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Make a Donation to Support the Observatory

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The Cincinnati Observatory Center is a 501c3 not-for-profit entity, and all donations are fully tax-deductible. Please note that all donations are registered as Memberships to the Observatory, and are still entirely tax deductible for the donor. 

While we revel in our historic telescopes, our education programs make the Observatory a unique and vibrant institution. Each year, our education programs reach more than 70 schools and 12,000 students through field trips, outreach visits to schools, and our public programs. This includes over 4,500 underserved students.

We also work to maintain our historic 1873 and 1904 buildings so that we can continue showing over 34,000 people annually the stars, planets and more! Membership revenue helps us to keep our National Historic Landmark facility in good working order and preserve these incredible treasures. 

For more information about how you can support the Observatory with a donation, contact our Executive Director Anna Hehman at (513) 321-5186, Ext. 3 or at 

You can also make a donation online here. Thank You for your Support! 

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