Events

Astronomy Classes at the Cincinnati Observatory

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

Intro to Astronomy

March 4, 2020, March 11, 2020, March 18, 2020
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Constellations

A Short Course at the Cincinnati Observatory

Resolve to learn more astronomy in 2020.  This introductory astronomy course is perfect for beginners who want to know more about observing the night sky.

Led by Cincinnati Observatory astronomer Dean Regas, and author of 100 Things to See in the Night Sky, this course will show you the stars.  You will learn how to identify stars, constellations, and planets as well as viewing tips for the Moon.  Each night includes viewing through the historic telescopes. 

 Cost:   $50 for the series
            $40 for Observatory members

To register  Sign Up Online  or call 513-321-5186.

Tour of the Universe

Mar 11, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore space from the Earth and beyond! Fly past the moon, the planets, the stars, and galaxies to the edge of what is known. Bring your questions about the Cosmos, and our Observatory Scientist will answer as many as he can. View through the oldest operational telescope in the country, weather permitting.  Ad Astra!

About Your Instructor: Aaron Eiben is a self-proclaimed nerd with bachelor's and master's degrees in physics from the University of Cincinnati.

Cost: $39.00

This class is offered through UC Communiversity a non-credit, continuing education program for people of all ages and backgrounds.

To register, please call UC Communiversity at 513-556-6932 or 

Deep Space Objects

Mar 17, 2020
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
M1 Crab Nebula

Star clusters, nebulas, and galaxies oh my. We’ll journey far from home to the far reaches of the universe.

Astronomer Dean Regas leads these classes and will also be your guide to the stars and planets of the season and point them out with you in the real sky with the Observatory telescopes (weather permitting).

Cost per class: 
$15 per person
$12 for Observatory members

Sign Up Online or Call 513-321-5186.

Supermoon

Apr 7, 2020
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Supermoon

Not all Moons are created equal.  Sometime the Moon is closer to Earth and other times it is farther.  But can you tell?  Astronomer Dean Regas takes you to the Moon and back and delves into the Supermoon phenomenon.

Cost per class: 
$15 per person
$12 for Observatory members

Sign Up Online or Call 513-321-5186.

Tour of the Universe

May 19, 2020
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hubble Galaxies

Rocket through space and sail among billions of stars and galaxies. Along the way you’ll stop at the Moon and individual planets. Then you’ll make the jump to light speed and head to interstellar space and see all the galaxies in the universe. Don’t worry, he’ll have you back home in time for bed. 

Astronomer Dean Regas leads these classes and will also be your guide to the stars and planets of the season and point them out with you in the real sky with the Observatory telescopes (weather permitting).

Cost per class: 
$15 per person
$12 for Observatory members

Sign Up Online or Call 513-321-5186.