Night Skies @ Home With Derrick Pitts

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Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 7:45pm to 8:45pm

Go LIVE with our Chief Astronomer! Join us on Facebook the first Thursday of the month at 7:45 PM.

Look to the sky. Find your direction. Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts invites stargazers of all ages to step outside and join him for the first in a series of night sky tours from home. Amateur astronomers, guided by our very own @coolastronomer, will tour the cosmos, stare at the stars, and be amazed by astronomy—no telescopes needed.

How do I recognize a planet? How can I spot the International Space Station? How does the sky move? What type of stars can I see? How do I begin looking for constellations? Ask the questions, satisfy your curiosity, and learn from the best!

Tune in LIVE at 7:45pm ET on Thursday, August 6, on The Franklin Institute's Facebook page.

You can also catch up on previous events with our experts on our YouTube channel. 

  • Adults
  • Families
  • Free
  • Evening
  • Public