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ASTRONOMY NIGHT 2014 CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER!!! SOME SITES TO HOST INDOOR ACTIVITIES!

ASTRONOMY NIGHT 2014 CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER!!! SOME SITES TO HOST INDOOR ACTIVITIES!
Fri, Apr 25

07:30 pm

Unfortunately, due to tonight’s projected forecast of rainy, cloudy weather, Astronomy Night has been postponed until a later date (TBD this spring or summer). 

While telescopes are powerful tools that can provide an incredible view of the night sky, they are unusable under cloudy, rainy conditions. 

Please note that some sites are still hosting indoor activities. Check back for updates

-Jefferson will host a talk with Challenger Astronaut Terry Hart at 7:30 pm in the Hamilton Building

-ASPIRA will have many astronomy related indoor activities, including a portable planetarium 

-Rowan will still have indoor planetarium shows beginning at 7PM 

-John Heinz will still host a Warbler Workshop, astronomy-related art activities with ArtSphere Inc, and Project Frog Watch activities with the Philadelphia Zoo

-The Philadelphia Center for Art and Technology will hold a telescope building workshop and provide other astronomy related activities, beginning at 6:00 pm

-Grumblethorpe will have solar system simulators, constellation viewers, astronomy quizes and hot chocolate

Underwritten by Thomas Jefferson University


  • Tickets

    No reservation required

    Price: Free

  • Location

    ASPIRA Campus

    6301 N. 2nd Street

    Philadelphia, PA, 19120

    Directions


    Awbury Arboretum

    1 Awbury Road

    Philadelphia, PA, 19138

    Directions


    Blair Christian Academy

    220 W Upsal St

    Philadelphia, PA, 19119

    Directions


    Folks Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School

    1023 Callowhill Street

    Philadelphia, PA, 19123

    Directions


    Grumblethorpe Historic House & Garden

    5267 Germantown Avenue

    , PA, 19144

    Directions


    Haverford College

    370 W. Lancaster Avenue

    Lower Merion, PA, 19041

    Directions


    Historic Fair Hill Burial Ground

    2900 Germantown Avenue

    Philadelphia, PA, 19133

    Directions


    Imani Educational Circle Charter School

    5612 Greene Street

    Philadelphia, PA, 19144

    Directions


    Independence Seaport Museum

    211 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard

    Philadelphia, PA, 19106

    Directions


    John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

    8601 Lindbergh Boulevard

    Philadelphia, PA, 19153

    Directions


    John Story Jenks School

    8301 Germantown Avenue

    Philadelphia , PA,

    Directions


    MaST Charter School

    1800 Byberry Rd,

    Philadelphia, PA , 19116

    Directions


    Philadelphia Center for Arts & Technology

    2111 Eastburn Avenue

    Philadelphia, PA, 19138

    Directions


    Riverbend Environmental Education Center

    1950 Spring Mill Road

    Gladwyne, PA, 19035

    Directions


    String Theory High School for the Arts and Sciences

    1600 Vine Street

    Philadelphia, PA, 19102

    Directions


    Swarthmore College Science Center Van de kamp Observatory

    Whittier Place 500 College Avenue

    Swarthmore, PA, 19081

    Directions


    Teens 4 Good Urban Farm

    Poplar Street between 8th and 9th Streets

    Philadelphia, PA, 19123

    Directions


    The Woodlands

    4000 Woodland Avenue

    Philadelphia, PA, 19104

    Directions


    Thomas Jefferson University, Lubert Plaza

    10th and Locust

    Philadelphia, PA, 19107

    Directions


    West Chester University South Campus

    844 South New Street

    West Chester, PA, 19383

    Directions


    Zoar United Methodist Church

    1204 Melon Street

    Philadelphia, PA, 19123

    Directions


    Science Hall at Rowan University

    201 Mullica Hill Road

    Glassboro, NJ, 08028-1701

    Directions


    Schuylkill Bank

    East (Center City) side of the Schuylkill River, under the Walnut Street Bridge

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    Directions


  • Partners

    Independence Seaport Museum
    Independence Seaport Museum
    Independence Seaport Museum
    Independence Seaport Museum maintains one of the largest maritime collections in North America, combining more than 25,000 artifacts with hands-on exhibits and large-scale models. In addition to exhibits, the Museum has a traditional wooden boat shop, the J. Welles Henderson Archives and Library and a concert hall with sound stage quality acoustics. The Museum also includes two National Historic Landmark ships—the Spanish-American War Cruiser, Olympia, and the World War II Submarine Becuna. Located at Philadelphia’s Penn’s Landing Waterfront, the museum is open year round. Visit www.phillyseaport.org for more information.
    Historic Fair Hill
    Historic Fair Hill
    Historic Fair Hill
    Historic Fair Hill is a five acre historic Quaker burial ground located in North Philadelphia between Germantown Avenue, Cambria Street, 9th Street and Indiana Avenue. Established in 1703, Fair Hill Burial Ground is the final resting place of Lucretia Mott, Robert and Harriet Purvis, Mary Ann and Thomas McClintock, Anna Jeanes and other abolitionists and pioneers of the women's rights movement.
    Imani Education Circle Charter School
    Imani Education Circle Charter School
    Imani Education Circle Charter School
    IEC is a community-based public school which uses an African-Centered approach to teach Reading, Math, the Sciences and Technology. The goal is to enable students to become successful, lifelong learners and valuable members of the global community.
    Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology
    Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology
    Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology
    The Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology® (PCAT) offers youth and young adults the opportunity to develop the academic, work, and life skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. Once an old warehouse, the building that houses PCAT is now a high-tech, state-of-the-art learning space, where youth receive academic instruction and personalized attention from caring adults, explore career pathways, and ready themselves for skilled positions in the high-growth fields of the arts, science, technology, and emerging "green" trades. PCAT is also a resource for students with more complex educational, social, or family issues; staff connect such individuals with appropriate supports in the community.
