Three Ways to Go Online With The Cincinnati Observatory

Make a little space in your life with this 175-year-old local institution.

Photograph courtesy of The Cincinnati Observatory

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.

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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.

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