Carnegie Science Center Hosts SkyWatch

Explore the Sky During SkyWatch

Learn about globular clusters, nebulas, and planets when you see them with your own eyes. Carnegie Science Center visitors are invited to come to SkyWatch at the Henry Buhl, Jr. Observatory and get up-close and personal with amazing celestial objects.

The Observatory’s 16-inch Meade LX200 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope shows you great detail of Jupiter’s clouds, Saturn’s rings, and the lunar surface. Best of all, expert stargazers will be there to explain exactly what you’re seeing. Are you an astronomy expert? Bring your own (fully assembled) telescope to share with others, and visit SkyWatch for free!

Buhl Planetarium’s Observatory SkyWatch will be held on Saturday, August 27. Tickets go on sale from 9:00 until 10:00 pm on the evening of the SkyWatch. SkyWatch runs until 11:30 pm. Meet on the first floor of Carnegie Science Center. SkyWatch happens rain or shine. The Observatory will be used if skies are clear. In the event of inclement weather, a virtual tour of the night sky will be presented in Buhl Planetarium. For more information, visit the Buhl Planetarium Skywatch event page.

Carnegie Science Center, 1 Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh