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The Mitchel Telescope made in 1845 under the dome

There are many benefits to becoming a member of the Cincinnati Observatory.  In addition to helping to support the Nation's Oldest Public Observatory, these benefits include:

  • Free admission to our year-round Astronomy Friday programs (Please register online!)
  • Members only classes and program offerings
  • Discounts on special events, programs, and classes
  • Priority Registration and Members Only access for select events and programs. 
  • Invitation to Friends of the Observatory (FOTO) Amateur Astronomers meetings (2nd Monday of each month at 7:30pm) 
  • Select discounts in the Gift Shop
  • Subscription to monthly e-newsletter

Membership Levels

To join or purchase a gift membership, Click Here. For more details on the different levels and benefits click the level name below.

Individual

Cost: $40

Who: One Adult 

Benefits: All core membership benefits

Family

Cost: $60

Who: Two Adults + children under 18 in one family

Benefits: Core benefits plus free admission to Cosmic Kids and access to the Telescope Loan program.

Mars

Cost: $100

Who: Two Adults + children under 18 in one family

Benefits: Core benefits plus free admission to Cosmic Kids and access to our telescope loan program

Venus

Cost: $250          

Who: Two Adults + children under 18 in one family

Benefits: Core benefits plus free admission to Cosmic Kids, telescope loan program, and two guest passes for astronomy nights

Mitchel Society Leadership Level

Moon Membership

Cost: $500

Who: Two Adults + children under 18 in one family

Benefits: Core benefits plus free admission to Cosmic Kids, telescope loan program, four guest passes for astronomy nights, one private tour for up to 10 guests, and name listed in the COC’s Annual Report

Sun Membership

Cost: $1,000

Who: Two Adults + children under 18 in one family

Benefits: Core benefits plus free admission to Cosmic Kids, telescope loan program, unlimited guest passes for astronomy nights, one private tour for up to 20 guests, and name listed in the COC’s Annual Report

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