19 November 2010
Posted in Press and Media
Experience Orlando By Night at the Orlando Science Center!
First & Third Saturday Evenings of Each Month Starting This Week, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Orlando, FL – November 15, 2010 – The silver-domed Crosby Observatory atop the Orlando Science Center houses Florida's largest refractor telescopes available to the public. From November 20, 2010 to February 19, 2011, the Crosby Observatory will be open for seasonal night sky viewing. The observatory will be accessible on the first and third Saturday of each month from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Visitors can witness the wonders of the night sky as they observe moons, planets and other astronomical special events during evening sky watches and solar observing using our telescope. Peer through the powerful, 10-inch lens of the refractor telescope to view the planets, the four moons of Jupiter, and the rings of Saturn and deep sky objects such as galaxies, nebulas and more.
Astronomy experts and volunteers will be on hand to make sure you get the best view possible. In addition to the spectacular sky watching, enjoy a wonderful view of the downtown Orlando skyline at night. Whether you are gazing through the giant refractor or one of the smaller telescopes set up on the observation desk, the Crosby Observatory offers a stellar evening for amateur astronomers of all ages.
Bring the whole family for a night out under the stars! Enjoy visiting the Crosby Observatory at the Orlando Science Center for the reduced admission price of $7 for everyone (regular admission is usually $17 for adults, $12 kids). However, tickets only provide access to the observatory (the rest of the Science Center will be closed during skywatching hours – from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.).
For more information on the Orlando Science Center or observatory hours, please visit www.osc.org or call 407.514.2000. Got a question of a celestial nature? Call our Astronomy Q&A Hotline at 407.514.2051. Want to know what’s going on in the sky above Orlando? Call the Astronomy Info Hotline at 407.514.2088 for a recorded update on the sights overhead.