A Practical Guide to the Cosmos with Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts of The Franklin Institute
Sit back and relax with a cup of coffee and the cosmos… we’re going LIVE with @FranklinInstitute on IG! Celebrate the summer solstice, learn how YOU can explore space in Philly, and find out what happens if you fall into a black hole in this special conversation with Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts.
The first 50 people to sign up for this event will receive a $5 Dunkin gift card!
Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered about what’s out there, or been curious about how to make sense of the moon, comets, and the seemingly endless expanse of space? Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts wants YOU to know how amazing astronomy is, and how accessible the cosmos are… no telescopes needed.
Derrick will share the best spots for stargazing in Philly, what types of stars, and even planets, to look for, and how you can become a space genius. Grab a cup of coffee from the nearest Dunkin (and sign up today for a chance to win a $5 gift card!) and tune in to this special interview, led by Event Host Ayannah Kamryn, as @CampusPhilly goes live with @FranklinInstitute on Instagram.
Derrick is currently the Chief Astronomer and Director of the Fels Planetarium at The Franklin Institute. He’s also been a NASA Solar System Ambassador since 2009 and serves as the “Astrobiology Ambassador” for the NASA/MIRS/UNCF Special Program Corporation’s Astrobiology Partnership Program. He appears regularly in the media as a science content expert including appearances on the “Colbert Report” on Comedy Central and “The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson” on CBS.