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/2wPyA8Z
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: Mercury Colorful Limb | 2011 | NASA — National Aeronautics and Space Administration