Cincinnati Observatory and its collection

Cincinnati Observatory

The Cincinnati Observatory is located in Cincinnati , Ohio (United States) on top of Mount Lookout . It consists of two observatory buildings housing an 11-inch (28 cm) and 16 inch (41 cm) aperture refracting telescope . It is the oldest professional observatory in the United States. It was a key facility for astronomical research and education at the University of Cincinnati and currently operates as a 19th-century observatory. There are regular viewings through both historical telescopes as well as tours and additional programs. The observatory also has an extensive outreach program, providing astronomical education for the Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana region. The Cincinnati Observatory is a contributing property to the Observatory Historic District .

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Cincinnati Observatory
Observatory Place 3489
OH 45208 Cincinnati

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Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday at Noon, 1pm, and 2pm.




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Observatory Place 3489, Cincinnati

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