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Unless otherwise noted, reservations are required for all programs.

For Astro Thursday and Friday programs you may Register Online or by clicking the link at the bottom of the event description. Or to register, call 513-321-5186 or email the Observatory.

Reservations are not guaranteed until they are confirmed by the Observatory. For additional information on Observatory programs, click the Education Programs or Public Events tabs above.

The Observatory offers many "Members Only" programs.  For Membership information call 513-321-5186 or Join Online

For additional information on Observatory programs, click here.

Free public stargazes at Ohio's Stonelick Lake State Park
School Field Trips, Scout and other Outreach Education programs.
Directions to the Observatory.  


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Thu - Aug 01
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  Friends of the Observatory Monthly Meeting
Enjoy one of the most exciting learning opportunities in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Become a member and help us maintain an important part of Cincinnati's and the nation's scientific and architectural heritage. Astronomy presentations, news and telescope viewing for members of the Cincinnati Observatory Center.

Join Today!

www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Fri - Aug 02
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  FOTOKids & FOTOTeens Youth Astronomy Club
A benefit of Family Memberships and above.

Monthly astronomy clubs for kids 6-9 and 10-15+ years of age (and their parents!) who have a deeper interest in astronomy and are available to attend regular monthly evening meetings.
Both clubs meet simultaneously; meeting times change with the seasons. For more information, contact Dean Regas at 513-321-5186.

www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Sat - Aug 03
  Free Stargazes at Stonelick State Park
This is a great opportunity to view planets, galaxies, nebulae, star clusters and stars. It is also a good chance to see many different types of telescopes in action, ask questions and become involved in the fascinating world of astronomy.

Amateur astronomers are more than willing to have you look through their telescopes as well as explain astronomical concepts, from basic to complex.

Free and great for all ages.

Begins at dusk. Held only if clear skies.
Weather updates on Facebook: www.facebook.com.

Sat - Aug 03
10:30 PM - 12:00 AM
  Late Night @ the Observatory
Can't sleep? Looking for a unique night out?

Come see what the Observatory is like after hours - long after the "early crowd" has gone home. You'll get to use the oldest big telescope in the U.S. 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. Each night is different and special!

These programs are recommended for adults only. If the weather does not permit viewing, we'll have fun with some of the crazy science experiments and "adult" constellation mythology stories that we can't share with family audiences.

Admission is $10 per person.
Free for Observatory Members!
Call 513-321-5186 to sign up.

Thu - Aug 08
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  Astronomy Thursday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy Evenings typically include short astronomy presentations on a wide variety of topics; plenty of time for your questions on anything having to do with outer space; a short tour of this National Historic Landmark followed with stargazing through the historic 1843 telescope!
(Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week/month to month so you can visit often to hear and see something new. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Free for Observatory members!

Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Fri - Aug 09
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  Astronomy Friday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy Evenings typically include short astronomy presentations on a wide variety of topics; plenty of time for your questions on anything having to do with outer space; a short tour of this National Historic Landmark followed with stargazing through the historic 1843 telescope!
(Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week/month to month so you can visit often to hear and see something new. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Free for Observatory members!

Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Sat - Aug 10
  Free Stargazes at Stonelick State Park
This is a great opportunity to view planets, galaxies, nebulae, star clusters and stars. It is also a good chance to see many different types of telescopes in action, ask questions and become involved in the fascinating world of astronomy.

Amateur astronomers are more than willing to have you look through their telescopes as well as explain astronomical concepts, from basic to complex.

Free and great for all ages.

Begins at dusk. Held only if clear skies.
Weather updates on Facebook: www.facebook.com.

Sat - Aug 10
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  Picnic Under the Stars
There are few places in Cincinnati as picturesque for a picnic as the Observatory hillside.

Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, games, and food. If the weather is clear there will be safe solar viewing, tours of the historic buildings, then a guided star gaze after dark.

The Cincinnati Observatory invites you to picnic with your friends, family, and a few celestial objects.
You provide the food, we'll provide the view.
Cost: $5/person
No reservations needed.
For more information please call 513-321-5186.

Sun - Aug 11
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Historical Tours of the Cincinnati Observatory
Drop in anytime between 1 and 4pm to explore the fascinating story of the people who made Cincinnati the "Birthplace of American Astronomy".

