SkyWatch

All Ages | Weather Permitting | No ticket or purchase required

Join our space experts to enjoy an evening of space exploration through MOSI’s telescopes!

SkyWatch stargazing events will be located in the parking lot outside of the Whitney Andrews Lang Center for Learning, on the east side of MOSI’s campus.

 

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December 10, 2022 | 7:00pm - 10:30pm

This is the best time to view Mars since it is at Opposition on the 8th! Planets Jupiter and Saturn will continue to dazzle the night sky, and the waxing gibbous moon will offer spectacular views through our telescopes.

January 14, 2023 | 7:00pm - 10:30pm

Join MOSI astronomers early for a chance to spot Saturn before it hides behind the trees. Jupiter, Mars, The Pleiades star cluster, and the Orion Nebula should offer magnificent views through our telescopes.

 

February 25, 2023 | 7:00pm - 10:30pm

Watch as Venus approaches Jupiter near the horizon! (setting around 8:30pm). The waxing crescent moon will adorn the sky along with the Pleiades star cluster, the Orion Nebula, and the rest of the winter sky staples.

The 2022-2023 season will begin on Saturday, September 24th and occur once a month through April 2023.

>We look forward to you joining us for amazing sights of the Moon, the Planets, Nebulae, Star Clusters, and more!

Stay tuned to this page as well as to "MOSI in Motion" on Facebook for more updates.

 

March 18, 2023 | 8:30pm - 10:30 pm

Planet Venus continues to dominate the night sky, though Mars will continue to glow a bright orange. The Orion nebula, Pleiades and Beehive star clusters, and the Leo Triplet should offer exciting views.

 

April 22, 2023 | 8:30pm - 10:30pm

Join MOSI astronomers for the last SkyWatch of the season! The razor thin waxing crescent Moon will be close to Venus and should offer amazing views through our telescopes. The Orion nebula, Pleaides and Beehive clusters, as well as a couple of galaxies will adorn our skies.

For questions, please feel free to reach out to us at skywatch@mosi.org

On behalf of the MOSI SkyWatch Team, Keep Discovering and Keep Looking Up!