Astronomy Classes at the Cincinnati Observatory

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

The Winter Sky

Feb 2, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Winter Sky

Online Astronomy Class for Beginners

Want to learn how to identify the stars and constellations in the Winter Sky?  Want to know how to use star charts, astronomy programs, and apps?  This is the online class for you!  Astronomer Dean Regas will show you how to observe the night sky like a pro.  Great for all ages.

Cost: $10/household

Classes are taught through Zoom webinars.  You will also receive a recording of each class in case you cannot attend them live or if you want to watch them again.  Advanced registration is required.

The Milky Way - Online Class

Feb 10, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Milky Way

Explore Your Galaxy

Take a journey with Astronomer Dean Regas through the 300 billion stars, hundreds of star clusters, countless nebulas, and mysterious black holes of your galaxy.  Don't worry, he'll have you home in time for dessert.

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).

Life and Times of Galileo

Feb 15, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Special History and Astronomy Class

Galileo was perhaps the first modern scientist.  His motto: show me! In this special combo of astronomy and history you will learn to recreate Galileo's best experiments.  By dropping things, rolling things, and swinging things you will rewrite the books of physics.  Then you will marvel at the heavens and see what he saw through the very first telescopes including the Sun, Moon, and planets.

Cost: $10 per household

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

It's About Time

Feb 25, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An Online Class to Put on Your Calendar

Where did the day, week, month and year come from?  Why do we have 60 minutes in an hour and 24 hours in a day?  It's astronomical (and maybe a little astrological).  Astronomer Dean Regas goes back in time to when our ancestors tried to measure time and how their efforts shaped our lives thousands of years later.

Cost: $10 per household

If you don't have time to attend the online class live, no problem.  You'll receive a recording that you can watch later any time, at your convenience.