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CityWide Star Party

Fri Apr 19, 2019
Various times
8 and up
Free

CityWide Star Party is part of the Philadelphia Science Festival and is hosted at local universities, community centers and wildlife refuges throughout the Delaware Valley. Visitors can gaze at the night sky in concert with visitors at other locations.

Telescopes and star maps are provided and amateur astronomers are onsite to guide you through the galaxy. In the event of a cloudy or rain evening, the event is canceled. Start times vary by location.

Events occur from 7:30 PM–10:00 PM unless otherwise noted at the following locations:
Wagner Free Institute of Science:  5 PM- 10 PM
Awbury Arboretum: 6 PM- 10 PM
Timber Creek Dog Park: 6:30 PM- 10 PM
Battleship New Jersey Museum & Memorial
Bucks County Community College
Dow Esperanza College
Grumblethorpe Historic House and Gardens
Harry S. Truman High School
Haverford College Strawbridge Observatory
Historic Fair Hill:
Independence Seaport Museum
Jenks Academy of the Arts and Sciences
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Liberty Lands
Limerick Community Park: 7:30 PM- 9:30 PM
MaST Community Charter School
Riverbend Environmental Education Center
Rowan University
South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center: 7:30 PM- 9 PM
Stenton House
The Discovery Center
The Rail Park
The Woodlands
Thomas Jefferson University
Wyck Historic House


Esperanza College
4261 North 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Haverford College, Strawbridge Observatory
370 Lancaster Avenue
Haverford, PA 19041

Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences
8301 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia , PA 19118

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
8601 Lindbergh Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19153

Rowan College at Burlington County
900 College Circle
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Riverbend Environmental Center
1301 Rose Glen Road
Gladwyne, PA 19035

Timber Creek Park
Chews Landing Road & Summerdale Road
Blackwood, NJ 08012

South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center Philadelphia
1701 South 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19145

Laurel Hill Cemetery
3822 Ridge Avenue - Depart from Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance
Philadelphia, PA 19132

Riverbend Environmental Education Center
1950 Spring Mill Road
Gladwyne, PA 19035

Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm
6026 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Thomas Jefferson University
At the corner of 10th and Locust Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Awbury Arboretum
901 East Washington Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19138
** Event dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the event website to verify.
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