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Seeing Stars with The Bishop

Seeing Stars with The Bishop

Seeing Stars with The Bishop and How to Use Your Telescope

Join us for Seeing Stars with The Bishop — which takes place at Robinson Preserve (in the Expansion), 10299 9th Ave NW, Bradenton, FL 34209 unless otherwise noted — where you’ll enjoy a beautiful view of the sky, thanks to our partners at Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources. We provide the telescopes and the expertise; you enjoy the wonders of our universe. Programs take place weather permitting, of course! The program is free, but advance registration is required.

In conjunction with Seeing Stars, we also invite small groups — up to five people per telescope — to join us for some one-on-one help learning how to set up and use a telescope you already have. You bring the scope and our experts help you learn how to get the most out of it! This program is also free but space is limited and advance registration is required.

Upcoming Dates & Registration Links

January 8

  • 5:30-6:30pm: How to Use Your Telescope. Register Now
  • 6:30-8:30pm: Seeing Stars. This month features the Moon, Uranus, a double cluster and the Andromeda Galaxy. Register Now

February 5

  • 6-7pm: How to Use Your Telescope. Register Now
  • 7-9pm: Seeing Stars. This month features the Moon, Uranus, Pleiades and the Orion Nebula.  Register Now

March 12

  • 6:30-7:30pm: How to Use Your Telescope. Register Now
  • 7:30-9:30pm: Seeing Stars. This month features the Moon, Uranus, Pleiades and the Orion Nebula. Register Now

April 9

  • 7:30-8:30pm: How to Use Your Telescope. Register Now
  • 8:30-10:30pm: Seeing Stars. This month features the Moon, the Beehive Cluster, Double Star Mizar and the M81 Bodes Nebula. Register Now

May 7

  • 7:30-8:30pm: How to Use Your Telescope. Register Now
  • 8:30-10:30pm: Seeing Stars. This month features the Moon, the Beehive Cluster, Double Star Mizar and the M81 Bodes Nebula. Register Now