Ohio under the stars


Main Observatory Building – Cincinnati Observatory Center

This site is a place where visitors may see and learn about the rich astronomical heritage of the state of Ohio. This Great Lakes state is not known for many days of crystalline skies, and yet several outstanding observatories have been built here and equipped with their day’s cutting-edge telescopes. Two of the oldest observatories in the nation still stand in Ohio! Astronomy is not all in the state’s past, however, and our love of the celestial realm is easily seen in the many observatories still in operation and in a growing “dark skies” movement. This site is under active construction so please check back and see what has been added. You may be surprised! — James Guilford

To see individual descriptions of Ohio’s observatories and a growing collection of photographs, select from among the page links you see in the right-hand margin of this page.


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