Young Astronomers

Mon, 07/30/2018

Leitner Family Observatory & Planetarium is available to area school groups. Students will be able to look through telescopes and learn about astronomy from our grad students and faculty.

Solar Eclipse - August 21, 2017

Mon, 08/21/2017

Hundreds of people gathered at Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium on August 21, 2017 to view the (partial) solar eclipse. Special veiwing glasses were handed out to several lucky attendees, while others were inovative and created their own viewing devices out of cereal boxes and colanders.

Transit of Venus - June 6, 2012

Fri, 07/06/2012

A croud gathered at the Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium to view the last transit of Venus  on June 5 and 6, 2012. This was the last Venus transit of the 21st century; the prior transit took place on 8 June 2004. The previous pair of transits were in December 1874 and December 1882. The next transits of Venus will take place on 10–11 December 2117, and 8 December 2125.