Volunteers needed for Philadelphia Science Festival Astronomy Night!

Posted by David Eicher
on Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Do you remember the first time you looked at the night sky? What hooked you on astronomy? Share your passion for the sky with children, teens, families, and adults alike!

On April 27, 2012, Philadelphia will be looking toward the stars! Astronomy Night during the Philadelphia Science Festival will feature more than 22 star parties, taking place at universities, museums, recreation and community centers, and even two burial grounds! With stargazing sites in neighborhoods throughout the region, the Philadelphia Science Festival is looking for volunteer astronomers (both amateur and professional) to visit sites—telescopes/binoculars in hand—and share their knowledge of the night sky. Derrick Pitts, chief astronomer at The Franklin Institute, will provide information for all participating astronomers, and star-wheels will be distributed to all stargazers. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to show someone the night sky for the first time—you might change a life!

For more information, please contact Josette Hammerstone at jhammerstone@fi.edu.

For more on the event, see their website.

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