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General Information

Herget Building with star trails


Every Tuesday and Thursday, Noon-3pm

Our museum space is open Noon - 3pm. Tours run on the hour at Noon, 1pm, and 2pm.

All tours start at the main building. If you cannot manage steps, please see our section on Visitors with Additonal Needs regarding building access under 1873 Observatory Building - Herget.

Info and Tickets to Daytime Hours

Current Exhibit:

Eclipses: Past, Present, Future 

This exhibit covers two past total solar eclipse expeditions by Observatory directors and staff (1869 and 1932), 19th and early 20th century astrophotography, and the science behind eclipses. By looking back at the past, we can understand the challenges and efforts it took to document eclipses compared to the technology we have today. We can also understand the evolution of astronomy, technology since the 19th century and the scientific importance of "chasing eclipses."

Astronomy Evenings, Weekly Nighttime Programs , Times Vary by Season

Info, Dates, and Tickets to Weekly Astro Evenings


Special Events, Vary by Season

Info, Dates, and Tickets to Special Events



3489 Observatory Place

Cincinnati, Ohio, 45208


Directions to the Observatory


Telephone:  (513) 321-5186




Parking:  Free.  Park in front of the buildings and enter the larger of the two buildings to start your tour.


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