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Nighttime Programs


Astronomy Evening

If you already have reservations for Astro Friday on January 21 and Late Night on January 22, those programs will occur as scheduled.  We are pausing any future Astro Evenings due to the current COVID spike. We hope to make additional dates available soon. 

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 30 people (see below for our safety protocols). The program is geared for ages 9 and up.

Admission is $10 for adults - $5 for children under 18 - Free for Observatory members!

Reservations and payment are required in advance.


COVID-19 Information for Visitors

To better protect the health and safety of our staff and guests, we will ensure the following practices are followed.  We are following all protocols set forth by the State of Ohio to minimize the risk of transmission.

  1. Face Masks: Face masks or coverings are required by visitors, volunteers, and staff during the programs.  Masks will be provided if you need one. 

  2. Social Distancing: We will follow social distancing guidelines while inside and outside the Observatory by maintaining a six-foot distance between staff and visitors during our programs. 

  3. Encourage cleanliness: 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. Limiting numbers: For added safety we will keep group sizes limited to 30 guests.

  5. Staying home when necessary: Please stay home if you feel unwell or display symptoms associated with COVID-19.

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