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Intro to Astronomy

Jan 25, 2022
7:00 pm

Online, 3-Night Course

Resolve to learn more astronomy in 2022. This introductory astronomy course is perfect for beginners who want to know more about the universe and 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 about stars, planets, galaxies and more as well as viewing tips for the constellations and Moon.

Tickets: $30 per household

Miss the first class on January 11?  No problem. You'll get a link to watch it.

And then you can attend the other class live or wacth the recordings at your convenience.

Sign up today.

Hubble and Webb Telescopes

Jan 27, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Online Exploration of Space

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is launching on December 24. What will it look for? Where will it go? And what will it discover?

But let's not forget the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). It has been one of the most prolific scientific instruments ever created. Since it saw first light in 1990, it has seen it all.

Tickets: $10 per household

Join us for this online look at two space telescopes.

Grand Canyon Adventure

Jan 31, 2022
7:00 pm

Get Your Recording of Dean's Road Trip

Astronomer Dean Regas just spent a month as the National Parks' Astronomer in Residence at the Grand Canyon. He got to live, work, hike, and teach in one of the most incredible places on Earth. Travel virtually with Dean as he chronicles his drive, what he did and saw in the park, and what he found at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

Tickets: $10 per household

You will get a link to watch this fun adventure at your convenience.

Proceeds benefit the Cincinnati Observatory.

Recording available for purchase until January 31. 

Valentine's Night

Feb 14, 2022
8:30 pm

At the Cincinnati Observatory

(ALL DATES ARE SOLD OUT - but we do have a wait list)

Do you want to give your Valentine the world? Now you can go a step farther and give them the entire universe to celebrate Valentine’s Day!

Our popular Valentine’s event is back – safely! – and we’re having multiple sessions to accommodate everyone’s schedules! We’re creating a truly unforgettable experience for this event -  Each couple will have their own table so you can enjoy some one on one time while you share an individual charcuterie board before enjoying a romantic tour of the Observatory and (weather permitting) viewing through our historic telescope. Choose from:

  • February 12: 8:00-9:30pm (wait list)
  • February 12: 10:00-11:30pm (wait list)
  • February 14: 6:30-8:00pm (wait list)
  • February 14: 8:30-10:00pm (wait list)

Also included is a delicious dessert for two, Observatory stemless glasses and a split of champagne to share, drinks, and a flower for your Valentine. We'll also have a photographer on hand to capture a special photo we will share after the event.

This is your opportunity to cuddle beneath the Observatory's silvery domes with your special someone for a truly unforgettable Valentine’s Day. Please note that all sessions offer the same special experience. 

Proceeds from these events benefit the Observatory’s programs and mission.

Cost:  All sessions are $125/couple for non-Members, 10% off for Members.

Space is limited and will sell out fast, especially as we’re limiting this event to 12 couples per session to keep everyone safe. Reservations are required, and guests must follow the Observatory’s COVID-19 protocols, which includes mask wearing inside the Observatory buildings and domes. 21 and up only please.

We are accepting only a few folks to a waiting list. Although it doesn't guaratee you any spots, sign up today.

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