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Emily Lakdawalla at ScopeOut

Cincinnati, Ohio

The Cincinnati Observatory celebrates the telescope with an all-day (and all night) open house called ScopeOut.

ScopeOut is an opportunity for people of all ages to look at the latest and greatest astronomical equipment offered by local and national vendors. Activities include, classes, educational materials for teachers, kid's space crafts, safe viewing of the Sun, swap table, meteorites, tours of our historic buildings and more astronomical door prizes than you can imagine.


  • 12pm to 5pm - Main displays, Classes, and Tours - $7/adults, $5/kids.
  • 6pm to 7pm - Dinner (reservations recommended) - $25/person includes Lecture.
  • 7:30pm to 8:30pm - Keynote Lecture by the Dr. Emily Lakdawalla, the Planetary Society (reservations required)
  • 9pm to 11pm - Viewing through the old telescopes (weather permitting) -$5 suggested donation.

Click here for tickets the official ScopeOut website.

Note: This event is not sponsored by The Planetary Society. The Society has no control over, or responsibility for, the content or operation of events sponsored by other organizations. All inquires should be directed to Dean Regas, Outreach Astronomer.


Emily Lakdawalla at ScopeOut
September 14, 2013, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
The Cincinnati Observatory
3489 Observatory Place
Cincinnati, Ohio 45208

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Please direct all inquiries about this event to Dean Regas, Outreach Astronomer at For phone inquiries, call (513) 321-5186.

Planetary Society Senior Editor Emily Lakdawalla will present the keynote address at the Cincinnati Observatory's Telescope Festival. She'll share tales and images from current robotic missions across the solar system.
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