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Astronomy Friday + Saturn

September 2, 16, and 23 at 8:30pm

September 30 at 8pm

Saturn season is coming and you can find out more about our featured planet.

Astronomy Friday with Saturn 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.

August dates are SOLD OUT, so



Late Night, Date Night

August 12, 13, and 19, 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 this will be the first viewing nights for Saturn for the season (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 all SOLD OUT.  We will post more here soon.

COVID-19 Information for Nighttime Visitors

Effective April 1st: We have updated our COVID protocols as 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. For added safety, we will limit the number of attendees at all programs and events to ensure distancing can be maintained. 

  3. We will clean the public areas, equipment, and exhibits before and after each program and have hand sanitizer available in each building for visitors and staff.

  4. We will be maintaining our policy that anyone who feels unwell or displays symptoms associated with COVID-19 will be asked to stay home.

  5. 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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