Planetarium shows will run start running again August 13, and the show will be Unseen Universe. Advanced ticket is required, and the optional admission fee is $10 per adult, 14 years and over. Click here to reserve your seat.  

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

Information regarding the current construction in front of LFOP can be found here.

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.


July 9, 2024
Unseen Universe gives viewers a glimpse of what scientists working together around the world are discovering about the universe beyond the visible spectrum. 
May 21, 2024
Construction is taking place outside of the Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium, but we are still open for public night! The entrance that leads straight to the...
May 14, 2024
Tuesday, May 28, 6:30-8pm in LFOP classroom -  A conversation with Dr. Graziella A. Di Tullio Zinn and Dr. Michael Faison about the role that faith plays (and doesn’t...