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Original building atop Mt. Lookout
Observatory code 765 Edit this on Wikidata
LocationCincinnati, US
Coordinates39°08′20″N 84°25′23″W / 39.139°N 84.423°W / 39.139; -84.423
Established1842
Websitehttp://www.cincinnatiobservatory.org
Telescopes
1845 Merz und MahlerRefractor
1904 Alvan Clark & SonsRefractor
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Cincinnati Observatory is located in Ohio
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Cincinnati Observatory is located in the United States
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LocationObservatory Historic District; 3489 Observatory Place, Cincinnati, Ohio
Coordinates39°8′19″N 84°25′22″W / 39.13861°N 84.42278°W / 39.13861; -84.42278Coordinates: 39°8′19″N 84°25′22″W / 39.13861°N 84.42278°W / 39.13861; -84.42278
Built1873
ArchitectSamuel Hannaford
Architectural styleGreek Revival
MPSSamuel Hannaford and Sons TR in Hamilton County
NRHP reference No.80003043
Significant dates
Added to NRHPMarch 3, 1980[1]
Designated NHLDecember 9, 1997[2]
Cincinnati Observatory is located in the United States
Cincinnati Observatory
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The Cincinnati Observatory is located in Cincinnati, Ohio (United States) on top of Mount Lookout. It consists of two observatory buildings housing an 11-inch (28 cm) and 16 inch (41 cm) aperture refracting telescope. It is the oldest professional observatory in the United States.[3] It was a key facility for astronomical research and education at the University of Cincinnati and currently operates as a 19th-century observatory. There are regular viewings through both historical telescopes as well as tours and additional programs. The observatory also has an extensive outreach program, providing astronomical education for the Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana region.[4][5]

The Cincinnati Observatory is a contributing property to the Observatory Historic District.

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ "Cincinnati Observatory". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Archived from the original on 2008-01-19. Retrieved 2008-07-02.
  3. ^ Felix Winternitz & Sacha DeVroomen Bellman (2007). Insiders' Guide to Cincinnati. Globe Pequot. p. 164. Retrieved 2013-05-08.
  4. ^ "Cincinnati Observatory".
  5. ^ "Cincinnati Observatory". Yelp. 13 September 2015.

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