Museum opening hours: 10am to 4pm Wednesday through Saturday | Noon to 5pm on Sunday | Closed on Monday and Tuesday | Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day

201 10th St. W

Bradenton, FL 34205

Talking Telescopes

Talking Telescopes

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Date(s) - 06/19/2021
10:00 am - 3:30 pm

At The Bishop


Talking Telescopes is an opportunity for you to learn about setting up and using telescopes and talk with our telescope expert, Ed McDonough, about the ‘scope you already have or one you’d like to own. Ed is a Museum volunteer who has been an astronomy hobbyist since he was 10 and has spent more than 25 years as a sales representative for the telescope maker Celestron. The program includes solar viewing (weather permitting).

  • Dates: June 19, July 17, August 21
  • Times: Solar viewing in the Riverside Plaza 10-11:30am (weather permitting) | Telescope demonstrations in the Planetarium lobby noon-4pm
  • Cost: Included in the price of admission

For an additional fee, we are also offering one-on-one or group sessions to help you learn to use the telescope you already have. If you’re interested in a session, please let us know here.