• Buhl Observatory SkyWatch
  • Buhl Observatory SkyWatch
  • Buhl Observatory SkyWatch
  • Buhl Observatory SkyWatch
  • Buhl Observatory SkyWatch
  • Buhl Observatory SkyWatch
  • Closed all day Tuesday, Sept. 6 and Sunday, Sept. 18.

Buhl Planetarium

Observatory SkyWatch

Select evenings, rain or shine

2016 Dates:

Sat., Aug. 27
Tickets on sale until 10 pm
SkyWatch runs from 9 - 11:30 pm

Fri., Oct. 7
Sat., Oct 29
 (Spooky SkyWatch)
Tickets on sale until 9 pm
SkyWatch runs from 8 - 10 pm

Sat., Nov. 12
Fri., Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving SkyWatch)
Wed., Dec. 21
(Solstice SkyWatch)
Tickets on sale until 8 pm
SkyWatch runs from 7- 9 pm


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!

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.



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