Astronomy After Hours at Museum of Science

Fri Apr 5, 2019
7:30pm to 9:30pm ET

Weather-permitting, at the Gilliland Observatory on the roof of the museum's parking garage, you can view stars, planets, the Moon, and other astronomical phenomena on Friday nights.

Because sunset times shift throughout the season, program hours vary as follows:

  • April: 8:00 -10:00 pm
  • May, June, July, and August: 8:30 -10:30 pm
  • September: 8:00 – 10:00 pm
  • October: 7:30 – 9:30 pm

On cloudy nights, tour the inside of the Observatory and participate in a variety of hands-on astronomy and space science activities with museum staff.

** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.
** Please keep your family and others safe by wearing masks and social distancing. If an activity appears too crowded, try using the "nearby" search feature on our activity calendar to find something else to do.
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