Night Skies @ Home

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with Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts

Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 7:45pm

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 on The Franklin Institute's Facebook channel.

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

  • Adults
  • Families
  • Free
  • Evening
  • Public