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How To Teach Grown-Ups About Pluto

May 17, 2022
7:00 pm

Online Class for Kids and Adults

Pluto has not been a planet since 2006. But this tiny world still inspires people of all ages while sparking controversy. In this delightfully witty class (based on his brand new book), astronomer Dean Regas teaches you how to educate your grown-up about the cutting-edge science of space, most crucially the reason why Pluto is NOT a planet anymore.

Great for all ages!

Tickets: $10 per household

You will get access to join the online class and get a recording of the class that you can watch later.

Astronomy Equipment

May 24, 2022
7:00 pm

Online Class

Are you looking to supercharge your stargazing this summer?  Wondering what telescope or binoculars to buy?  And what's the best app, star chart, and astronomy computer program?  Join astronomer Dean Regas as he reviews affordable astronomical accessories that will haveyou stargazing like a pro this year.

Tickets: $10 per household

Everyone who registers will get a recording of the class to watch at your convenience - in case you can't attend the live Zoom event.

Book Sale and Signing

Jun 5, 2022
2:00 pm

And Get Dean Regas' New Book

"How To Teach Grown-Ups About Pluto"

Looking for a Summer read? Look no further than the Observatory! We’re not just about looking up, for this event, we're encouraging you to look down - at a book! On June 5th we’re having a sale of some of the second hand astronomy, space, physics, history and science books that we’ve had in our library. And not only that, Dean Regas will be onsite signing his new book, ‘How to Teach Grown Ups about Pluto!’ and you can get your copy from our gift shop!


  • Date: Sunday, June 5
  • Time: 2-4pm 
  • No reservations needed

There is also a Member's Only Preview Hour from 1-2pm. 

Join the Observatory and get early access to the sale and signing

All proceeds from the book sale benefit the Cincinnati Observatory. 

Cosmic Kids

Jun 25, 2022
10:00 am
Jul 16, 2022
10:00 am
Aug 6, 2022
10:00 am

Astronomy 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. You may decide to take one class or the entire class series. 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. Please see below for dates and times.  


  • Saturday, June 25, Rockets
  • Saturday, July 16, Nebulas
  • Saturday, August 6, Living in Space

Grades K, 1, 2: classes meet 10-11am

Grades 3, 4, 5, 6: classes meet Noon-1pm


Prices: $5.00 per participant per class for members. $10.00 per participant per class for non-members.

Space is extremely limited.  Sign up today.

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