• We will be closed on Dec. 25.

Buhl Planetarium

Observatory SkyWatch

March – November
Friday & Saturday Nights

1/6/2014 to 3/23/2014

Special Program March 22!
On Saturday, March 22, from 8-10 pm, come to a special version of Skywatch, called Astronomy Geek Night.
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Learn about globular clusters, nebulas and planets when you see them with your own eyes. From March through November, on clear Friday and Saturday evenings, visitors are invited to come to SkyWatch at the Henry Buhl, Jr. Observatory and get up-close and personal with amazing celestial objects.

Our 16-inch Meade LX200 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope shows you great detail of Jupiter's clouds, Saturn's rings and the lunar surface. Best of all, our expert stargazers can explain exactly what you're seeing. You can't do this at home!

Are you an astronomy expert? Bring your own (fully assembled) telescope to share with others, and visit SkyWatch for free!

Cost: $2 or FREE with the purchase of a laser show or Omnimax ticket. No reservations are required.

Meet in the first floor of Carnegie Science Center. A guide will lead you to our fifth floor observatory, where you will be greeted by a spectacular view of downtown Pittsburgh and the Point.

Observing takes place only if skies are clear. Call the SkyWatch Hotline at 412.237.3327 the night of the session for the latest information.



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