Celebrate the summer solstice with us at our Public Observatory. Join fellow stargazers to observe planets, the Moon, and other objects in space through our telescopes. 

  • Our Observatory is free.
  • We are open to the public weather permitting.
  • Our Observatory dome and terrace are accessible via ramp or steps. 

Join us for other events as part of our Solstice Saturday at Air and Space, happening all day and night!

Connect With Us Online

Sign up for our newsletter (Public Observatory News) for information on upcoming events.

Check out our live telescope feed on our Ustream channel to see video of the Sun, Moon, planets, and more.

Follow us on Twitter @SIObservatory for weather and closure updates 

Questions? Email us: SIObservatory@si.edu

Astronomy Moon (Earth) Solar System Telescopes
How to attend

Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory