Mars Hill Academy Students Visit Cincinnati Observatory

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Sixth grade students exam a telescope at the Cincinnati Observatory.

MASON, OH --Mars Hill Academy sixth grade students visited the Cincinnati Observatory, which is home to the nation's oldest public telescope. In addition to touring the historic observatory, they explored topics in astronomy and created a model comet using water, dirt, and several household materials. They also examined the two large refracting telescopes and used the pulleys and gear system to open the viewing domes.

Mars Hill Academy sixth grade students gather for a picture outside the Cincinnati Observatory.

Story and Photos Courtesy of Lisa Knodel

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