View the Sun with our Safe Telescopes

Wednesday-Saturday, 12:00-3:00 pm (weather permitting)
Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory
Free

Become an astronomer using our solar-filtered telescopes. We will be there to help you observe the Sun, Moon, and other objects in space, as well as answer any questions you have.

  • Our Observatory is free.
  • We are open to the public, weather permitting.
  • Follow @airandspace on Twitter for weather and closure updates, or ask at the Museum's Welcome Center.

Accessibility: The Observatory dome and terrace are accessible via ramp or steps. Written and touchable explanatory materials are available. 

Questions? Email us: SIObservatory@si.edu