Astronomy After Hours
The Museum offers an evening full of astronomy-themed fun every Friday from April through October.
On clear nights, visit the Gilliland Observatory on the roof of the Museum's parking garage, where you can view stars, planets, the Moon, and other astronomical phenomena.
During inclement weather or less ideal stargazing conditions, come indoors to discuss astronomy and perform hands-on activities with Observatory staff members.This program does not run on nights when the weather is inclement.
In 2018, this seasonal program will run on Friday nights from April 13 – October 26 and Thursday nights from July 5 – August 30. Hours vary as sunset times shift throughout the season.
- Fridays, April 13 – 27: 8:00-10:00
- Fridays in May and June: 8:30-10:30
- Thursdays and Fridays in July and August: 8:30-10:30
- Fridays in September and October: time TBD
For more details, call our hotline, 617-589-0267, which is updated by 5:30pm each Friday.