Night Skies in the Observatory at The Franklin Institute

Date/Time

Sep 11, 2018
07:00 PM until 10:00 PM

Description

Join us for an evening of ‘out of this world’ astronomy activities hosted by Franklin Institute Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts. ‘Night Skies at the Observatory’ is a monthly stargazing event connecting you to celestial objects in the night sky including stars, planets, and nebulae using telescopes in Bloom Observatory and at ‘Ben’s Starlight Lounge’ on our 5th floor rooftop observation deck, featuring a cash bar. Build your own experience from any combination of planetarium shows, a live science talk on astronomy or space science, hands-on astronomy activities and continuous telescopic observing all evening (weather permitting). The program is staffed with knowledgeable observers and free star maps are provided.

 

NIGHT SKIES TIPS

•    Observatory and telescope viewing are weather permitting.

•    Planetarium shows and talks have limited seating and are on a first-come, first-served basis. The Planetarium and Theater will open 15 minutes before show times.

FOOD & DRINK

•    Thirsty? There is a fifth floor bar in the lounge; cash and credits cards are accepted.

•    The bar does not sell food but there are vending machines located on the first floor.

Cost

$10 for Non-Members, $5 for Members

Location

View map The Franklin Institute
222 N 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

Phone

215-448-1200

Contact name

The Franklin Institute

Contact email

guestservices@fi.edu

Neighborhood:

Philadelphia

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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