Saturday, April 18, 2015

Philadelphia Science Festival Astronomy Night in Chestnut Hill

Join Chestnut Hill College astronomy faculty Michael Atwell and Albert Lamperi on a tour of the cosmos on at one of 26 area Astronomy Nights. Atwell and Lamperi will guide participants in an evening of star watching, in addition to viewings of Jupiter, its 4 moons and Mars. Grab a blanket and some chairs as instructors show the locations of Castor and Pollux, the "head" stars of each of the twins in Gemini; Regulus, the brightest star in Leo; and Procyon, the brightest star in the small constellation Canis Minor. Up and down the Avenue, Chestnut Hill bakeries and restaurants will have specials and surprises for star gazers that evening.

Philadelphia Science Festival Astronomy Night in Chestnut Hill
  • An aircraft passes the Milky Way at 1:30am over a treeline in one of the darkest places east of the Mississippi, Cherry Springs State Park in Potter County.( David Swanson / Staff Photographer ) Philadelphia, Pa., 06-30-2011 SSTARS03 Cherry Springs State Park, in the remote big woods of Potter County, is widely regarded as one of the darkest places at night in the whole eastern United States. That makes it a haven for stargazers. We will watch the sky with a group of astronomy buffs from Bucks County at the time of the new moon, when the sky is at its peak. Reporter is Tom Infield
John Story Jenks Elementary School
8301 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19118
Join Chestnut Hill College astronomy faculty Michael Atwell and Albert Lamperi on a tour of the cosmos on at one of 26 area Astronomy Nights. Atwell and Lamperi will guide participants in an evening of star watching, in addition to viewings of Jupiter, its 4 moons and Mars. Grab a blanket and some chairs as instructors show the locations of Castor and Pollux, the "head" stars of each of the twins in Gemini; Regulus, the brightest star in Leo; and Procyon, the brightest star in the small constellation Canis Minor. Up and down the Avenue, Chestnut Hill bakeries and restaurants will have specials and surprises for star gazers that evening.
Location and Nearby Information
Nearby Venues
  • The Stagecrafters Theater
  • Chestnut Hill Historical Society
  • Caleb Meyer Studio
  • Fingerspan
  • H & J McNally's Tavern
Nearby Restaurants
  • Cake
  • Cafette
  • Cin Cin
Where:
8301 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19118
215-248-6604
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