Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel http://wvxu.org en 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."