Whether you're an astronomer, engineer or history buff, you'll find the Observatory has something for all.
We'll explore Cincinnati's past and how the citizens of Cincinnati founded the nation's first public astronomical observatory. Learn why John Quincy Adams was so interested in what was only happening here in Cincinnati? What discoveries were made?
Why the move to the current Mt. Lookout location? You'll be surprised to hear which famous Cincinnati architect designed the Observatory. Discover how 19th century astronomers determined time for Cincinnati and how the first U.S. weather predictions were achieved.

The tours can be customized to match your interests and time.
These hands-on tours are great for younger visitors too and are aligned with Ohio’s 3rd & 4th grade social studies standards.

$5 per person suggested donation.
Group tours available by appointment.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

For other Cincinnati Treasures visit “Museums and Historic Sites of Greater Cincinnati”.
www.historicgreatercincinnati.org

Sun - Aug 11
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  A2Z Astronomy Class
The A2Z Astronomy class meets the second Sunday of each month at 7:00 pm in the West Wing of the 1873 Herget Building.

Discussions cover contemporary Astronomical topics as well as those historic. There is no prerequisite knowledge of Math or Astronomy is necessary. The group meets for about an hour or so and is free to any member of the Observatory.

Thu - Aug 15
  Private Event - Meet Me Outdoors networking meeting
Sorry, no public program tonight.

Meet Me Outdoors is one of Green Umbrella's Action Teams with the goal of raising awareness of our communities outdoor recreational and educational resources. Major events include Paddlefest www.ohioriverpaddlefest.org and the Great Outdoor Weekend. www.facebook.com

You can learn more about Green Umbrella at www.greenumbrella.org

Fri - Aug 16
  Astronomy Friday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
SORRY-SOLD OUT!

Astronomy Evenings typically include short astronomy presentations on a wide variety of topics; plenty of time for your questions on anything having to do with outer space; a short tour of this National Historic Landmark followed with stargazing through the historic 1843 telescope!
(Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week/month to month so you can visit often to hear and see something new. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Free for Observatory members!

Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Tue - Aug 20
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  Intro to Astronomy: A 3 Night Course (Night 2/3)
Have you always wanted to learn more astronomy?
Are you a total beginner?
This is the perfect short-course for you.

We will discuss the new and improved Solar System, Moon phases and features as well as identify major stars, constellations and planets. Plus we will show you how to get the most out of your binoculars and telescopes.

You'll soon be able to read the sky like a pro!

Cost: $50 for the series
$40 for Observatory Members

Reservations are required - space is limited
Call Dean Regas at: 513-321-518

Thu - Aug 22
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  Astronomy Thursday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy Evenings typically include short astronomy presentations on a wide variety of topics; plenty of time for your questions on anything having to do with outer space; a short tour of this National Historic Landmark followed with stargazing through the historic 1843 telescope!
(Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week/month to month so you can visit often to hear and see something new. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Free for Observatory members!

Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.

Make your reservation online!
www.formstack.com

Fri - Aug 23
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  Astronomy Friday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy Evenings typically include short astronomy presentations on a wide variety of topics; plenty of time for your questions on anything having to do with outer space; a short tour of this National Historic Landmark followed with stargazing through the historic 1843 telescope!
(Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week/month to month so you can visit often to hear and see something new. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Free for Observatory members!

Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.

Make your reservation online!
www.formstack.com

Sun - Aug 25
8:30 AM - 10:30 PM
  Sunday With The Stars!
Come out and spend "Sunday with the Stars" at the Cincinnati Observatory.

Every fourth Sunday night (starting time dependent upon season), Chuck Strubbe will open up one of the Cincinnati Observatory's large, refracting telescopes for 2 hours. Chuck will be on hand to help you use the telescope, whether that means teaching you how to use it or finding objects in which you are interested.

No formal program is planned and you may come and go as you please. Questions are encouraged. Cloudy nights will be open to discussions of any and all astronomical subjects.

