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Enrich your life with UC Continuing Education's exciting array of noncredit short, yet in-depth courses and educational opportunities designed for diverse audiences of all ages.

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UC Communiversity offers a wide variety of hands-on personal enrichment and professional development courses (adults of all ages).

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Behind the Scenes at the Observatory

Wednesday February 13 from 7-9pm

Look to the heavens through the oldest continuously used telescope in the world; explore the depths of the 1873 observatory including its attic and basement; and learn why President Adams laid the observatory's original cornerstone in 1843. Hear the fascinating history of the founding of the observatory; investigate how the 19th century astronomers determined time for the city of Cincinnati; discover why the observatory was designated a National Historic Landmark; and find out what is in store for the future. The Moon will be viewed through the telescope following the program, weather permitting.

Instructor is: John Ventre, the historian with the Cincinnati Observatory.


Stargazing 101

Wednesday February 27 from 7-9pm

Constellations change in the heavens from season to season. In this class you will study the imaginative figures we call constellations. Learn to use a planisphere to find any constellation at any given time and date. If the weather is clear, we will go outside to find many of the brighter constellations; and you will also have the option of looking through the observatory telescope.
Instructor is: Dean Regas, the outreach astronomer with the Cincinnati Observatory.


Tour of the Universe

Wednesday March 6 from 7-9pm

Explore space from the Earth and beyond! Fly past the moon, the planets, the stars, and galaxies to the edge of what is known. Bring your questions about the Cosmos, and our Observatory Scientist will answer as many as he can. View through the oldest operational telescope in the country, weather permitting.  Ad Astra!

Instructor is: Aaron Eiben, a long-time Presenter at the Cincinnati Observatory with bachelor's and master's degrees in physics from the University of Cincinnati.

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