The current planetarium show is “Faster than Light. Advanced ticket is required, and the suggested donation is $10 per adult 14 and over. Click here to reserve your seat. Please keep in mind that if you arrive more than 5 minutes after the show starts, you may lose your spot.

Outdoor telescope observing will take place at sunset 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.

Note: The LFOP will be closed to the public Dec. 20, 2023 through Jan. 22, 2024.

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 twitter feed 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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