SkyWatch

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

All Ages | Weather Permitting | No ticket or purchase required

SkyWatch stargazing events are 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 4, 2021 | 7pm - 10:30pm

The planetary trifecta of Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn continue to romp across the sky. However, the trio is joined by winter sky objects like the Pleiades star cluster, also known as the “Seven Sisters”.

January 8, 2022 | 7pm - 10:30pm

The first Sky Watch of 2022 brings Mercury to the planetary parade as the smallest planet of our solar system will join Saturn and Jupiter. Mercury will be aside Saturn to the west as both worlds set for the night.

February 26, 2022 | 7pm - 10:30pm

February welcomes prime viewing of the “Winter Hexagon”, which consists of the stars Rigel, Sirius, Procyon, Aldebaran, Capella, and Pollux. The asterism will also provide a good framework to find and view the Pleiades star cluster and the Orion Nebula.

March 12, 2022 | 8pm - 10:30pm

The Winter Hexagon asterism and its host constellations continue to dazzle in the night sky. The collection of bright stars will be prominent to the southwest alongside a waxing gibbous moon.

April 9, 2022 | 8pm - 10:30pm

The final SkyWatch of the 2021-2022 season brings some last views of the Winter Hexagon and the Orion Nebula as the objects descend to the west. A waxing gibbous moon will dazzle in the sky with potential views of the M44 Beehive Cluster in the Cancer and a shot at seeing a few members of the Leo Triplets.