Night Skies in the Joel N. Bloom Observatory

Join us for Night Skies in the Observatory at The Franklin Institute

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 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. Build your own experience from any combination of planetarium shows, a live science talk 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.

Special Guest: Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi

Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi, astrophysicist, inventor, and co-host of the Science Channel’s Outrageous Acts of Science joins us for a lively space chat on some of the most perplexing paradoxes of the universe, the possibility of life on other planets, and why he believes his unlikely personal path can inspire the next generation of scientists.

Dr. Oluseyi, the Distinguished Professor of Research at Florida Institute of Technology, and Space Sciences Education Manager for NASA, is a compelling and humorous presenter whose engaging and creative personality has catapulted him to fame as a highly effective science educator and communicator.

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