Online Classes and Programs

Cosmic Kids - Online

March 3, 10, 17, and 24
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Alien cute

Astronomy Club For Grades K-5th

Join us for an after school club that is out of this world. 

Wednesday March 3, 4:30-5:30PM, Aliens

Wednesday, March 10, 4:30-5:30 PM, Living in Space

Wednesday, March 17, 4:30-5:30 PM, Equinoxes

Wednesday March 24, 4:15-5:00 PM, Gas Giants

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.

Virtual Homeschool Programs

March 5 and March 26
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Lightning

Online Programs for Grades K-5th

Blast off and join us to learn about outer space! These programs are open to students who are homeschooled or schooling from home. 

Friday, March 5: Tour of the Universe, 10:00-11:00am

Friday, March 26: Weather, 10:00-11:00am

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. 

The New and Improved Solar System

Mar 10, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Solar System

Online Class With More Than Planets

What all goes around the Sun?  We'll talk about planets, dwarf planets, moons, asteroids, plutoids, comets and more. Along the way we'll talk about why Pluto is no longer a planet.

Cost: $10 per household

This online class is offered through Zoom webinar and everyone who signs up will get access to watch the recording of the class later (in case you can't attend live).

Cosmic Tots

March 16 and March 23
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Planets for kids

Online Programs for Preschool-K

Does your little one love outer space? Then join us for a space filled half hour just for 3, 4 and 5 year olds! We'll meet via Zoom and learn about the shapes, colors and numbers we can find in outer space. Class will include a short craft, story or activity. 

March 16th: Sky Stories

March 23: Planet Playtime

The programs are free but advanced registration is required

How to Buy and Use a Telescope

Mar 16, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Telescopes

Online Class

There are lots of telescopes out there, but which one is right for you? Astronomer Dean Regas has seen a lot of them knows what's good.  He will then share tips on how to use a variety of telescopes.

Cost: $10 per household

If you can't attend live, you will receive a link to watch the class at your convenience.

Cosmic Cadets

Mar 18, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Big Bang

Online Program for Grades 4-6

If you love our Cosmic Kids classes but are looking for something more in-depth then join us for Cosmic Cadets! This virtual class will meet via Zoom and is for students in grades 4th-6th. 

   Our first session: Thursday March 18.

   Topic: The Big Bang!

This program is free (donations welcome). Advanced registration is required.

Spring Equinox

Mar 22, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Spring Equinox

Who's Ready For Spring?

You've sensed it. Winter is almost over and Spring is coming! But what's actually going on to cause this change?  Astronomer Dean Regas takes you on a journey out into space to show what's going on and how it affects everyone on Earth.

Cost: $10 per household

This online class is offered through Zoom webinar and everyone who signs up will get access to watch the recording of the class later (in case you can't attend live).

Facts From Space!

Mar 25, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Facts From Space!

Build Your Astro-Knowledge

What are Saturn's rings made of? How far away are stars? What happens when you fall into a black hole? How do astronauts go to the bathroom? These questions and many, many more will be answered. Based on his fun book, Dean Regas will not only share some astro-knowledge but demo a lot of his favorite facts in the universe.  Great for all ages! 

Cost: $10 per household

The class is offered through Zoom and is recorded so you can watch it again later to remember the facts. 

Virtual Spring Break Camp

March 29, 30, and 31
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Camps

Online For Grades 3-6

Join the Cincinnati Observatory for our virtual spring break camp! We will learn about space, do some citizen science and create some out of this world crafts. The Observatory will provide all the supplies you camper needs (Supplies must be picked up from the Observatory). Each day we will meet using Zoom from 9 am- 12 pm. Please note that a computer or tablet with an internet connection is needed to take part in this camp.

Cost: $50 per camper

         $15 per additional child in the same household

Scholarships are available, email samantha@cincinnatiobservatory.org a 1 page description of why you want to attend camp and a letter of recommendation from an adult (teacher, coach, mentor, caregiver).

Virtual Spring Break Camp

April 1 and April 2
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Space helmets

Online For Grades K-2

Join the Cincinnati Observatory for our virtual spring break camp! We will learn about space, do some citizen science and create some out of this world crafts. The Observatory will provide all the supplies you camper needs. Supplies can be picked up from the Observatory. Each day we will meet using Zoom from 10 am- 12 pm. Please note that a computer or tablet with an internet connection is needed to take part in this camp.

Cost: $30 per camper

         $15 per additional child in the same household

Scholarships are available, email samantha@cincinnatiobservatory.org a 1 page description of why you want to attend camp and a letter of recommendation from an adult (teacher, coach, mentor, caregiver).