Cincinnati Observatory Center

3489 Observatory Pl, Cincinnati, OH 45208
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Our missionThe mission of the Cincinnati Observatory is to maintain the integrity and heritage of an historic 19th century observatory and to educate, engage, and inspire our community about astronomy and science.

Cincinnati Observatory Center

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Volunteers can assist the Observatory by performing a variety of tasks including greeting visitors, taking admissions, helping in the gift shop, helping in the dome, or pointing telescopes
  • Occasional, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Virtual, Event support, Indoor, Outdoor
  • Formal
  • Evenings, Weekends
How you helpThe Observatory’s educational program utilizes the Observatory and equipment for its STEM support in local K-12 schools. The visitors to the Observatory averages over 30,000 per year. A committed core of over 50 volunteers contributes many thousand hours of voluntary service to the observatory.
About usThe Cincinnati Observatory is the center for education, history, and inspiration. The Cincinnati Observatory Center is known as ‘The Birthplace of American Astronomy.’ It houses one of the oldest working telescopes and was the first public observatory in the western hemisphere. Recently restored to its original beauty, the Observatory is a fully functioning 19th century observatory used daily by the public and amateur astronomers.
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