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Community Astronomy Night At Penn

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 7:30 PM until 10:30 PM
David Rittenhouse Laboratory
University of Pennsylvania
209 South 33rd Street Philadelphia PA, 19104
Philadelphia, PA  19104
Non-DVAA Event
Registration is not Required

Community Astronomy Night will be held at the University of Pennsylvania's David Rittenhouse Laboratory on Tuesday evening, June 19th from 7:30-10:30 PM. The program will feature a panel discussion, moderated by The Franklin Institute’s Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts, which should be of particular interest to secondary students who are curious about future career and academic opportunities in astronomical research.


The Community Astronomy Night will be held during the annual collaboration meeting for theSimons Observatory, a cosmology collaboration which is building the next generation of telescopes in Chile’s Atacama Desert to study Cosmic Microwave Background radiation. The University of Pennsylvania is a lead institution in this research.

The event will also include stargazing in the adjacent Shoemaker Green (weather-permitting), mingling with astrophysicists and hands-on activities lead by Penn graduate students. All ages are welcome to attend.