Safely look at the Sun and its features—such as sunspots and prominences—through a special set of filters on our telescope.
Take a closer look at the Sun
The Observatory is open to museum visitors every Saturday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, weather permitting. Admission is included with Science Center admission.
Phone 410-545-2999 after 12:00 PM on Saturdays to find out if the Observatory will be open that day.
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