Free for Observatory Members.
No Reservations Required. (Chuck reserves the right to leave after the 1st half hour if no one shows)

Not an Observatory Member? Sign up now and join in all the excitement! www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Sun - Aug 25
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Historical Tours of the Cincinnati Observatory
Drop in anytime between 1 and 4pm to explore the fascinating story of the people who made Cincinnati the "Birthplace of American Astronomy".

Whether you're an astronomer, engineer or history buff, you'll find the Observatory has something for all.
We'll explore Cincinnati's past and how the citizens of Cincinnati founded the nation's first public astronomical observatory. Learn why John Quincy Adams was so interested in what was only happening here in Cincinnati? What discoveries were made?
Why the move to the current Mt. Lookout location? You'll be surprised to hear which famous Cincinnati architect designed the Observatory. Discover how 19th century astronomers determined time for Cincinnati and how the first U.S. weather predictions were achieved.

The tours can be customized to match your interests and time.
These hands-on tours are great for younger visitors too and are aligned with Ohio’s 3rd & 4th grade social studies standards.

$5 per person suggested donation.
Group tours available by appointment.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

For other Cincinnati Treasures visit “Museums and Historic Sites of Greater Cincinnati”.
www.historicgreatercincinnati.org

Tue - Aug 27
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  Intro to Astronomy: A 3 Night Course (Night 3/3)
Have you always wanted to learn more astronomy?
Are you a total beginner?
This is the perfect short-course for you.

We will discuss the new and improved Solar System, Moon phases and features as well as identify major stars, constellations and planets. Plus we will show you how to get the most out of your binoculars and telescopes.

You'll soon be able to read the sky like a pro!

Cost: $50 for the series
$40 for Observatory Members

Reservations are required - space is limited
Call Dean Regas at: 513-321-518

Thu - Aug 29
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  Astronomy Thursday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy Evenings typically include short astronomy presentations on a wide variety of topics; plenty of time for your questions on anything having to do with outer space; a short tour of this National Historic Landmark followed with stargazing through the historic 1843 telescope!
(Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week/month to month so you can visit often to hear and see something new. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Free for Observatory members!

Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.

Make your reservation online!
www.formstack.com

Fri - Aug 30
  Astronomy Friday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
SORRY - SOLD OUT!
If clear skies, join us at Stonelick State Park tomorrow night.

www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Sat - Aug 31
  Free Stargazes at Stonelick State Park
This is a great opportunity to view planets, galaxies, nebulae, star clusters and stars. It is also a good chance to see many different types of telescopes in action, ask questions and become involved in the fascinating world of astronomy.

Amateur astronomers are more than willing to have you look through their telescopes as well as explain astronomical concepts, from basic to complex.

Free and great for all ages.

Begins at dusk. Held only if clear skies.
Weather updates on Facebook: www.facebook.com.

Thu - Sep 05
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  Friends of the Observatory Monthly Meeting
Enjoy one of the most exciting learning opportunities in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Become a member and help us maintain an important part of Cincinnati's and the nation's scientific and architectural heritage. Astronomy presentations, news and telescope viewing for members of the Cincinnati Observatory Center.

Join Today!

www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Fri - Sep 06
8:00 PM - 9:30 AM
  FOTOKids & FOTOTeens Youth Astronomy Club
A benefit of Family Memberships and above.

Monthly astronomy clubs for kids 6-9 and 10-15+ years of age (and their parents!) who have a deeper interest in astronomy and are available to attend regular monthly evening meetings.
Both clubs meet simultaneously; meeting times change with the seasons. For more information, contact Dean Regas at 513-321-5186.

www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Sat - Sep 07
  Free Stargazes at Stonelick State Park
This is a great opportunity to view planets, galaxies, nebulae, star clusters and stars. It is also a good chance to see many different types of telescopes in action, ask questions and become involved in the fascinating world of astronomy.

Amateur astronomers are more than willing to have you look through their telescopes as well as explain astronomical concepts, from basic to complex.

Free and great for all ages.

Begins at dusk. Held only if clear skies.
Weather updates on Facebook: www.facebook.com.

Sun - Sep 08
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Historical Tours of the Cincinnati Observatory
Drop in anytime between 1 and 4pm to explore the fascinating story of the people who made Cincinnati the "Birthplace of American Astronomy".

