This event has been cancelled. Night Skies in the Observatory will return in 2018. Stay tuned to our website and social media for next year's calendar, which will be released soon.
Hosted by Franklin Institute Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts, Night Skies in the Observatory is a monthly stargazing event held in the Joel N. Bloom Observatory. View celestial objects in the night sky, including stars, planets, nebulae, and if conditions are right, a galaxy or two, from 5 different rooftop telescopes in the Observatory. The evening includes shows in the Fels Planetarium and a lecture or presentation appropriate for ages 8 and up on an astronomical or space science topic. The Observatory is staffed with knowledgeable observers and free star maps are provided.
Night Skies in the Observatory is $5 for Institute members and $10 for non-members. Details here: bit.ly/2wPBN8v
Due to the popularity of this event, we strongly recommend that you purchase tickets in advance as capacity is limited and it may sell out.
IMAGE: Mimas (Moon of Saturn) from NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn | 2010 | NASA — National Aeronautics and Space Administration