Explore The Night Sky At The Philadelphia Science Festival’s Beloved Astronomy Night Event, Friday, April 26

More than 20 venues in the Greater Philadelphia area are a part of this year's Astronomy Night presented by the Philadelphia Science Festival. (Photo by J. Fusco for GPTMC)

One of the Philadelphia Science Festival’s most epic events is back for the 2013 festival. On Friday, April 26, join stargazers across the Greater Philadelphia area at the annual Astronomy Night.

Locations ranging from Fishtown’s Frankford Hall (stein, anyone?) to Swarthmore College on the Main Line will serve as hosts for the exciting event. Each location will have professional and amateur astronomers in attendance to serve as your personal guide to the night sky.

The Astronomy Night festivities start a little earlier this year, guests are encouraged to do some sun gazing beginning at 6 p.m.

If you’re looking to escape the city lights for an untouched view of the sky, attend Astronomy Night at one of the suburban locations. Haverford College, Riverbend Environmental Education Center and West Chester University are a few of the more rural venues.

Plenty of cool Philly locales are also fun places to break out the telescopes. Franklin Square, University of the Sciences and the Independence Seaport Museum are all opening their doors to stargazers.

The list of participating venues consists of 20 locations, to find something in your ‘hood, check out the full list, here.

Don’t forget your blanket!

Philadelphia Science Festival Astronomy Night
When: Friday, April 26, 6-9:30 p.m.
Where: Various locations in and around Philadelphia
Cost: Free
More info: www.philasciencefestival.org

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