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I was on my way back to Indianapolis from a business trip and my GPS took me through and area called "Mount Lookout" which got me thinking "I wonder if there's a lookout?" hmmm... so then I end up on a street (again GPS) called...More
We went for an after hours event. Lots of large telescopes out to view Mars, Saturn and Jupiter. We also waited in a LONG line to see Saturn in the observatory using the oldest telescope in the United States.
Educational and pleasant tour. $ 5 admission is a great value . Excellent resource for historic and scientific material. Be sure to see the clock room. See the 1840 telescope and the 1904 also still in use both working with extreme accuracy. Also ask to...More
We were so excited about this trip and it was such a let down. We got to see the telescopes but because of the clouds we weren't able to see through it. I thought we would get a tour of the museum seeing as how...More
I can’t believe I’ve lived in Cincinnati for almost 13 years and I had never been to the observatory. What a hidden gem! So glad I finally took the time to visit.
We went on a Thursday for one of their shows. It starts with...More
As a traveler, I find that way too often, museums and attractions close at 5 p.m. So I was glad to find a program at the observatory we could attend in the evening.
This historic observatory is located in parklike setting atop a hill in...More
The grounds are beautiful, as are the buildings. We went during a special event to celebrate the viewing of Saturn. It was quite busy, and we had a very long wait to view the planet from each of the historical telescopes. However, there were also...More
What an amazing place! As a Cincinnati native, I am embarrassed to admit I had never been to the Observatory while I lived there yet I am happy to know this rare gem still exists in the city. Rich in history of the city, this...More
We enjoyed the lecture and the tour. The view through the telescope was cool. The history of the observatory was fascinating too. We really enjoyed the impromptu viewing from the groups outside. It was a great date night.