Night Skies in the Observatory

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

  • Adults
  • Families
  • Evening
  • Members
  • Public

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.


"Seeing our Universe with New Eyes"
Special Guest Speaker — Kimberly Arcand, Visualization Lead for NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory

The intersection of digital imaging, data visualization, and increasing sophistication in telescopes has completely revolutionized how humans 'see' our universe. Kimberly Arcand is a leader in the field of science visualization and uses these tools to provide a new way for astronomers to interpret the data collected, often revealing results difficult to obtain in any other way. Tonight she'll show how it's done and what has been learned about our incredible Universe.

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Ticket Prices:

$10 for Non-Members

$5 for Members