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.
Classical WETA 90.9 FM showcases notable new (or newly reissued) CDs each week. Hear selections from the CD on-air throughout the week, and check online to learn more about the artist and the music.Learn more →
Historian Garrett Peck discusses the history of brewing in the nation's capital. D.C.'s beer heritage dates back to 1770 and claims some very innovative brewers.Watch now →