If you’ve never been to The Cincinnati Observatory in Mt. Lookout—or you’re wishing you could visit again now—then here are a few opportunities to explore it (and the universe!) from your own couch.
Live at The Cincinnati Observatory
Get a weekly dose of Observatory education and history through their social media accounts. Visit The Cincinnati Observatory’s Facebook page on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. for a space talk with Outreach Astronomer Dean Regas (whom you may remember as the former co-host of iconic public TV show Stargazers). Then on Thursdays at 3 p.m., visit their Instagram page for Constellation Station, a short and sweet kid-friendly constellation talk. In-between days? Check out this archived video on the 175th Anniversary of the Mitchell scope.
Keep Looking Up
Regas is also a co-host of the Looking Up podcast, produced by 91.7 WVXU. But while we’re all stuck at home, he’s adding to his spacy repertoire with a daily blog post called “Looking Up Tonight,” a kid-friendly guide to the skies for backyard stargazers.
Space At Home
Curious about the phases of the moon? Or how long you’d live on planet Venus? (Spoiler alert: Not long.) Take a spin through The Observatory’s Space At Home Resource Page, a handy collection of quizzes, scavenger hunts, and science experiments.
Bookmark The Observatory’s YouTube page to tour the solar system, hear about the history of the telescopes, and even learn how to make an alien.