Cincinnati Observatory

cincinnati-observatoryRegular admission to the Cincinnati Observatory Centre is a suggested donation of $5/person.

  • Open Monday through Friday from Noon to 4pm and most Thrusday and Friday nights by reservation.
  • Location: (Map It) 3489 Observatory Place in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Phone: 513-321-5186
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Cincinnati Observatory Centre in Cincinnati:  Come see the stars. And I don’t mean Hollywood’s. Hey, you may even make a discovery of a new planet, see a meteor or just star-gaze at the constellations. In any case, Cincinnati Observatory was the first professional observatory in the country.  Situated atop the rolling hillsides of Mt.Lookout, the Observatory is home to the world’s oldest telescope still in use nightly by the general public. Two picturesque National Historic Landmark buildings feature one designed in 1873 by Samuel Hannaford, which complements the institution’s park-like setting.