Dean Regas http://wvxu.org en Celebrating Celestial Summers at The Cincinnati Observatory http://wvxu.org/post/celebrating-celestial-summers-cincinnati-observatory <p><strong><a href="http://www.cincinnatiobservatory.org/" target="_blank">The Cincinnati Observatory</a></strong>, 'The Birthplace of American Astronomy' and home to the oldest professional telescope in the US, is always a wonderful destination for anyone, of any age, who is curious about science, astronomy and the world around them.</p><p>This summer, the observatory has several activities lined up to engage, entertain and enlighten those interested in the sun, the moon, Saturn - and other cosmic entities that make up our own solar system.</p><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:05:25 +0000 Jim Nolan 27951 at http://wvxu.org Celebrating Celestial Summers at The Cincinnati Observatory Meteorites Through the Observatory Lens http://wvxu.org/post/meteorites-through-observatory-lens <p></p><p> Sun, 03 Nov 2013 11:30:05 +0000 Mark Perzel 19176 at http://wvxu.org Meteorites Through the Observatory Lens Micro meteors will light up the night sky this weekend http://wvxu.org/post/micro-meteors-will-light-night-sky-weekend <p>Pull out a comfy lawn chair, grab some snacks and face to the east this weekend for a view of the annual Perseid&nbsp; meteor shower.&nbsp; Cincinnati Observatory Outreach Astronomer Dean Regas said the meteors are about the size of a grain of sand and hit the earth's atmosphere at more than 100,000 miles per hour.&nbsp; They reach 3,000 degrees fahrenheit, producing the flash of light you see.&nbsp;</p><p>"The only trick is, you have to be up pretty early in the morning to see most of them, usually between 2 and 5 a.m., which is a little early for most folks," said Regas.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 17:08:43 +0000 Mark Heyne 15994 at http://wvxu.org Micro meteors will light up the night sky this weekend How Cincinnati became the "Birthplace of American Astronomy." http://wvxu.org/post/how-cincinnati-became-birthplace-american-astronomy <P><A href="http://www.cincinnatiobservatory.org/">The Cincinnati Observatory </A>is celebrating an anniversary this weekend. It was 168 years ago that a prominent Cincinnatian made the city the "<STRONG>Birthplace of American Astronomy</STRONG>."</P> <P align=left><A href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ormsby_M._Mitchel">Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel </A>must have been a pretty convincing guy. In the mid-1800s he went door to door to collect 25 dollar donations for a telescope and observatory. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Ann Thompson 11357 at http://wvxu.org How Cincinnati became the "Birthplace of American Astronomy." The House of 'WOW!' http://wvxu.org/post/house-wow <p>Dean Regas is the Outreach Astronomer for <strong><a href="http://www.cincinnatiobservatory.org/" target="_blank">The Cincinnati Observatory</a></strong> in Mt. Lookout.&nbsp; The observatory is home to, among other things,<strong> the oldest telescope in the United States</strong> which is still in use on a daily basis.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 21:16:32 +0000 Jim Nolan 7914 at http://wvxu.org The House of 'WOW!'