Friday Night Stargazing: Planet Part Prelude 2
See the Moon, planets, and stars through our historic and computer controlled Alvan Clark & Sons 8″ refracting telescope.
Our evening’s observations start with focusing on planet Venus, followed by Jupiter and then Saturn. Saturn rises at sunset and is in the sky all night – it’s the second of three planets in three consecutive months to be in the ideal position for observing. The Moon rises after sunset and closes our observing session.
Come See the Stars
The Observatory is open to the public every Friday from 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm, weather permitting. Friday admission to the Observatory is free (does not include access to the Museum).
Phone 410-545-2999 after 5:00 PM on Fridays to find out if the Observatory will be open that night.
The Observatory is on the roof of the Maryland Science Center. On Fridays, enter through the Key Highway Entrance around the back of the building (the Group Entrance).
The Observatory is open to the outdoors, so please dress appropriately. If a large group (20-plus people) plans to visit, please notify us at least a week ahead of time.