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.
September 24, 2022 | 8:00pm -10:30pm
This is the first SkyWatch of the 2022-2023 season and it will be out of this world! You can expect spectacular views of Jupiter and Saturn through our telescopes, and get a chance to observe the great Hercules star cluster.
International Observe the Moon Night
October 1, 2022 | 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Join MOSI astronomers for a night highlighting our only natural satellite as we celebrate International Observe the Moon Night! Use our telescopes to hone in on different lunar features and learn about their formation.
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On behalf of the MOSI SkyWatch Team, Keep Discovering and Keep Looking Up!
October 29, 2022 | 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Join MOSI astronomers for a night of stargazing as we observe the waxing crescent moon, planets Jupiter and Saturn (and maybe spot hazy Uranus as a tiny turquoise dot!), and the classic autumnal objects such as the gorgeous Albireo star pair, the Ring Nebula, and the Butterfly and Ptolemy clusters.
November 19, 2022 | 7:00pm - 10:30pm
Thank you for your interest in our SkyWatch program!
Planet Mars joins us after months in the morning sky! Observe Jupiter and its Galilean moons, Saturn and its rings, and take in the Ring Nebula and the Pleiades star cluster!
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.