Bring your family and friends to see the stars, planets, the moon and more! 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'll view and learn about the stars as they appear on the current day. During private events, we can even journey back in time to view the night sky as it was on a date that's meaningful to you and your group--like a birthday, wedding day, or other special event. With Talcott's vast array of telescopes, you'll 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.


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Have a special occasion coming up? Looking for a fun night out with friends or colleagues? Call us to schedule a private viewing night for your group! Private Skygazing events are perfect for scout and youth groups, too. Call 860-677-8571 for more information*.

*Scheduling is now closed for FALL 2023 private events. Feel free to inquire if you are considering an event for Spring 2023.


All Skygazing events are RSVP only and must be paid in advance. We strongly suggest masks be worn while indoors for the planetarium program. 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. If the weather is not conducive to viewing on a scheduled Skygazing night, all registered participants will be notified by noon the day of the event.