Night Skies in the Observatory

Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Night Skies in the Observatory

  • Adults
  • Families
  • Educators
  • Evening
  • Members
  • Public
  • Scouts

Speaker: Kerstin Perez, Asst. Prof. of Physics, Haverford College
‘Dark Matters: The Next (or maybe ultimate!) ‘Holy Grail’ of Astronomy Research

Hosted by Franklin Institute Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts, Night Skies in the Observatory is a monthly stargazing event held in the Joel N. Bloom Observatory. View celestial objects in the night sky, including stars, planets, nebulae, and if conditions are right, a galaxy or two, from 5 different rooftop telescopes in the Observatory. The evening includes two Fels Planetarium shows and a lecture or presentation (appropriate for ages 8 and up) on an astronomical or space science topic. The Observatory is staffed with knowledgeable observers and free star maps are provided.

Ticket Prices:

$5.00 Non-Members

Free for Members