Meet on the hill and let your eyes wander the skies!
Join astronomy educator Buddy Muhler and stargazers of all ages at Lemon Hill and Belmont Plateau (location changes each month-see below) to learn about the astronomical wonders of the night sky. We'll gaze at planets and the the waxing crescent moon- the best phase for seeing it's textured surface!
Novice and experienced astronomers alike will be given insights and tips by experienced instructor Buddy Muhler. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own telescopes or high powered binoculars. Limited telescopes available to view from with sanitation protocol in place.
RAIN / CLOUD DATE: Thursday, October 14
TICKET PRICES: Pay what you can - $10, $15, or $20
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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
- If you have binoculars or a telescope, please bring it! There will be limited equipment to share (with cleaning measures in place)
- Bring a folding chair
- Please dress according to weather conditions.
- Bring water and a snack
-There are nearby bathrooms (port-a-potties)
-Appropriate for adults & mature adolescents (minors must be ticketed and accompanied by a guardian)
LOCATION: CHANGES EACH MONTH as follows:
Tuesday, October 12: Lemon Hill Picnic Pavilion Lemon Hill Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19130
PARKING: There is plenty of parking along the shoulder of Chamounix Drive. As always, NEVER leave valuables in your car!
COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: By registering for this event you are agreeing to follow ALL of these protocols:
-This event has limited capacity. Please only register if you fully intend to attend and let us know if you need to cancel ASAP.
-Participants must maintain 6 feet of distance from one another during the event.
-Please bring a mask. We encourage you to wear it if you're in proximity to others.
-If you or anyone in your household are exhibiting COVID-19 systems, please stay home. In the event of rain or cloudy skies, the event will be rescheduled on Thursday, September 23. If conditions persist, the event will be cancelled and attendees are eligible for a full refund.
INSTRUCTOR BIO: Buddy Muhler is an amateur astronomer who formerly worked as a science educator at The Franklin Institute. He has over 15 years experience operating telescopes and educating the public on astronomy.