Night Skies in the Joel N. Bloom Observatory

Join us for an evening of ‘out of this world’ astronomy activities hosted by Franklin Institute Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts. ‘Night Skies at the Observatory’ is a monthly stargazing event connecting you to celestial objects in the night sky including stars, planets, and nebulae using telescopes in Bloom Observatory or at ‘Ben’s Starlight Lounge’ on our 5th floor rooftop observation deck, featuring a cash bar. Build your own experience from any combination of planetarium shows, a live presentation 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. This event runs from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.

Upcoming Events
July 13 - Lunar/Moon Exploration
August 11 - Asteroids, Comets and Meteors
September 7 - Pop Culture in Astronomy/Science Fiction or Science Fact?
October 13 - SETI/AstroBiology
November 10 - Theme TBD
December 7 - Space Stories

 

Ticket Prices:

$5.00 Per Person

Free for Members

Upcoming Events
Night Skies in the Observatory
Lunar/Moon Exploration
Wednesday, July 13
Night Skies in the Observatory
Asteroids, Comets and Meteors
Thursday, August 11
Night Skies in the Observatory
Pop Culture in Astronomy/Science Fiction or Science Fact?
Wednesday, September 07
Night Skies in the Observatory
SETI/AstroBiology
Thursday, October 13
Night Skies in the Observatory
Theme TBD
Thursday, November 10
Night Skies in the Observatory
Space Stories
Wednesday, December 07