Stargaze with us! Our staff will be there to help you use our telescopes and answer questions about the Moon, planets, stars, and more.

Guests at the evening’s lecture can visit the Observatory after the lecture concludes.  Attendance at the lecture is free and tickets are required.


  • Stargazing is free and open to the public.  No tickets are required.
  • It is weather permitting. See the Welcome Center or call 202.633.2517 for updates
  • We are accessible via ramps or steps


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