Night Skies in the Joel N. Bloom Observatory

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm


  • Educators
  • Evening
  • Members
  • Public

Star Shenanigans and Superlatives  8:15pm Presentation

The stars we see at night seem very well behaved; shining with a steady dependable light. But did you know that many stars live very extreme lives from very small and cold to unbelievably big and hot; from stable to wildly variable and explosive. Come see which ones have the most exciting - but maybe short – lives!

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 a Fels Planetarium show 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. 

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Ticket Prices:

$5.00 Per Person

Free for Members