• Buhl Observatory SkyWatch
  • Buhl Observatory SkyWatch
  • Buhl Observatory SkyWatch
  • Buhl Observatory SkyWatch
  • Buhl Observatory SkyWatch
  • Buhl Observatory SkyWatch
  • Closed all day Dec. 4, Dec. 25, and Jan. 1.

Buhl Planetarium


Visitors are invited to come to SkyWatch at the Henry Buhl, Jr. Planetarium & Observatory and get up-close and personal with amazing celestial objects. SkyWatch happens rain or shine. The evening begins with a virtual tour of the night sky in Buhl Planetarium. Afterward, visitors are welcome to enjoy additional planetarium programs, and if the skies are clear, head up to our observatory! Spot Saturn's rings or details on the lunar surface through our 16-inch Meade LX200 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope, and chat with our team of expert stargazers.

On evenings that SkyWatch is presented, we offer the program twice. Come early, or come late, as your schedule permits.

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 at either 7 pm and 9 pm. A guide will lead you to our second-floor Buhl Planetarium, to start the evening with a virtual tour of the night sky.

1/1/2016 to 12/23/2016

Upcoming Dates

1/1/2016 to 10/8/2016

Friday, Oct. 7
7pm and 9pm

1/1/2016 to 10/30/2016

Saturday, Oct. 29 (Spooky SkyWatch)
7pm and 9pm

Special Extras

  • Omnimax concession snacks and hot chocolate available for purchase.
  • Costumes optional.  Come as a ghost, goblin, gas giant, or even your favorite undead astronomer!
  • Stick around and buy a separate ticket for an 11 pm Family Halloween Laser Show!   

Tickets for Spooky SkyWatch, and the laser show are on sale until 10 pm.

1/1/2016 to 11/13/2016

Saturday, Nov. 12
7pm and 9pm

1/1/2016 to 11/26/2016

Friday, Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving SkyWatch):
7pm and 9pm

1/1/2016 to 12/22/2016

Wednesday, Dec. 21 (Solstice SkyWatch)
7pm and 9pm

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