Welcome

Welcome

The Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium is a facility of the Yale Department of Astronomy dedicated to education, public outreach, and student research.

Every Tuesday night, the Leitner Observatory presents shows in the planetarium theater which are open to the public. Following the show on Tuesday nights (weather permitting*), participants are invited to observe the night sky through one of the Observatory’s telescopes.

*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

November 13, 2018
Dr. Christopher Spalding presents… Upside-down, Inside-out Solar Systems: the Weirdest Worlds within the Cosmos...
September 25, 2018
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...
May 24, 2018
The impulse to strike out into the unknown, to see what’s over the horizon… is as old as humanity. Today, a whole new horizon beckons. Scientists now believe that our galaxy...