Events

Astronomy Classes at the Cincinnati Observatory

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

Comets and Meteors Online Class

Jun 1, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Comet

Comet Atlas and Comet Swan have been in the news, but what's the real story on these strange visitors? What's a meteor shower and when is the best one to watch?  Astronomer Dean Regas shares the best comet stories and images as well as his tips for seeing shooting stars this summer.

Cost: $10 per household

All proceeds go toward Education Programming at the Cincinnati Observatory

This class is offered through a secure Zoom meeting.  After registering you will receive a link to join the class, via email.

Stargazing 101

Jun 2, 2020
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

What’s that bright light in the sky?  Is it a star or a planet – or something else?  This beginner class will teach you all the tips and tricks to identifying the major stars, constellations and constellations of the season and well as train you to look at the Moon and planets.  If it is clear that night we will also head outside to see the real sky and look through the historic telescopes at the Cincinnati Observatory.

Presented by: Dean Regas is the Astronomer at the Cincinnati Observatory and author of 100 Things to See in the Night Sky. 

Cost: $29.00

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 

The Planets - Online Class

Jun 10, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Planets

Explore the Solar System with Astronomer Dean Regas as he takes you in for a closer look at our eight unique and amazing planets and their many, mysterious moons.  Featuring the best NASA images and cool simulations, this online class is out of this world fun for beginners.  (Note: Pluto may also be discussed ;)

Cost: $10 per household

All proceeds go toward Education Programming at the Cincinnati Observatory

This class is offered through a secure Zoom meeting.  After registering you will receive a link to join the class, via email.

The Sun - Online Class

Jun 15, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Sun

Orbiting observatories have captured stunning details of our nearest star, the Sun, including sunspots, solar flares, and coronal mass ejections.  Astronomer Dean Regas shares some amazing images and videos of the Sun's nuclear surface and explosive personality.  Then he will demonstrate various safe solar viewing methods so you can see the Sun yourself.

Cost: $10.00 per household

All proceeds go toward Education Programming at the Cincinnati Observatory

This class is offered through a secure Zoom meeting. After registering, you will receive the link to join the class, via email.