Baby Ezra, son of Lolla and Ransom model the limited-edition onesie to celebrate the Solar Eclipse on April 8.

The Christ Hospital Health Network & Cincinnati Observatory Celebrate Solar Eclipse with Special Onesie

All Babies Born on Monday, April 8 will Receive a Limited-Edition Onesie

Cincinnati (April 4, 2024) – On Monday, April 8, the world will watch as a solar eclipse passes through North America. The last time Ohio saw a solar eclipse was back in 1806 and it won’t happen again for the Buckeye State until 2099. The phenomenon will truly be a once-in-a-lifetime event.

To celebrate this generational occurrence, The Christ Hospital Health Network and the Cincinnati Observatory are partnering up. All babies born at our Mt. Auburn or Liberty Birthing Centers on the day of the solar eclipse (April 8) will receive a limited-edition “Total Eclipse from the Start” onesie, two guest passes to the Cincinnati Observatory (newborns get in free), two Total Solar Eclipse glasses and Moon Pies for the families to enjoy. While the sun won’t be shining during the eclipse, families will be beaming with pride for their Little Eclipse Chaser.

“These newborns will be a beacon of light for families during the solar eclipse,” said Leanne Olshavsky, MD, Director of Women’s Health at The Christ Hospital Health Network. “Our onesies are just another way to mark the special occasion with an event that hasn’t been seen in Ohio for more than two centuries. Congratulations to all of our families on their special day.”

"The Cincinnati Observatory is thrilled to team up with The Christ Hospital Health Network to celebrate these babies, who timed their arrival perfectly for this once-in-a-lifetime event,” said Anna Hehman, Cincinnati Observatory Executive Director. “We congratulate the families on their new arrivals and wish them all the best.”

From all of us at The Christ Hospital Health Network and the Cincinnati Observatory, congratulations to all of these families!

About The Christ Hospital Health Network

The Christ Hospital Health Network consists of an acute care hospital located in Mt. Auburn, a remote hospital location in Liberty Township, five ambulatory outpatient centers and dozens of medical offices throughout the region. For more than 130 years, The Christ Hospital has provided compassionate care to those it serves. Made up for more than 1,300 physicians and more than 6,500 team members, our mission is to improve the health of our community by providing exceptional outcomes in an affordable way. The Network was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the #1 hospital in the Cincinnati Region and named to Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals list in 2024. It is also a Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award recipient, which recognizes top-performing healthcare organizations that achieve the 95th percentile or above of performance in patient experience.

About The Cincinnati Observatory

The Cincinnati Observatory is the country's oldest public Observatory and considered the Birthplace of American Astronomy. A National Historic Landmark since 1999, the Observatory is located in Cincinnati's Mt. Lookout neighborhood. The organization's mission is to maintain the integrity and heritage of an historic 19th century observatory and to educate, engage, and inspire our community about astronomy and science. For more information, visit