Guided Stargazing - 2x25" Binocular Telescope at Ryan Observatory

  • May 24, 2024 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Ryan Observatory at Muddy Run

    172 Bethesda Church Road West
    Holtwood, Pennsylvania 17532
Ticket Price $21.99 This event is now over
Description

About this Experience

Look through one of the largest binocular telescopes in the world as our astronomers take you on a tour of the night sky in a small group setting! Learn how to operate the scope, what kinds of things we can see in the night sky with a large telescope, and discover the history and science behind different celestial objects like the moon, planets, star clusters, nebulae, and even entire other galaxies!

 

As the seasons change, we will focus on different objects in the sky. Check the ticket descriptions for more detailed information on what we'll be observing that night!

 

This 90-minute small group session gives each participant ample viewing time on the 2x25” Binocular Telescope at Ryan Observatory.

 

Booking Information

Weather and Scheduling

  • This experience is dependent on clear weather or very light clouds. We will provide a weather update the day prior or morning of your reservation. 

In the event of a weather or operational cancellation, we will offer rescheduled event times. Refunds may also be issued on request, less the payment processing fee of 2.9% + $0.30.

Guests may otherwise cancel (for a refund, less the service/payment processing fee of 2.9% + $0.30) or request a reschedule up to 48 hours before the scheduled start time. Refunds will not be issued after this point.

Children

  • Children ages 8+ are welcome. Children must be accompanied by their guardians at all times.

Accessibility

  • To view some objects through this telescope, guests may need to climb a small step ladder with handrails. If any member of your party is not able to climb a step ladder, please let us know. We will do our best to accommodate by targeting objects at a lower altitude. You may also want to consider booking a session in Dome #1 instead of the binocular telescope. In Dome #1, we are able to use a video camera feed which is viewable from the ground. 

 

Contacts and Info

 

 

Date & Time

Fri, May 24, 2024 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Venue Details

Ryan Observatory at Muddy Run

172 Bethesda Church Road West
Holtwood, Pennsylvania 17532 Ryan Observatory at Muddy Run
Rittenhouse Astronomical Society

Founded in 1888, the Rittenhouse Astronomical Society is one of the oldest astronomical groups in the United States. 

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides astronomical science education and programming.

Learn more at: https://www.rittenhouseastronomicalsociety.org/


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