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Sunday Sun-Day Sundae

Jul 10, 2022
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

At the Cincinnati Observatory

The Sun is the star attraction on this special Sunday and you can learn all about our nearest stellar neighbor.  Sunday Sun-day Sundae includes short talks about the Sun, tours of our historic buildings, and safe viewing of sunspots and solar flares from our 1845 telescope (weather permitting).  

As a special treat we will also have free sundaes for those in attendance.  

Reservations are strongly recommended.  Space is limited.  Great for all ages.
Advanced tickets: $12/adult, $7/child
Day-of tickets: $15/adult, $10/child

That's No Moon, It's SUPERMOON

Jul 12, 2022
8:00 pm

At the Cincinnati Observatory

Some Moons are closer to the Earth than others, and every 14 months we get a slightly larger Full Moon.  These Supermoons make the Moon appear 14% bigger in the sky than the smallest Moon.  Think you can tell the difference?

Join us for Supermoon viewing.  Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and set up outside on the Observatory hillside.  


But don’t miss Moonrise – when the Supermoon rises above the eastern horizon at 8:39pm.


Supermoon will also feature guests in costume from a galaxy far, far away…  Special thanks to the Apollo Base of Rebel Legion costuming group.


Advanced tickets: $12/adult, $7/child

Limited number of Day-of tickets: $15/adult, $10/child

Space is extremely limited.  Register today.

Summer Stargazing

Jul 13, 2022
7:00 pm

Online Class Recording From June 28

Available through July 13

What is that star?  Where can I find Scorpius?  Which planets can I see this summer?  

This class will answer these and share many more stargazing tips from the expert, Astronomer Dean Regas.  Learn how to navigate the night sky and have fun on warm summer nights with friends and family. Get outside at night this summer and do some stargazing! 

Purchase the record class: $10 per household

After signing up you will get a link to watch the recording of the class at your convenience.

Cosmic Kids

Jul 16, 2022
10:00 am
Aug 6, 2022
10:00 am

Astronomy Kids Club

At the Observatory


Explore the cosmos during our new multi-disciplinary class which helps grades K-6th learn and discover topics in astronomy and investigate the wonders beyond our world.

These classes are open to members and non-members. You may decide to take one class or the entire class series. You may also decide to stay with your child for the class or drop them off and pick them up after, parents will not be charged as participants. Please see below for dates and times.  


  • Saturday, June 25, Rockets (SOLD OUT)
  • Saturday, July 16, Nebulas  (SOLD OUT)
  • Saturday, August 6, Living in Space  (SOLD OUT)

Grades K, 1, 2: classes meet 10-11am 

Grades 3, 4, 5, 6: classes meet Noon-1pm


Prices: $5.00 per participant per class for members. $10.00 per participant per class for non-members.

Space is extremely limited.  Sign up today.

These program are SOLD OUT. We will post more available dates for the fall here soon.

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