Shows have now been added for the fall! The current planetarium show is “Solar Superstorms”. Advanced ticket is required, and the suggested donation is $10 per adult 14 and over. Click here to reserve your seat. Please note: If you arrive more than 5 minutes after the show starts, you may lose your spot.

Outdoor telescope observing will take place at sunset after the planetarium shows on Tuesday evenings, weather permitting. Be sure to check the LFOP twitter feed 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 episides 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 twitter feed for important news and updates.
You can get an idea of how clear the skies might be by clicking the chart below.


April 28, 2023
A stunning new documentary film featuring recent discoveries from the Department of Energy’s Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), an instrument on the Nicholas U....
April 28, 2023
Tuesday, May 2, 2023  - 7:30PM The new planetarium show, “5000 Eyes: Mapping the Universe with DESI”, talks about the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, and how it maps...
Oasis in Space
January 17, 2023
Oasis In Space transports the audience on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy and solar system in search of liquid water, a key ingredient for life...