Cincinnati Observatory Celebrates Moon Landing with Beer Tasting and Fundraiser

While outer space may be limitless, space for this event is not

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Fifty years ago, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon. And on Saturday, the country’s oldest public observatory is celebrating this giant leap by inviting guests to look at stars with a buzz of their own.

From 8 to 11 p.m. on July 20, the Cincinnati Observatory will host Celestial Sips, a fundraising event with beer tastings, star gazing and other celestial-themed activities. (Sure, it's advanced notice, but booze-themed observatory events tend to sell out quickly.)

Each guest will receive three beer tickets and access to a selection of drinks from Fifty West. There will also be astronaut food tastings and, for those wanting more down-to-earth options, heavy hors d’oeuvres.

Inner astronauts will be further awakened by Apollo 11 talks and videos, a moon rock display courtesy of NASA and a “Moon-tastic Photo Booth,” according to a press release. Weather permitting, there will be a star viewing through telescopes.

The night offers several opportunities to walk away with extraterrestrial keepsakes. Moon-themed goody bags will be handed out to all participants, and a silent auction and prize drawings will happen throughout the night.

Tickets are $75 a person or $65 for Cincinnati Observatory members. Space is limited and open only to ages 21 and up. 

The Cincinnati Observatory is located 3489 Observatory Place, Mount Lookout. RSVP here.

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