Astronomy For Kids

The Observatory is home to an online, astronomy-themed kids' club called Cosmic Kids. Each week in June we have a new and exciting topic from the wonderful universe.  It is open to kids grades K-7 (members and the public). Go to one meeting or the entire series. Details and topics are below.  

The Cincinnati Observatory is partnering with the Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) for four astronomy-themed weeks of space camp this Summer. The camps scheduled for June are canceled due to COVID-19 but we are looking at opening more dates later in the summer. We will update this soon. Stay tuned!

Cosmic Kids Online Astronomy Club

June 6, June 13, June 20, June 27
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cosmic Kids

Join us for a virtual Cosmic Kids club every Saturday in June. 

Grades K-2 will be from 10am-11am, 3rd grade and up will be from 12pm-1pm

June 6: Black Holes

Get sucked in and learn about one of space’s “massive” mysteries.

June 13: Comets

Have you ever seen a giant space snowball? We’ll learn what comets are made of and how they may have been important to life on Earth.

June 20: Galileo’s Mystery Objects

We’ll repeat some of Galileo’s astronomical observations and see if we can figure out what that fun loving Italian was watching.

June 27: Mars Rovers

We’ve learned so much about the Red Planet thanks to these rolling robots but it wasn’t easy to get them there. We’ll build our own version of a lander and see if we can protect our rover through the rough landing.

These classes will be free of charge but registration is required. Each week we’ll send out a link to a Zoom meeting for the class and a list of suggested materials.