Local Observatories, Planetaria, and Clubs
Where Else Can I Look Through a Telescope?
Unfortunately our public tours often fill up many weeks in advance of a particular date, and the weather is always a potential issue, with cloudy nights hampering the view through our vintage 1895 Alvan Clark/George Saegmüller refractor. Fortunately, the Washington area is home to many professional and amateur astronomy groups and facilities, many of which offer regularly scheduled public observing nights. Here are some links to these organizations.
Observatories and Planetariums
Amateur Astronomy Clubs