Night Skies in the Joel N. Bloom Observatory


Feb 12, 2019
07:00 PM until 10:00 PM


Build your own experience from any combination of planetarium shows, a live science talk on astronomy or space science, hands-on astronomy activities, and continuous telescopic observing all evening (weather permitting). The program is staffed with knowledgeable observers, and free star maps are provided.

Special Guest: Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi
Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi, astrophysicist, inventor, and co-host of the Science Channel’s Outrageous Acts of Science joins us for a lively space chat on some of the most perplexing paradoxes of the universe, the possibility of life on other planets, and why he believes his unlikely personal path can inspire the next generation of scientists.

Dr. Oluseyi, the Distinguished Professor of Research at Florida Institute of Technology, and Space Sciences Education Manager for NASA, is a compelling and humorous presenter whose engaging and creative personality has catapulted him to fame as a highly effective science educator and communicator.




View map The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th St.
Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information


The Franklin Institute



Contact name

Aje King

Contact email


PA - Philadelphia

Free Event?:

Paid Event

Approximate Cost Range Per Person:

$6-$10 per person


No registration needed


Elementary School Age,Middle School & Teens,Parents

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