Planetarium Shows

Planetarium Shows and Public Observing
Every Tuesday night, 7 p.m. & 8 p.m.; public observing beginning at 9 p.m. (weather permitting)
Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium

Every Tuesday night visitors to the Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium are whisked off to the cosmos in our new high definition digital theater planetarium. There are two shows every Tuesday night, at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., followed by telescope observing (weather permitting). The 7 p.m. show, “Sky Quest,” follows a young woman on her journey to explore the night sky and is especially suitable for families with children. The 8 p.m. show, “Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity,” explores these strange object from which nothing – not even light – can escape. Both shows start with a live demonstration of celestial objects currently visible in the night sky. Shows last approximately 45 minutes and are free of charge. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

On clear nights following planetarium shows, telescopes are available for observing.

ongoing events

Planetarium Shows and Public Observing
Tuesdays, 7 p.m. & 8 p.m.; public observing at 9 p.m.
Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium

Public Lecture Series
Yale astronomers discuss the hottest topics of the day
First Tuesday of every month
Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium

Podcasts on iTunes

Mapping Dark Matter: What it Tells Us About the Universe

Discovery of the Biggest "Small" Black Hole

"Cosmic Ghost" Discovered by Volunteer Astronomer

The Mysteries of Dark Energy

Web Users Write 'Hitchkiker's Guide to the Galaxies'