Summer is dawning, Jupiter and Saturn will begin to rise earlier in the warm Philadelphia sky.
Brendan and I are getting ready to pursue their life dream! From May to August, we pack a telescope on the back of a bicycle, and ride more than 2,000 miles from Rome to Copenhagen.
Why do we want to do this? We both moved to Philadelphia so that we could give up our cars and use our bikes to get around. I've always wanted to see Europe by bicycle, and now is the perfect time to also pursue our passion for astronomy. We want to show how the night sky can connect people all over the world.
Where will we go? Rome to Copenhagen! Check out our Itinerary at this link!
What will we do? The same thing we do every night Pinky! Set up telescopes in public places to reconnect light polluted cities to the night sky. Along the way, we will visit places that are important to the history of astronomy, and take a look at some truly ancient telescopes!
Will you be back? Yes, of course! The Philly Moon Men want to bring all of our energy back to Philadelphia's science scene. We have a special connection to this city, and we want to continue it. In fact, you can look forward to some volunteer Moon People setting up telescopes around the city over the Summer!