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March 11, 2013

Stargaze With The Franklin Institute’s Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts At The Night Skies In The Observatory Event On The Second Thursday Of Each Month

Head out to the Franklin Institute for their Night Skies in the Observatory event on the second Thursday of each month. (Photo by Darryl W Moran Photography courtesy Franklin Institute)

Learn and view some of space’s stars, planets, nebulae and galaxies on the second Thursday of each month at the Franklin Institute’s Joel N. Bloom Observatory.

Night Skies in the Observatory will be led by the Franklin Institute’s Chief Astronomer, Derrick Pitts on the second Thursday of each month.

Check out the March event on Thursday, March 14 from 6-9 p.m.

Guests will enjoy a lecture on an astronomical subject, a Fels planetarium show, and the chance to check out the night sky with the museum’s five different telescopes. Guests will also receive complimentary star maps.

Museum staff will be in attendance to answer any space-centered questions that you have.

This event is free for Franklin Institute members and $5 for nonmembers.

Night Skies in the Observatory
When: Second Thursday of each month, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th Street
Cost: Free for members, $5 for nonmembers
More info: www.fi.edu

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