Learn about globular clusters, nebulas and planets when you see them with your own eyes. Visitors are invited to come to SkyWatch at the Henry Buhl, Jr. Observatory and get up-close and personal with amazing celestial objects. 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.
Our 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, our expert stargazers can explain exactly what you're seeing. You can't do this at home!
Are you an astronomy expert? Bring your own (fully assembled) telescope to share with others, and visit SkyWatch for free!
The SkyWatch runs 9-11:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased until 10 pm.
Cost: $4 for non-members / $2 for members and as an add-on to general admission or an Omnimax show
Meet in the first floor of Carnegie Science Center. A guide will lead you to our fifth-floor observatory or second-floor planetarium.