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Nighttime Programs


Astronomy Evenings

February 3, 4, 10, 17, and 24 at 7pm


Jupiter and Mars viewing season is here and you can find out more about our brighest nighttime planets.

Astronomy Evenings includes a tour of historic buildings and telescopes, and viewing through telescopes (weather permitting). 

The program is geared for ages 9 and up.

Admission is $15 for adults - $7 for children under 18 - Free for Observatory members!

Reservations and payment are required in advance.

These events are SOLD OUT. We will post more dates here soon

For more of what's coming up at the Observatory and Online please see:

Special Events Page

Heart Nebula

Late Night, Date Night

February 18 and 25 at 10pm (SOLD OUT)

Looking for a romantic night out and under the stars? Come see what the Observatory is like after hours. You'll get to use telescopes to view astronomical objects that are not visible until late at night.

And we will have viewing of Mars, stars, and more (weather permitting).

The program runs rain or shine. If the weather does not permit viewing, we'll have fun showing you around the universe and behind the scenes at the Observatory.

Tickets: $30 per person

Space is limited. Adults Only. Singles welcome too.

We're sorry but these events are SOLD OUT. We will post more here soon.

COVID-19 Information for Nighttime Visitors

We continue to keep the safety of our guests, volunteers and staff the highest priority: 
  1. We recommend and encourage all guests to wear a face mask that covers their nose and mouth when attending in person Observatory programming. 

  2. We will clean the public areas regularly and have hand sanitizer available in each building for visitors.

  3. Anyone who feels unwell or displays symptoms associated with COVID-19 will be asked to stay home.

  4. All Cincinnati Observatory staff and volunteers are vaccinated against COVID 19 to help maintain their safety and wellness, as well as those of our guests. 

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