Events

Astronomy Classes at the Cincinnati Observatory

These fun and laid-back classes for beginners are sure to keep you looking up! 

On to Mars - Online Class

Oct 22, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mars

How to Get to the Red Planet

Hitch a ride from Earth to Mars and orbit the planet with NASA's robotic crafts.  Then fly down to the surface and get a rover's view of the Martian terrain.  Finally, what would it be like to live on Mars?

Cost: $10 Per household

Advance registration is required.  After signing up, if you can't attend the class live, you will get a link to view the recording of the class later at your convenience.

Monsters in the Sky - Online Class

Oct 27, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hydra

Starry Myths for Halloween

Astronomer Dean Regas retells the gross, strange, and eerie tales behind the constellations like the seven-headed Hydra, the unstoppable Eagle, the Ghoul's Star, and other stars of Halloween. 

This family-friendly class is great for stargazers of all ages.

Cost: $10 Per household

Advance registration is required.  After signing up, if you can't attend the class live, you will get a link to view the recording of the class later at your convenience.

I Want to Believe - Online Class

Nov 12, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
I want to Believe

The Truth is Out There

After 20 years at the Cincinnati Observatory, Astronomer Dean Regas has heard every astronomy conspiracy theory and doomsday prediction in the universe – and frankly, he’s worried. He’s worried that we are slipping into an age of growing superstition. In this rational, often humorous lecture, Dean tackles such controversial topics as: The Mayan Calendar, Moon landing, UFO sightings, Doomsday Comets, and the Flat Earth. The truth is out there and Dean shows why it is important to confront superstitions head-on and how you can champion a new age of reason.

Cost: $10 Per household

Advance registration is required.  After signing up, if you can't attend the class live, you will get a link to view the recording of the class later at your convenience.

Stargazing 101 - Online Class

Nov 17, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Winter Sky

Navigating the Night Sky

How do I find the planets?  What's the name of that star?  Where are the constellations of the season?  What is the best software and apps to help me?  Astronomer Dean Regas shares his tips and tech to finding your way around the November nights.  Great for all ages!

Cost: $10 Per household

Advance registration is required.  After signing up, if you can't attend the class live, you will get a link to view the recording of the class later at your convenience.

Archeoastronomy - Online Class

Nov 19, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Stonehenge

The Oldest Observatories

Astronomy was everywhere in the ancient world. If you look at the oldest surviving works of art and architecture, you find astronomy within them: Cave paintings in France, pyramids in Egypt, intricate mounds in the Americas. Civilizations expressed and celebrated their knowledge of this oldest science through works of art and monumental construction projects. Take a journey with Dean to explore these amazing archeoastronomy sites and discover more of what the ancients knew about the universe. 

Cost: $10 Per household

Advance registration is required.  After signing up, if you can't attend the class live, you will get a link to view the recording of the class later at your convenience.

Fly Me to the Moon - Online Class

Nov 24, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fly me to the moon

3-2-1- Blast Off!

Hitch a ride with the Apollo astronauts and fly in for a close-up look at our nearest neighbor in space.  Along the way we'll talk about how to view the Moon from Earth and what to look for.  This online class is perfect for all ages.

Cost: $10 Per household

Advance registration is required.  After signing up, if you can't attend the class live, you will get a link to view the recording of the class later at your convenience.