Astronomical Observing

Observe the heavens during the daytime or night with Museum staff!

Saturday Star Party

Saturday Star Party
Sky Meadows State Park, near Paris, Virginia

Join star party host Sean O'Brien and amateur astronomers for astronomical observing under dark, star-filled skies, away from city lights. 

4:30 pm to 7:30 pm on the following dates:

7:30 pm to 10:30 pm on the following dates:

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on the following dates:

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm on the following dates:

3:00 pm to 10:00 pm on the following dates:

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm on the following dates:

Public Observatory

Stargazing at the Public Observatory
Museum in Washington, DC

The National Air and Space Museum’s Public Observatory will be open for special nighttime stargazing. Do not miss this chance to see an array of celestial objects through a powerful professional telescope as well as additional portable telescopes.

8:30 pm to 10:00 pm on the following dates:

9:00 pm to 10:00 pm on the following dates: