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Stonelick Star Gazes

Please note that the event on March 21 is canceled

Ohio's Stonelick State Park hosts The Friends of the Observatory's Dark Sky Viewing Site. The park is situated far enough from light polluted suburbs to allow dark skies, yet close enough to the Cincinnati Metro area to attract hundreds of interested star gazers throughout the year. On Saturday's, near the New Moon, amateur astronomers set up a variety of telescopes inviting the public to view the wonders of the night sky. The events are free and open to the public.

This is a great opportunity to view planets, galaxies, nebulae, star clusters and stars. It is also a good opportunity to see many different types of telescopes in action, ask questions and become involved in the fascinating world of astronomy. Amateur astronomers are more than willing to have you look through their telescopes as well as help you with your personal telescope.

Free stargazes at Stonelick State Park are held only if the skies are clear.  Updates are posted on the Stonelick Star Gazers Facebook page.

Throughout the year we also hold many special stargazes and programs. For more information visit our Facebook page, email Dean Regas at or call the Observatory at 513-321-5186.

2020 Schedule - Saturday Nights

  • Jan 18
  • Jan 25
  • Feb 15
  • Feb 22
  • March 14
  • March 21
  • April 18
  • April 25
  • May 16
  • May 23
  • June 13
  • June 20
  • July 11
  • July 18
  • Aug 8
  • Aug 15
  • Sep 12
  • Sep 19
  • Oct 10
  • Oct 17
  • Nov 7
  • Nov 14
  • Dec 5
  • Dec 12

Printable 2020 Stonelick Stargazes Schedule (PDF)