Nov 13, 2018 | 7:00 PM | Tuesday

Tue Nov 13, 7:00 PM - Tue Nov 13, 10:00 PM
222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Community: Center City



The observatory includes five rooftops telescope through which guests can observe far away planets, star and nebulae. The evening is hosted by the Franklin Institute's Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts. Join us now!

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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 or 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 presentation 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.

Tickets at $10 for the general public and $5 for members. Details here:

The 2018 Schedule for Night Skies in the Observatory:

January 9, 2018

February 13, 2018

Mach 6, 2018

April 10, 2018

May 22, 2018

June 12, 2018

July 10, 2018 [SOLD OUT]

August 14, 2018 [SOLD OUT]

September 11, 2018

October 9, 2018

November 13, 2018

IMAGE: Triptych of the Moon | 1999 | NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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