General Info

Floor Plan


  • Fully handicap accessible
  • Parking for approximately 50 cars included
  • Coatroom
  • Restrooms
  • Building capacity 100 people
  • Best for parties of 50-100 people or meetings of 50-70 people
  • Excellent electrical outlets
  • Farnam Gardens on south side of building
  • Excellent flow between rooms
  • Limited kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator/Freezer in back foyer
  • (10) 6’ x 30” tables available (4-grey tops&rounded edges, 2-brown tops, 4-square edges – heavy)
  • (3) 8’ x 36” tables available (computer ready)
  • Essential custodial and grounds keeping included
  • All catering supplies must be cleaned up and removed from the building within the rental time period.
  • Lessee/Caterer must remove trash (dumpster on left side of building)
  • Yale staff member must present at all times
  • Control room/Warm Room is not available for events
  • No red wine/red grape juice or chocolate cake
  • Event set-up & clean-up is 1 hour on each end of event

Exhibit Hall/Lecture Hall

  • South side of building
  • Available space: dimensions: 29’ x 32’
  • Dark gray walls, tan w/brown border carpet
  • 70 comfortable chairs for lecture arrangement (removable)
  • (5) 6’ tables fit comfortably w/6 lecture style chairs around each table
  • Historical instruments on exhibit from the Peabody Museum
  • Projector and screen
  • White board
  • Podium
  • Microphone and speaker
  • Wifi
  • Food and drink permitted – no red wine/grape juice or chocolate cake allowed


  • Between exhibit hall and planetarium, access to both areas, entrance doors, and restrooms
  • Room dimensions: 53’ x 12’
  • Food and drink permitted – no red wine/grape juice or chocolate cake allowed


  • North side of building
  • Capacity 50 people, 50 comfortable chairs (removable)
  • 30’ diameter dome
  • Spitz digital ScidomeHD planetarium
  • Excellent sound system including iPod dock
  • 8’ by 16’ dance floor available
  • Food and drink not permitted (no exceptions)

Observing deck

  • South side of building off exhibit hall
  • Area dimensions: 25’x30’, tent area 24’x27’ (responsibility of Lessee to arrange and be present, if necessary, for set-up and break-down)
  • Electrical outlets
  • Two telescope domes (East Dome is available for public observing)
  • 16” and 8” telescopes, several smaller telescopes
  • Telescope observing, weather permitting 
  • Telescope viewing never guaranteed (due to weather)