Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
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.
Seating is on a first come first served basis with doors opening 15 minutes before show time
7:15 pm – The Sky Tonight (40 min)
8:15 pm – To Space and Back (30 min)
9:15 pm – The Sky Tonight (40 min)
Franklin Theater’s Science Talk
8:00 pm – Let’s All Go To Space! (60 min)
Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides & Clare Pelly - The means and cost to get ourselves into space is changing rapidly. The changes are opening the space frontier to many more people than ever before and the Virgin Galactic company is leading the charge. Hidalgo-Whitesides and Pelly are revolutionaries, pushing the envelope of future space exploration in novel ways that will forever change how we think of going to space.
ASTRONOMY VIEWING FROM 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Telescope viewing is weather permitting
FLOOR 4 - Joel N. Bloom Observatory
FLOOR 5 - Roof Deck
Telescopes and city views
Night Sky Targets: Saturn and Mars along with objects in the Cygnus, Lyra, Aquila, Sagittarius, Pegasus, and Andromeda.
FOOD & DRINK
Thirsty? There is a bar in the lounge on Floor 5; cash and credits cards are accepted
Hungry? The Atrium Café on Floor 2 is open from 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Join us at our next Nights Skies on November 13, 2018 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm
$10 for Non-Members
$5 for Members