Night Skies in the Joel N. Bloom Observatory
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 a Fels Planetarium show 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. This event runs from 6:00pm to 9:00pm..
May 12th : 7 – 10 p.m. – May 12th : 7 – 10 p.m. – Telescope or Microscope? In the Planetarium: Prof. Mark Trodden
June 9th : 7 – 10 p.m. – Worldwide Stories of the Night Sky; In the Planetarium: Ashley Baker
Due to the popularity of this event, we strongly recommend that you purchase tickets in advance as capacity is limited and may sell out. To purchase tickets online, click the date of the event you want to attend and choose the print ticket at home option. To purchase tickets over the phone, call 215-448-1200 from 9am – 5pm. Admission for Members is free but you must register by calling 215 448 1200 from 9am – 5pm.
$5.00 Per Person
Free for Members