Due to COVID-19, the Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium will be closed for public night until further notice. Updates will be posted on the LFOP twitter feed.

Join us for an outdoor session on the LFOP observing deck on Tuesdays, (weather permitting) from 7:00pm to 8:30pm EST. Visitors will need to line-up in a socially-distanced queue and wear masks. We also ask visitors to not touch the telescopes. As always, public observing is a free event and open to everyone.

In-person Planetarium shows are still on-hold as the LFOP building and domes remain closed to the public. In the meantime, 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.


May 11, 2021
Join us LIVE on Tuesday May 11th at 8:30pm, as our guest, Yale Astronomy Ph.D. candidate Malena Rice, talks about Planet Nine -  “Planet Nine and Neighbors: Searching for the...
March 15, 2021
Join us live on Tuesday March 16th, 7pm for a presentation by Yale Astronomy Ph.D. Candidate, Aritra Ghosh.
November 17, 2020
Our Tuesday evening live-stream planetarium shows are on break until January 2021. You can catch up on pre-recorded episodes, and other videos on our YouTube channel. Just...