SkyWatch

Join our space experts to enjoy an evening of space exploration through MOSI’s telescopes. SkyWatch stargazing events are located in the parking lot by the new MOSI entrance.

All Ages | Weather Permitting | No ticket or purchase required

September 21, 2019

The visible objects we should see are the planets Jupiter and Saturn, and some of the more visible stars of iconic constellations like Scorpio, Bootes, and the Summer Triangle

October 12, 2019

This month still gives us a view of Saturn and its rings, Jupiter and its moons, and a view of Earth's moon which should be about 95% full, but luckily in the opposite direction of what we will mostly be viewing

November 9, 2019

This month will have some of the same sights as the previous month, but with the addition of the Pleiades star cluster

December 7, 2019

Last chance for views of Saturn and the Summer Triangle, but Venus will begin to retrograde and become visible in the sky to the west. The Moon will make an appearance along with the Pleiades and the Orion Nebula

January 11, 2020

Venus continues to retrograde while the Orion Nebula and Pleiades become staples of the winter night sky

February 15, 2020

This month contains the same objects as January, but the addition of Leo rising east makes us hopeful we can get a view of the Leo Triplets

March 28, 2020

View the minor conjunction of the Moon and Venus

April 18, 2020

The final SkyWatch of the season will bring a last look of the winter night sky with the Orion Nebula, Pleiades, and the binary system of Alcor and Mizar located to the north-east