    Riverbend Environmental Education Center
    Riverbend Environmental Education Center
    Riverbend Environmental Education Center
    Since 1974, Riverbend Environmental Education Center has been enriching the lives of children and families through engaging environmental education. From its beginnings as a quiet nature preserve, Riverbend has evolved to a thriving center for environmental education that touches the lives of nearly 14,000 people annually. Whether it is to participate in a public program or just to wander on our trails, a visit to Riverbend offers families a quiet place to relax, unwind and observe the wonders of nature.
    The Folk Arts - Cultural Treasures Charter School
    The Folk Arts - Cultural Treasures Charter School
    The Folk Arts - Cultural Treasures Charter School
    The Folk Arts - Cultural Treasures Charter School (FACTS) is a community oriented public K-8 charter school located in Chinatown North.
    Laurel Hill Cemetery
    Laurel Hill Cemetery
    Laurel Hill Cemetery
    Founded in 1836 along the banks of the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, Laurel Hill is one of the most important cemeteries in the United States, and the first to be named a National Historic Landmark. From war heroes to influential politicians and important inventors, from visionary artists to powerful industrialists, Laurel Hill is the final resting place of numerous notables who have impacted the storylines of our city and nation. Open daily with free admission for recreational and educational use, Laurel Hill also offers a diverse selection of public tours and programs, while maintaining its identity as an honored resting place into the 21st century.
    Haverford College
    Haverford College
    Haverford College
    Haverford College is one of America's leading liberal arts colleges, a close-knit intellectual community that combines the Quaker values of dignity, tolerance, and respect with a rigorous academic program.
    Thomas Jefferson University
    Thomas Jefferson University
    Thomas Jefferson University
    Thomas Jefferson University is dedicated to the health sciences and committed to three areas: educating professionals who will form and lead the integrated healthcare delivery and research teams of tomorrow; discovering new knowledge that will define the future of clinical care through investigation from the laboratory to the bedside and into the community; and setting the standard for quality, compassionate and efficient patient care for our community and for the nation.
    Awbury Arboretum
    Awbury Arboretum
    Awbury Arboretum
    Awbury Arboretum is a 55-acre public landscape and historic house located in the historic Germantown neighborhood of Northwest Philadelphia.
    West Chester University
    West Chester University
    West Chester University
    A public, regional, comprehensive institution, founded in 1871 as an institute for teacher preparation. In addition to education, which is the most popular major today, music instruction has been part of the school’s curriculum since its founding.
    Swarthmore College
    Swarthmore College
    Swarthmore College
    Since its founding in 1864, Swarthmore College has given students the knowledge, insight, skills, and experience to become leaders for the common good. Offering a liberal arts and engineering curriculum, the College is private, yet open to all regardless of financial need. It is also decidedly global in outlook, drawing students from around the world and all 50 states. The diversity of perspectives represented by Swarthmore students, faculty, and staff - including different viewpoints, identities, and histories - contributes to the community's strong sense of open dialogue and engagement with ideas and issues.
    Battleship New Jersey
    Battleship New Jersey
    Battleship New Jersey
    America's most decorated Battleship is now the area's most exciting museum, open for tours, events and overnight encampments.
    Smith Playground
    Smith Playground
    Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse
    The Woodlands
    The Woodlands
    The Woodlands Mansion, Cemetery and Landscape
    The Woodlands serves the dense neighborhood of University City with critical open space in the form of a park-like cemetery with an arboretum of over 1,000 trees, sculptural monuments, and 18th century buildings. The Woodlands offers free and ticketed cultural and arts programs to the public throughout the year, and the gates are open for public enjoyment 365 days a year from dawn until dusk.
    Drexel University
    Drexel University
    Drexel University
    Drexel University enrolls more than 22,000 students and offers 96 bachelor’s programs, 88 master’s programs, 35 doctoral programs, a doctor of medicine program, a juris doctorate and 45 graduate-level certificate programs. Drexel is ranked among the best national doctoral universities by U.S.News & World Report in its “America’s Best Colleges 2011,” and many of Drexel’s other programs across its colleges and schools are consistently ranked among the nation’s best.
    Rowan University
    Rowan University
    Grumblethorpe Historic House and Garden
    Grumblethorpe Historic House and Garden
    Grumblethorpe Historic House and Garden
    Blair Christian Academy
    Blair Christian Academy
    Blair Christian Academy
    John Story Jenks School
    John Story Jenks School
    John Story Jenks School
    ASPIRA
    ASPIRA
    ASPIRA
    MaST Charter School
    MaST Charter School
    MaST Charter School
    Teens 4 Good Urban Farm
    Teens 4 Good Urban Farm
    Teens 4 Good Urban Farm
    Zoar United Methodist
    Zoar United Methodist
    Zoar United Methodist
    String Theory High School
    String Theory High School
    String Theory High School
  • Activities

    Additional Activities:

    Heinz: Explore activities in the Visitor Center, take a guided night hike led by Refuge Staff and participate in Project FrogWatch led by Philadelphia Zoo Staff. The Delaware Valley Ornithological Club (DVOC) will also be on hand to talk about Warblers and Bird Migration (Tentative).


    Thomas Jefferson University: Join astronaut Terry Hart before the Star Party to hear about his experience in outer space on the Challenger Space Shuttle Mission!Presentation begins at 7:30pm in the Auditorium of the Hamilton Building. Star gazing begins at 7:30pm.


    Rowan University: Astronomy related activities begin as early as 3:00pm!


    PCAT: Activities begin at 6:00pm- including a telescope building party and astronomy-themed art projects!