• Cincinnati Observatory

    From Margaerynne@21:2/138 to All on Mon Nov 21 19:59:53 2022

    This is more History of Astronomy than astronomy itself, but if anyone is in Cincinnati(, OH, USA), they should absolutely check out the old observatory there.

    It's the oldest observatory building in the United States (1877), the second oldest observatory organization in the US and one of the only places you can use a Victorian-era telescope for free.
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  • From Codefenix@21:4/141 to Margaerynne on Wed Nov 23 10:46:52 2022
    Re: Cincinnati Observatory
    By: Margaerynne to All on Mon Nov 21 2022 07:59 pm

    This is more History of Astronomy than astronomy itself, but if anyone is in Cincinnati(, OH, USA), they should absolutely check out the old observatory there.

    Thanks for the tip. I live on the other side of the state in Canton. Will have to check that out next time I'm in that area.

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  • From Blue White@21:4/134 to Margaerynne on Wed Nov 23 16:15:39 2022
    Margaerynne wrote to All <=-

    This is more History of Astronomy than astronomy itself, but if anyone
    is in Cincinnati(, OH, USA), they should absolutely check out the old observatory there.

    It's the oldest observatory building in the United States (1877), the second oldest observatory organization in the US and one of the only places you can use a Victorian-era telescope for free. --- SBBSecho

    I will have to check that out the next time I am up there. Thanks!



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  • From Commodore Clifford@21:3/171 to Margaerynne on Tue Dec 6 17:16:28 2022
    On 21 Nov 22 19:59:53 Margaerynne wrote...


    This is more History of Astronomy than astronomy itself, but if
    anyone is in Cincinnati(, OH, USA), they should absolutely check out
    the old observatory there.

    It's the oldest observatory building in the United States (1877),
    the second oldest observatory organization in the US and one of the
    only places you can use a Victorian-era telescope for free. ---
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    To which Commodore Clifford replies...

    Thanks for this... I'm in the Akron area, but that still sounds like a
    great day trip.

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  • From Alonzo@21:1/130 to Commodore Clifford on Sat Dec 10 09:23:11 2022
    I live in the greater Cincinnati area. Where is this observatory located? It sounds like something I would like to check out.

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  • From Commodore Clifford@21:3/171 to Alonzo on Sat Dec 10 15:13:14 2022
    On 10 Dec 22 09:23:11 Alonzo wrote...

    I live in the greater Cincinnati area. Where is this observatory
    located? It sounds like something I would like to check out.

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    To which Commodore Clifford replies...

    I wasn't the OP... but to help out a fellow Ohioan....

    https://www.cincinnatiobservatory.org/home/

    And google lists the address as

    3489 Observatory Pl, Cincinnati, OH 45208

    Also has a Wikipedia page....

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cincinnati_Observatory

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  • From Margaerynne@21:2/138 to Alonzo on Sun Dec 11 20:23:35 2022
    Re: Re: Cincinnati Observatory
    By: Alonzo to Commodore Clifford on Sat Dec 10 2022 09:23 am

    I live in the greater Cincinnati area. Where is this observatory located? It sounds like something I would like to
    check out.

    It's over on Mt. Lookout, near Ault Park (due south of Oakley, basically).

    They do several 'after dark' events, which are fantastic, but the institution itself is beautiful enough to warrant a day trip.


    For a fun local fact, Mt. Adams is so named because John Quincy laid the cornerstone on the original observatory building. Mt. Lookout, where the observatory currently sits, is named for the obvious.
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