Public Events

52 Weeks of Astronomy

In 2019 the Cincinnati Observatory gave at least one free outreach program to each of Cincinnati’s 52 neighborhoods.

From Avondale to Winton Hills, the city of Cincinnati is comprised of 52 neighborhoods.  Not everyone can come to the Cincinnati Observatory to look through the historic telescopes, so we brought telescopes to each and every neighborhood in Cincinnati in 2019 – 52 neighborhoods in 52 weeks. 

The Cincinnati Observatory partnered with Cincinnati Public Schools, Public Libraries of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Cincinnati Parks, community centers, and churches to deliver an average of one program per week to Cincinnati neighborhoods. 

52 Weeks of Astronomy programs are listed below. We plan on continuing this outreach effort in 2020 and beyond so if you'd like to host a star party or want to connect us with a neighborhood, please contact Dean Regas at or 513-321-5186.

The 52 Neighborhoods of Cincinnati

Programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise listed.  Afternoon programs include safe solar viewing, while nighttime events include star gazing with the telescopes (weather permitting).

Upcoming Programs

December 4, 5:30-6:30pm (moved from Dec 2) @ Mt Echo Park (Sedamsville)

December 4, 5:30-6:30pm @ Fountain Square (Downtown Moon Viewing Celebration)

December 10, 6:30pm @Dunham Recreation Center (South Fairmont Community Council)


Completed Programs

January 9, 3:30-4:30pm @ College Hill Library

January 17, 3:30-4:30pm @ Walnut Hills Library

January 30, 4-5pm @ Madisonville Library

January 31 and February 22, 3-4pm @Hartwell Recreation Center

February 6, @ LEAP Academy (North Fairmont)

February 13, 6:30-8pm @ Fountain Square (Downtown)

February 18, 3-4pm @ Corryville Library (Corryville)

February 19, 4:30-5:15pm @ Winton Place Youth Center (Spring Grove Village)

February 27, 3:30-4:30pm @ Roll Hill Boys and Girls Club (East Westwood)

March 2, @ Cincinnati Christian University, All About Deaf Kids Fair (Lower Price Hill)

March 13, 3:30-5pm @ Avondale Library (Avondale)

March 15, 10am Metallic Club @ Kennedy Heights Presbyterian Church (Kennedy Heights)

March 16, 6-9pm @ American Sign Museum (Camp Washington)

March 17, 9am-1pm @ California Woods Pancakes in the Woods (California)

April 6, 2-3pm @ Westwood Library (Westwood)

April 12, 8:30-10pm @ Hyde Park Graeters (Hyde Park)

April 13, 11am-12:30pm @Fairview Park (CUF)

April 19, 3-5pm @Roll Hill School (Villages of Roll Hill)

April 25, 3-5pm @Roll Hill School (English Woods)

April 26, 9:15-noon @Sayler Park School (Sayler Park)

April 27, 11am-2pm @ Burnet Woods,Spring Fest(The Heights)

April 30, 3-4pm @ Northside Library  (Northside)

May 3, 7-11pm @ Rhinegeist Brewery (Over-the-Rhine)

May 17, 7-8:30pm @ Stanbery Park and Madcap Puppets (Mt. Washington)

May 25, 2-3:30pm @ Ault Park (Mt. Lookout)

May 31, 6-9pm @ Alms Park, Bluegrass and BBQ (Columbia Tusculum)

June 10, 2-3:30pm @ Clifton Library  (Clifton)

June 21, 6-7pm @ Irish Heritage Center before the Byrne Brothers Band (East End)

July 1, 9:30am-12:30pm  @ Lincoln Community Center (West End)

July 2, 9:30-11am @ Evanston Rec Center (Evanston)

July 3, 9:30am-12:30pm @Roselawn Park (Roselawn)

July 15, 2-3:30pm @ Bond Hill Library (Bond Hill)

July 17, 9-10am @ WKRC Channel 12 (Mt. Auburn)

July 19, 1-2pm @ Oakley Library (Oakley)

July 26, 7-9pm @ Rapid Run Park Movie Night (West Price Hill)

August 3, 9am-2pm @ Riverside Park/Paddle Fest (Riverside)

August 3, 8-10pm @ Olden View Park (East Price Hill)

August 7, 8:30-10:30pm @ Washington Park (Over-the-Rhine)

August 9, 8-9:30pm @ Faith Temple Ministries (North Avondale)

August 11, 8:30-10pm @ Armleder Park (Linwood)

August 17, 8-10pm @ Caldwell Nature Center (Carthage)

August 18, 8-10pm @ Ziegler Park Pool Adult Swim (Pendleton)

September 10, 10am-noon @ Winton Hills Academy (Winton Hills)

September 24, 4-5pm @ Pleasant Ridge Library (Pleasant Ridge)

October 5, 7:30-9pm @ Cincinnati Museum Center (Queensgate)

October 8, 7-8:30pm @ Pinecroft Mansion (Mt. Airy)

October 25, 5-9pm @ Cincinnati Art Museum Art After Dark (Mt. Adams)

October 30, 10am-noon @ Avon Woods (Paddock Hills)

November 6, 3-4pm @ Millvale Recreation Center (Millvale)

November 8, 6-9pm @ Walk on Woodburn (East Walnut Hills)

November 16, 3pm @ Happen Inc (South Cumminsville)


We'd like to thank the Elsa Sule Foundation and the Jergens Foundation for their support of 52 Weeks of Astronomy.