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Mount Lookout :: Noteworthy

Mount Lookout Noteworthy ObservatoryThe Cincinnati Observatory Center has been dedicated to the study and practice of astronomy since its conception in 1842. Originally built on Mt. Ida (now Mt. Adams), the facility came under the control of the University of Cincinnati and was moved to its current location in Mt. Lookout in 1873.

Winner of Astronomy magazine's 2008 Out-of-This-World Award for outstanding programming, the Center houses the oldest telescope in continuous use in the U.S. There are free or low-fee ($5) lectures and telescope viewings on most Thursday and Friday evenings, and public stargazing one Saturday evening per month.

The Center works with local educators and serves as a community-wide resource for astronomical knowledge and experience. Standing in the beautiful, nineteenth century building as the dome is opened, and then climbing to the platform to gaze through the large telescope at the wonders of the night sky, is an experience that is, quite simply, unforgettable.


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Home of Cincinnati's sixteen inch astronomic telescope and Ault park, Mt. Lookout boasts locally owned one of a kind specialty shops as well as upscale restaurants, and neighborhood watering holes.

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Nestled away in the hills of Mount Lookout, I suppose it's rather easy to overlook, but that was sort of the idea back in 1873, when the observatory moved from Mount Adams to the then-isolated hills of Mount Lookout.

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Mt. Lookout, one of the city's most sought after addresses, has much to recommend it. There's Ault Park, the crowning jewel of the city's park district... The streets are lined with shady trees and well-kept homes.

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