Greater Cincinnati Is Now Home To Three Different Observatories

Nov 11, 2015

Now star gazers in Greater Cincinnati can explore the night sky from three local observatories.
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The Cincinnati Observatory Center was the first public observatory in the Western Hemisphere, and is known as “The Birthplace of American Astronomy.” Today Greater Cincinnati is home to three observatories.

Joining us to discuss our fascination with the night sky are chair of the Northern Kentucky University Physics, Geology and Engineering Department and manager of the recently-opened NKU Schneider Observatory, Dr. Michael Roth; Thomas More College Assistant Professor of Math and Physics, Dr. Wes Ryle, who manages the BB&T Observatory at TMC; and Cincinnati Observatory Assistant Director and Outreach Astronomer, and co-host of the popular PBS series Star Gazers, Dean Regas.

The Cincinnati Observatory is gathering the best meteorite collections in the Tri-state for the public to explore at the Observatory on Saturday, November 14, from 7 to 10 p.m. For more information about the event, Meet the Meteorite, click here. On Saturday, November 21, Dr. Wes Ryle will present Our Sun: Friend and Foe at the BB&T Observatory at TMC. For information, click here.