Become an astronomer and observe the skies with a telescope, even during the day!
View the Sun safely using the Observatory's solar-filtered telescopes. Knowledgeable staff will be present to answer questions and guide observing. Sometimes additional daytime objects, including the Moon and Venus, may be in the sky for observing.
Online visitors are invited to check the Observatory's Ustream channel for a live telescope view during our open hours, when available, and archived videos of the Sun, Moon, planets, and more.
The Observatory is free and open to the public during posted hours, weather permitting. For weather and closure updates, check @SIObservatory or ask at the Welcome Center when you arrive at the Museum.
Accessibility: The Observatory dome and terrace are accessible via ramp or steps. Written and touchable explanatory materials are available.