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 7:00pm to 10:00pm.
September 10 – David Sliski
UPenn Astronomy graduate student David Sliski presents Part One of our two-part series investigating the challenging business of hunting down truly Earth-like extra-solar planets. His thesis advisor Cullen Blake, presents part two next month.
October 8 – Cullen Blake, Asst. Prof. Physics and Astronomy, Univ. of Penn.
Part Two of a two-part series on the challenging business of hunting down earth-like planets in other solar systems. Does ‘earth-like’ mean ‘life-like’ too?
December 10 - Kerstin Perez, Asst. Prof. of Physics, Haverford College
‘Dark Matters: The Next (or maybe ultimate!) ‘Holy Grail’ of Astronomy Research
$5.00 Per Person
Free for Members