Welcome

Welcome

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.

Instead, join us LIVE on Tuesdays at 7:30pm EDT for a streaming planetarium show and live Q&A with LFOP Director, Michael Fasion. 

Learn about what’s up in the sky and ask questions – all from the comfort of you own home!

Click here to join the live feed or 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.

News

January 14, 2020
Phantom of the Universe is a new planetarium show that will showcase an exciting exploration of dark matter, from the Big Bang to its anticipated discovery at the Large...
November 11, 2019
Join us at the observatory on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 10:00 am (weather permitting) to view the Transit of Mercury across the Sun. Our Reed 8-inch telescope will be...
August 30, 2019
Dynamic Earth explores the inner workings of Earth’s great life support system: the global climate. With visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced...