MOUNT LOOKOUT, OH (FOX19) - The Cincinnati Observatory is celebrating 168 years of bringing the latest and greatest in Astronomy to local residents.
The Observatory is holding an event on Sunday, April 14 from 8pm - 10pm to help the public learn the story of the people who made Cincinnati the "Birthplcae of American Astronomy."
On April 14, 1845, in the gray of a lingering twilight, Observatory founder Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel took his first look through the Great Cincinnati Telescope, the 3rd largest in the World. He saw the Moon, "her mountain heights, her rocky precipices and her dells", Jupiter, "globe of surpassing splendor", the Saturnian system, "the mind over whelmed in wonder and astonishment."
Reservations are not needed for this event.
The event is $7 dollars per person and free for Observatory members.