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December 6, 2012

Explore The Winter Skies With Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts At The Franklin Institute This Sunday, December 9

Did you ever consider that winter months provide the best sky for celestial viewing? Make your own Sky Map as Franklin Institute Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts guides you on a virtual tour of the Winter Circle. (Photo by Darryl W. Moran courtesy Franklin Institute)

Events as exclusive as this one are normally only open for members of The Franklin Institute, but this weekend they are extending this cool astronomical event to all.

Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts, who has been seen on The Colbert Report and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, will be hosting two special workshops on Sunday, December 9 at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Learn why star gazing and celestial viewing are best done in the winter as you create your own Sky Map.

Pitts will give you a virtual tour of the Winter Circle which includes, Orion, Gemini, Taurus, Canis Major and more. So cool.

Pitts will also teach you how to spot the Winter Circle on your own, so you can wow your friends with the knowledge you gain at this event.

Plus, Derrick Pitts will narrate the Sky Tonight Show which will show you what to look for in the night sky later that day.

This event is free with your purchase of a General Admission or Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition ticket in advance. The ticket also includes free parking in the museum’s garage.

Call (215) 448-1200 and select option 2 to book.

Winter Star-Gazing With Derrick Pitts
When: Sunday, December 9, 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Where: The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th Street
Cost: Free
More info: www.franklininstitute.com

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