Whether you're an astronomer, engineer or history buff, you'll find the Observatory has something for all.
We'll explore Cincinnati's past and how the citizens of Cincinnati founded the nation's first public astronomical observatory. Learn why John Quincy Adams was so interested in what was only happening here in Cincinnati? What discoveries were made?
Why the move to the current Mt. Lookout location? You'll be surprised to hear which famous Cincinnati architect designed the Observatory. Discover how 19th century astronomers determined time for Cincinnati and how the first U.S. weather predictions were achieved.

The tours can be customized to match your interests and time.
These hands-on tours are great for younger visitors too and are aligned with Ohio’s 3rd & 4th grade social studies standards.

$5 per person suggested donation.
Group tours available by appointment.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

For other Cincinnati Treasures visit “Museums and Historic Sites of Greater Cincinnati”.
www.historicgreatercincinnati.org

Sun - Sep 08
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  A2Z Astronomy Class
The A2Z Astronomy class meets the second Sunday of each month at 7:00 pm in the West Wing of the 1873 Herget Building.

Discussions cover contemporary Astronomical topics as well as those historic. There is no prerequisite knowledge of Math or Astronomy is necessary. The group meets for about an hour or so and is free to any member of the Observatory.

Thu - Sep 12
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  Astronomy Thursday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy Evenings typically include short astronomy presentations on a wide variety of topics; plenty of time for your questions on anything having to do with outer space; a short tour of this National Historic Landmark followed with stargazing through the historic 1843 telescope!
(Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week/month to month so you can visit often to hear and see something new. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Free for Observatory members!

Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.

Make your reservation online!
www.formstack.com

Fri - Sep 13
  Astronomy Friday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Sorry - SOLD OUT!

Join us tomorrow for ScopeOut 2013 Astronomy fair!
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Fri - Sep 20
  Astronomy Friday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Sorry-SOLD OUT.
Fri - Sep 20
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  The Final Frontier @ Cincinnati Music Hall
Boldly go with John Morris Russell and the Pops on a mission to experience epic scores from Star Wars and Star Trek, along with selections from orchestral masterpieces such as Holst's The Planets and Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra (popularized in 2001: A Space Odyssey).

Host and narrator George Takei, "Mr. Sulu" himself of Star Trek fame, guides this space-themed multimedia musical extravaganza, featuring breathtaking NASA images on the big screen.

Dean Regas from the Cincinnati Observatory helps us distinguish "science fact" from science fiction!

Friday, September 20 8:00pm
Saturday, September 21 8:00pm
Sunday, September 22 2:00pm

Tickets from $25
513-381-3300
www.cincinnatisymphony.org

Sat - Sep 21
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  The Final Frontier @ Cincinnati Music Hall
Boldly go with John Morris Russell and the Pops on a mission to experience epic scores from Star Wars and Star Trek, along with selections from orchestral masterpieces such as Holst's The Planets and Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra (popularized in 2001: A Space Odyssey).

Host and narrator George Takei, "Mr. Sulu" himself of Star Trek fame, guides this space-themed multimedia musical extravaganza, featuring breathtaking NASA images on the big screen.

Dean Regas from the Cincinnati Observatory helps us distinguish "science fact" from science fiction!

Friday, September 20 8:00pm
Saturday, September 21 8:00pm
Sunday, September 22 2:00pm

Tickets from $25
513-381-3300
www.cincinnatisymphony.org

Sun - Sep 22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Historical Tours of the Cincinnati Observatory
Drop in anytime between 1 and 4pm to explore the fascinating story of the people who made Cincinnati the "Birthplace of American Astronomy".

Whether you're an astronomer, engineer or history buff, you'll find the Observatory has something for all.
We'll explore Cincinnati's past and how the citizens of Cincinnati founded the nation's first public astronomical observatory. Learn why John Quincy Adams was so interested in what was only happening here in Cincinnati? What discoveries were made?
Why the move to the current Mt. Lookout location? You'll be surprised to hear which famous Cincinnati architect designed the Observatory. Discover how 19th century astronomers determined time for Cincinnati and how the first U.S. weather predictions were achieved.

The tours can be customized to match your interests and time.
These hands-on tours are great for younger visitors too and are aligned with Ohio’s 3rd & 4th grade social studies standards.

