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chief ASTRONOMER DERRICK PITTS TAKES TO THE STREETS TO SEE THE STARS – 2nd & Chestnut

chief ASTRONOMER DERRICK PITTS TAKES TO THE STREETS TO SEE THE STARS Pitts brings telescope to 2nd & Chestnut and invites public to view Jupiter and the Moon! WHAT: The Franklin Institute’s Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts is bringing his best telescope to 2nd & Chestnut Streets in Old City this Saturday night to show – anyone who wants to see – Jupiter and the Moon! The weather should be perfect, the stars very visible – and Pitts has scouted an ideal location! Pitts will be set-up at the corner of 2nd & Chestnut with his telescope positioned for perfect viewing. Anyone is welcome to take a look! There will even be some random astro-trivia and some small prizes. WHEN: TOMORROW! Saturday, September 18 | 7:30pm – 10:30pm WHERE: 2nd & Chestnut Streets Philadelphia, PA DETAILS: Saturday is International View the Moon Night, the first annual event dedicated to sharing the excitement of lunar science and exploration.

Meet some BIG STARS on the second Thursday of each month at The Franklin Institute! Night Skies in the Observatory hosted by Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts Every second Thursday of each month the Joel N. Bloom Observatory is open late to the public and offers 5 different telescopes to view celestial objects in the sky, including stars, planets, nebulae, and – if conditions are right – a galaxy or two. The evening 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. The event is held from 6-9pm and admission is $5.00. Members are free.