This stargazing event will be held if weather conditions permit. For weather and closure updates, check @SIObservatory, call 202.633.2517 the day of the event, or ask at the Welcome Center when you arrive at the Museum.
Online visitors are invited to check 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.
Join us for other observing programs, and sign up for the Observatory newsletter (select Public Observatory News) to get notified about upcoming special events!
Accessibility: The Observatory dome and terrace are accessible via ramp or steps. Written and touchable explanatory materials are available.
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