The current planetarium show is “Incoming!”. Advanced ticket is required, and the optional admission fee is $10 per adult 14 years and over. Click here to reserve your seat. More shows for the spring semester will be added in the coming days.

Outdoor telescope observing will take place after sunset on Tuesday evenings, weather permitting. Be sure to check the LFOP Facebook page for the most up-to-date information. No reservations are required for outdoor observing.

Video by Andrew Hurley, Yale Office of Public Affairs and Commuincations

Please visit our YouTube page to view past episodes of our virtual planetarium shows via the link below.

Click here to check out past episodes.

The Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium is a facility of the Yale Department of Astronomy dedicated to education, public outreach, and student research.

*Be sure to check the LFOP X feed or Facebook page for important news and updates.
You can get an idea of how clear the skies might be by clicking the chart below.


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