Friday Night Stargazing: Seeing Star Clusters in Taurus
See the Moon, planets, and stars through our historic and computer controlled Alvan Clark & Sons 8″ refracting telescope.
The Observatory will feature the well-known Pleiades cluster (also known as the Seven Sisters). Nearby is the Hyades star cluster along with the bright star, Aldebaran. Friday Night Stargazing is free and open to the public, weather permitting.
*BONUS object — the 1st quarter Moon appears near Aldebaran, the brightest star in Taurus the bull.
Come See the Stars
The Observatory is open to the public every Friday from 5:30 pm to 9:00 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.