The Franklin Institute's Joel N. Bloom Observatory is open for public observing of the night sky on the 2nd Thursday of every month. On these special nights, The Franklin Institute invites the public to view celestial objects in the sky, like stars, planets, and if conditions are right, a galaxy or two, from five different telescopes.
Night Skies takes place from 6pm to 9pm (August - May) and 7pm to 10pm (June - July) and includes a Fels Planetarium show and a lecture or presentation (appropriate for all ages) on an astronomical or space science topic. The Observatory is staffed with knowledgeable observers and free star maps are provided.
Admission is $5, Members are FREE!
Please note that some programs require pre-registration.
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