$5 per person suggested donation.
Group tours available by appointment.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

For other Cincinnati Treasures visit “Museums and Historic Sites of Greater Cincinnati”.
www.historicgreatercincinnati.org

Sun - Sep 22
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  The Final Frontier @ Cincinnati Music Hall
Boldly go with John Morris Russell and the Pops on a mission to experience epic scores from Star Wars and Star Trek, along with selections from orchestral masterpieces such as Holst's The Planets and Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra (popularized in 2001: A Space Odyssey).

Host and narrator George Takei, "Mr. Sulu" himself of Star Trek fame, guides this space-themed multimedia musical extravaganza, featuring breathtaking NASA images on the big screen.

Dean Regas from the Cincinnati Observatory helps us distinguish "science fact" from science fiction!

Friday, September 20 8:00pm
Saturday, September 21 8:00pm
Sunday, September 22 2:00pm

Tickets from $25
513-381-3300
www.cincinnatisymphony.org

Sun - Sep 22
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  Sunday With The Stars!
Come out and spend "Sunday with the Stars" at the Cincinnati Observatory.

Every fourth Sunday night (starting time dependent upon season), Chuck Strubbe will open up one of the Cincinnati Observatory's large, refracting telescopes for 2 hours. Chuck will be on hand to help you use the telescope, whether that means teaching you how to use it or finding objects in which you are interested.

No formal program is planned and you may come and go as you please. Questions are encouraged. Cloudy nights will be open to discussions of any and all astronomical subjects.

Free for Observatory Members.
No Reservations Required. (Chuck reserves the right to leave after the 1st half hour if no one shows)

Not an Observatory Member? Sign up now and join in all the excitement! www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Thu - Sep 26
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  Astronomy Thursday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy Evenings typically include short astronomy presentations on a wide variety of topics; plenty of time for your questions on anything having to do with outer space; a short tour of this National Historic Landmark followed with stargazing through the historic 1843 telescope!
(Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week/month to month so you can visit often to hear and see something new. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Free for Observatory members!

Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.

Make your reservation online!
www.formstack.com

Sat - Sep 28
  Free Stargazes at Stonelick State Park
This is a great opportunity to view planets, galaxies, nebulae, star clusters and stars. It is also a good chance to see many different types of telescopes in action, ask questions and become involved in the fascinating world of astronomy.

Amateur astronomers are more than willing to have you look through their telescopes as well as explain astronomical concepts, from basic to complex.

Free and great for all ages.

Begins at dusk. Held only if clear skies.
Weather updates on Facebook: www.facebook.com.

Sat - Sep 28
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  Great Outdoor Weekend Saturday
Would you believe that over one weekend you will have 125 outdoor recreation and nature activities to choose from around the greater Cincinnati region??

You might climb way up in the tree tops, or stargaze, or row on the Great Miami river! You will have several chances to hike and see birds of prey up close. Maybe you will learn how to grow your own food or shoot a bow and arrow! Every event is FREE!

The Observatory will be open Saturday and Sunday from 7:30-10pm for tours, Q&A and stargazing.

Visit the Great Outdoor Weekend Facebook page for more information and schedule of events. www.facebook.com

Sun - Sep 29
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  Great Outdoor Weekend - Sunday
Would you believe that over one weekend you will have 125 outdoor recreation and nature activities to choose from around the greater Cincinnati region??

You might climb way up in the tree tops, or stargaze, or row on the Great Miami river! You will have several chances to hike and see birds of prey up close. Maybe you will learn how to grow your own food or shoot a bow and arrow! Every event is FREE!

The Observatory will be open Saturday and Sunday from 7:30-10pm for tours, Q&A and stargazing.

Visit the Great Outdoor Weekend Facebook page for more information and schedule of events. www.facebook.com

Thu - Oct 03
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  Friends of the Observatory Monthly Meeting
Enjoy one of the most exciting learning opportunities in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Become a member and help us maintain an important part of Cincinnati's and the nation's scientific and architectural heritage. Astronomy presentations, news and telescope viewing for members of the Cincinnati Observatory Center.

Join Today!

www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Fri - Oct 04
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  FOTOKids & FOTOTeens Youth Astronomy Club
A benefit of Family Memberships and above.

