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Intermediate Astrophotography

7:00 pm
If you’ve taken a few photos of the Sun or Moon through your telescope before, and are looking to get even better results, then this class is for you! Program Educator Eric Harris will demonstrate the dedicated astronomy camera, including image capture and processing, and introduce the equipment you’ll need to get started.
Previous experience not necessary, beginners welcome.
Tickets are available for pre-registration $20 per person

Family Astronomy Night

7:00 pm
Family Astronomy Night is our new fun and interactive craft/activity night for families at the Cincinnati Observatory. If you have enjoyed our Cosmic Kids or Astronomy Night programs, this is for you! Geared for families with children 5-12 years old, Family Astronomy Night will include viewing through a telescope (if clear), a tour of the Observatory, and a hands-on space activity or craft. It will be fun for the whole family.
February 29 - Eclipses -- SOLD OUT

Tickets: $15/adult, $7/child, Free for Observatory Members 


Space is limited. Sign up today.

Astronomy Evenings

7:00 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm

Weekly Public Program

Astronomy Evening at the Cincinnati Observatory is the perfect program to get acquainted with all of the offerings of your local observatory. Located in picturesque Mount Lookout on the East Side of Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Observatory is the oldest one of its kind in the country that still uses its original telescope from 1845, and now you too will get to participate.


This 90 minute long, family-friendly program features an Astronomy themed presentation on the different things you can experience in the night sky. Tours of our historic buildings and viewing through our telescope takes place during the second part of the evening (weather permitting).


Tickets: $15/adult, $7/child, FREE For Members.  SOLD OUT for Feb. 2, 9, and 16.

Reservations required.  Space is limited.

Late Night Date Night

10:00 pm
10:00 pm

At the Cincinnati Observatory

Looking for a romantic night out and under the stars? Come see what the Observatory is like after hours. You'll get to use telescopes to view astronomical objects that are not visible until late at night (weather permitting). Get a sneak preview of the next season's planets and stars a month or two ahead of everyone else.


The program runs rain or shine. If the weather does not permit viewing, we'll have fun showing you around the universe and behind the scenes at the Observatory.


Tickets: $30 per person


Space is limited to no more than 40 people. Adults Only. Singles welcome.

Calling all space nerds and current events enthusiasts! Think you know your stuff? Grab your crew and join us on March 6th, 7pm for Trivia Night at the Cincinnati Observatory. Top three teams will win an out-of-this-world prize, including eclipse glasses!


21+ please


Snacks and non-alcoholic drinks provided.


Tickets: $60/team, up to 6 people, $20/individual

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