Public Events

52 Weeks of Astronomy

In 2019 the Cincinnati Observatory will give 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 will bring telescopes to each and every neighborhood in Cincinnati in 2019 – 52 neighborhoods in 52 weeks. 

The Cincinnati Observatory will partner 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, but we still need help finding venues.  If you'd like to host a star party or know how we can get connected with a neighborhood below, 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).

Scheduled Programs

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

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

January 19, 6-8pm @ Caldwell Nature Center (Carthage)

January 29, 9-11am @Hartwell School (school-only program)

January 30, 4-5pm @ Madisonville Library

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

February 18, 3-4pm @ Corryville Library

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

February 22, 5-9pm @ Cincinnati Art Museum (Mt. Adams)

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

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

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

April 6, 2-3pm @ Westwood Library

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

April 30, 3-4pm @ Northside Library

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

June 15, 9-10:30pm @ Olden View Park (East Price Hill)

June 28 @ Rapid Run Park (West Price Hill Movie Night)

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

July 3, 9:30am-12:30pm @Roselawn Park (Nature Next Door program)

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

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

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

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

Dates To Be Determined

Columbia Tusculum - @ Alms Park

East Walnut Hills - @ Walk on Woodburn 

East End  - @ Irish Heritage Center

Evanston - @ Evanston Academy School

Hyde Park - @ Hyde Park Square 

Kennedy Heights - @ Woodford Paideia School

Millvale - @ Ethel M. Taylor Academy

Mt. Airy - @ Mt. Airy School

Mt. Auburn - @ WKRC Channel 12

Mt. Lookout - @ Ault Park

Mt. Washington - @ Mt. Washington School

Oakley - @ Madtree Brewing Company

Pendleton - @ Ziegler Park 

Pleasant Ridge - @ Lighthouse Youth Services

Queensgate - @ Cincinnati Museum Center

Sayler Park - @ Sayler Park School

Villages of Roll Hill - @ Roll Hill Boys and Girls Club

Winton Hills - @ Winton Hills Academy

Programs and Venues Still Needed in The Following Neighborhoods


Lower Price Hill 

East Westwood  

English Woods  

North Avondale 

North Fairmont



South Cumminsville

South Fairmont

If you or your neighborhood would like to participate and there is not an event assigned above, please contact Dean Regas at: We'd love to work with you!