Night Skies in the Observatory


Sep 14, 2017
07:00 PM until 10:00 PM


Join for an evening of astronomy activities hosted by Franklin Institute Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts.

This is a monthly stargazing event connecting you to celestial objects in the night sky including stars, planets, and nebulae using telescopes in Bloom Observatory or at ‘Ben’s Starlight Lounge’ on the 5th floor rooftop observation deck, featuring a cash bar.

Build your own experience from any combination of planetarium shows, a live presentation 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.


$10; $5, members.


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

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PA - Philadelphia

Free Event?:

Paid Event

Approximate Cost Range Per Person:

$1-$5 per person,$6-$10 per person


Elementary School Age,Middle School & Teens,Toddlers & Preschoolers,Parents

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