Bring your family and friends to see the stars, planets, the moon and more! Talcott's astronomers will fascinate you with the stories and mythological lore of the night sky. From our mountaintop vantage point comes an unobstructed view of the celestial sphere. Our planetarium is the largest of its kind in Connecticut where you can view the present or journey back in time. With Talcott's vast array of telescopes, you can peer deep into the past as you view distant planets, stars and galaxies that may be thousands of light-years away.
Viewings will be planned around upcoming celestial phenomena such as meteor showers, comets, eclipses and conjunctions of the planets. All scheduled events are subject to change due to inclement weather. Private viewings may be scheduled for scout groups or private parties of 20 or more.
CHANGES DUE TO COVID-19: All 2021 Skygazing events are RSVP only and must be paid in advance. Programs will include outdoor viewing only. No planetarium programs are being held at this time. Because our events are dependent upon clear skies-- and New England weather is notoriously unpredictable--programs may be announced with only one or two days' notice.
We are currently inviting individuals to join our waitlist to be notified of upcoming events. The event will only be announced publicly if space is still available after all waitlist families have been contacted. To add your name to our waitlist, please email us or call Lexi at 860-677-8571.
For more information about private events, please email Christine or call 860.677.8571 x220.