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History Bites at Night

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History Bites at Night

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Feb 21, 2024
5:30 pm
Join us at the Cincinnati Observatory for our History Bites at Night program. Mandy Askins, Assistant Collections Manager at the Cincinnati Observatory will be taking us through her presentation, Chasing the Eclipse: Snapshots of the Past. Visitors will have access to our eclipse exhibit and the opportunity to view through our historic telescopes (if clear).

Chasing the Eclipse: Snapshots of the Past will take you through the photographic journey of past expeditions to chase eclipses by Cincinnati Observatory directors, employees, colleagues and their families. From the 1869 expedition to the far reaches of the Dakota Territory that led to the historical first efforts in astrophotography to document eclipses, then to a 1932 expedition to New Hampshire filled with family, joy and young love. Join Mandy Askins, Assistant Collections Manager at the Cincinnati Observatory as she takes you through the Observatory's picturesque past of chasing eclipses with historical images from the Observatory's vast photography collections. 

Tickets are available for pre-registration and at the door.

Tickets $15/person, free for members

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