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.
Connect With Us Online
Sign up for our newsletter (Public Observatory News) for information on upcoming events.
Check out videos from our telescope on our Ustream channel with views of of the Sun, Moon, planets, and more.
Questions? Email us: SIObservatory@si.edu.