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Philadelphia Science Festival Citywide Star Party

When:
Friday, April 26, 2019
Where:
30 locations in the Philadelphia region. Check the Philadelphia Science Festival website for speci
https://www.fi.edu/psf
Philadelphia, PA  
Category:
Outreach
Registration is required
Citywide Star Party – Friday, April 26
Approximately 30 sites across the greater Philadelphia area will host simultaneous stargazing events. The sites are chosen by the event coordinators, and each site has a host organizing the site. DVAA participates in this event by volunteering as astronomy staff at multiple locations around the Philadelphia area and suburbs.
Event Guidelines:
• Event must occur on Friday, April 26.
• Star parties must be free and open to the public.
• Event hosts must submit a detailed rain plan at the time of registration.
• Restroom facilities must be available and each site should have an area suitable for stargazing (free from trees and/or buildings).
• Ideally, the Star Party will occur from 7:30 to 10:00 pm. If you wish to end the star party early or start later, you must inform PSF staff at the time of registration.
• PSF Staff will provide each site with at least one astronomer with a telescope(s) and/or other stargazing equipment.
• PSF will make every effort to provide branded signage and activity kits for each location.
• Sites are encouraged to be creative with additional activities the night of the event.
• In an effort to keep site selection fair to all registrants, sites will be ranked according to a rubric, which will be available upon request.
Contact: Jamie Collier, Director of Volunteer Programs, the Franklin Institute. jcollier@fi.edu
Telescopes set up for public viewing at many locations around the Philadelphia area and suburbs.