Stargaze at the Observatory

Cancelled due to clouds
April 7, 2018 | 8:30pm - 11:30pm
Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory

Cancelled due to clouds.

Stargaze with us in celebration of Yuri's Night, marking the anniversary of the flight of the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin. Our staff will be there to help you use our telescopes and answer questions about the Moon, planets, stars, and more.


  • Stargazing is free and open to the public
  • It is weather permitting. Check @SIObservatory or call 202.633.2517 for weather updates
  • We are accessible via ramps or steps

Connect With Us Online

Check out the Observatory's Ustream channel for a live telescope view during our open hours, when available, as well as archived videos of the Sun, Moon, planets, and more. You can also sign up for our newsletter to find out more about other Observatory events.

For more Yuri's Night activities, purchase tickets to 2001: A Space Party. Attendees to 2001: A Space Party are welcome to attend stargazing throughout the night.