Monthly astronomy clubs for kids 6-9 and 10-15+ years of age (and their parents!) who have a deeper interest in astronomy and are available to attend regular monthly evening meetings.
Both clubs meet simultaneously; meeting times change with the seasons. For more information, contact Dean Regas at 513-321-5186.

www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Sat - Oct 05
  Free Stargazes at Stonelick State Park
This is a great opportunity to view planets, galaxies, nebulae, star clusters and stars. It is also a good chance to see many different types of telescopes in action, ask questions and become involved in the fascinating world of astronomy.

Amateur astronomers are more than willing to have you look through their telescopes as well as explain astronomical concepts, from basic to complex.

Free and great for all ages.

Begins at dusk. Held only if clear skies.
Weather updates on Facebook: www.facebook.com.

Thu - Oct 10
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  Engineering A Really BIG Telescope!
Astronomers, amateur or professional, are always seeking the largest telescopes they can get their hands on. When astronomers say they have an eight inch, twelve inch or huge twenty inch telescope they're not talking about length, they're talking diameter.

In 1904 the astronomers here at the Observatory stepped up from the original 11-1/4" telescope to the 16" Clark that is in the main building. That 4"+ increase in diameter equates to a two times increase in light gathering power, brightness and detail. And everything you’re going to learn about a celestial objects is carried by that precious light.

Can you imagine what you could learn about the universe with a telescope nearly 1,200 inches across!
Well astronomers and engineers can imagine it and are building it. On October 10th, Dr. Warren Skidmore, from the Thirty Meter Telescope Project will present the plans, goals and challenges of building a truly giant eye on the sky.

$7 Adults
Under 18, Free
Free for Observatory Members

Reservation Required
Call 513-321-5186

Sat - Oct 12
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  International Moon Night
International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual event that is dedicated to encouraging people to 'look up' and take notice of our nearest neighbor, the Moon.

From looking at the Moon with a naked eye to using the most sensitive telescope, every year on the same day, people from around the world hold events and activities that celebrate our Moon.
For more information and educational activities visit:
observethemoonnight.org

$7/person. No Reservations Needed.

Also October 12 from 8-10pm
International Observe the Moon Night
At Various locations around the Tri-State

Observatory members will set up telescopes in public places.
Check Our What's Coming Up page for locations near you.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Sun - Oct 13
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Historical Tours of the Cincinnati Observatory
Drop in anytime between 1 and 4pm to explore the fascinating story of the people who made Cincinnati the "Birthplace of American Astronomy".

Whether you're an astronomer, engineer or history buff, you'll find the Observatory has something for all.
We'll explore Cincinnati's past and how the citizens of Cincinnati founded the nation's first public astronomical observatory. Learn why John Quincy Adams was so interested in what was only happening here in Cincinnati? What discoveries were made?
Why the move to the current Mt. Lookout location? You'll be surprised to hear which famous Cincinnati architect designed the Observatory. Discover how 19th century astronomers determined time for Cincinnati and how the first U.S. weather predictions were achieved.

The tours can be customized to match your interests and time.
These hands-on tours are great for younger visitors too and are aligned with Ohio’s 3rd & 4th grade social studies standards.

$5 per person suggested donation.
Group tours available by appointment.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

For other Cincinnati Treasures visit “Museums and Historic Sites of Greater Cincinnati”.
www.historicgreatercincinnati.org

Sun - Oct 13
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  A2Z Astronomy Class
The A2Z Astronomy class meets the second Sunday of each month at 7:00 pm in the West Wing of the 1873 Herget Building.

Discussions cover contemporary Astronomical topics as well as those historic. There is no prerequisite knowledge of Math or Astronomy is necessary. The group meets for about an hour or so and is free to any member of the Observatory.

Thu - Oct 17
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Astronomy Thursday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy Evenings typically include short astronomy presentations on a wide variety of topics; plenty of time for your questions on anything having to do with outer space; a short tour of this National Historic Landmark followed with stargazing through the historic 1843 telescope!
(Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week/month to month so you can visit often to hear and see something new. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Free for Observatory members!

Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.

Make your reservation online!
www.formstack.com

Fri - Oct 18
  Astronomy Friday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Sorry-SOLD OUT!
Sat - Oct 19
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Astronomy Saturday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy Evenings typically include short astronomy presentations on a wide variety of topics; plenty of time for your questions on anything having to do with outer space; a short tour of this National Historic Landmark followed with stargazing through the historic 1843 telescope!
(Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week/month to month so you can visit often to hear and see something new. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Free for Observatory members!

Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.

Make your reservation online!
www.formstack.com

Wed - Oct 23
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  Life Out Where?
One of the hottest topics in modern astronomy is the search for life beyond Earth. This course will explore the history and current findings of our attempt to find life-bearing planets outside our solar system. Terry Endres is a presenter with the Cincinnati Observatory Center and teaches astronomy at Cincinnati State

Presented by UC Communiversity.
$22.00
To register call UC at 513-556-6932 or go online: webapps.uc.edu

Thu - Oct 24
  Astronomy Thursday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Sorry-No Public Program tonight.
Fri - Oct 25
  Astronomy Friday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Sorry-Sold Out.
Join us Saturday Night at Stonelick Lake for our free stargaze.
Stargazes held only if clear skies.
Sat - Oct 26
  Free Stargazes at Stonelick State Park
This is a great opportunity to view planets, galaxies, nebulae, star clusters and stars. It is also a good chance to see many different types of telescopes in action, ask questions and become involved in the fascinating world of astronomy.

Amateur astronomers are more than willing to have you look through their telescopes as well as explain astronomical concepts, from basic to complex.

Free and great for all ages.

Begins at dusk. Held only if clear skies.
Weather updates on Facebook: www.facebook.com.

Sun - Oct 27
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Historical Tours of the Cincinnati Observatory
Drop in anytime between 1 and 4pm to explore the fascinating story of the people who made Cincinnati the "Birthplace of American Astronomy".

Whether you're an astronomer, engineer or history buff, you'll find the Observatory has something for all.
We'll explore Cincinnati's past and how the citizens of Cincinnati founded the nation's first public astronomical observatory. Learn why John Quincy Adams was so interested in what was only happening here in Cincinnati? What discoveries were made?
Why the move to the current Mt. Lookout location? You'll be surprised to hear which famous Cincinnati architect designed the Observatory. Discover how 19th century astronomers determined time for Cincinnati and how the first U.S. weather predictions were achieved.

The tours can be customized to match your interests and time.
These hands-on tours are great for younger visitors too and are aligned with Ohio’s 3rd & 4th grade social studies standards.

$5 per person suggested donation.
Group tours available by appointment.
www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

For other Cincinnati Treasures visit “Museums and Historic Sites of Greater Cincinnati”.
www.historicgreatercincinnati.org

Sun - Oct 27
7:00 PM - 8:25 PM
  Sunday With The Stars!
Come out and spend "Sunday with the Stars" at the Cincinnati Observatory.

Every fourth Sunday night (starting time dependent upon season), Chuck Strubbe will open up one of the Cincinnati Observatory's large, refracting telescopes for 2 hours. Chuck will be on hand to help you use the telescope, whether that means teaching you how to use it or finding objects in which you are interested.

No formal program is planned and you may come and go as you please. Questions are encouraged. Cloudy nights will be open to discussions of any and all astronomical subjects.

Free for Observatory Members.
No Reservations Required. (Chuck reserves the right to leave after the 1st half hour if no one shows)

Not an Observatory Member? Sign up now and join in all the excitement! www.cincinnatiobservatory.org

Thu - Oct 31
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Astronomy Thursday Public Program & Telescope Viewing
Astronomy Evenings typically include short astronomy presentations on a wide variety of topics; plenty of time for your questions on anything having to do with outer space; a short tour of this National Historic Landmark followed with stargazing through the historic 1843 telescope!
(Program held rain or shine, viewing is weather permitting).

For ages 8 to 80.

The topics and the night sky change week to week/month to month so you can visit often to hear and see something new. Reservations required.

Astronomy Thursdays admission is by suggested donation of $5 per person. Astronomy Fridays are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 18.
Free for Observatory members!

Please call the Observatory @ 513.321.5186 for more information and for reservations.

Make your reservation online!
www.formstack.com

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