August 30, 2012
The Franklin Institute To Host “Night Skies In The Observatory,” A Hands-On Rooftop Telescope Viewing, Thursday, September 13
Hosted by Chief Astronomer at The Franklin Institute, Derrick Pitts, the event keeps the Joel N. Bloom Observatory open late to the public and offers five different telescopes for you to view celestial objects in the sky, including stars, planets, nebulae,and if conditions are right, a galaxy or two.
The evening includes a Fels Planetarium show and a lecture or presentation (appropriate for ages 5 and up) on an astronomical or space science topic. The Observatory is staffed with knowledgeable observers and free star maps are provided.
Admission is $5. Advance reservations are not needed. Tickets are sold on-site when you arrive.
Night Skies in the Observatory
Where: Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th Street
When: Thursday, September 13, 7-10 p.m.
More info: www2.fi.edu