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Nighttime Programs


Astronomy Evenings

July 9, 15, 22, and 29, at 9pm

(July 1 and 8 are SOLD OUT)

See the stars with us. Includes a tour of the buildings and viewing through the historic telescopes (weather permitting).  Space is extremely limited.  COVID-19 restrictions limit each group size to 40 people (see below for our safety protocols). The program is geared for ages 9 and up.

Admission is $12 for adults - $6 for children under 18 - Free for Observatory members!

Reservations and payment are required in advance.


Heart Nebula

Late Night, Date Night

July 2 and 16, 10:00pm (SOLD OUT)

Looking for a romantic night out 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 (weather permitting). Get a sneak preview of the next season's planets and stars a month or two ahead of everyone else.

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.

These dates are SOLD OUT.  We will post more 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 to 40 guests 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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