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 us on Twitter @SIObservatory for weather and closure updates or 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.
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.
Questions? Email us: SIObservatory@si.edu.