Night Skies in the Joel N. Bloom Observatory

Mercury

Tuesday, May 14, 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.

Planetarium Shows
7:15 pm The Sky Tonight
8:15 pm To Space and Back
9:15 pm The Sky Tonight

Science Talk
8:00 pm Global Warming Demystified, with Jeff Bennett

Astrophysicist and author Jeffrey Bennett, winner of the American Institute of Physics Science Communication Award, has been teaching about global warming for more than 30 years. He is the lead author of college textbooks in astronomy, astrobiology, mathematics, and statistics, of six critically acclaimed books for the public, and of a children’s series selected as the first books to be read aloud from the International Space Station for “Story Time From Space.”

 

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Stay tuned for more details. Each month features different activities, talks, and shows!