Join us for

Friday, November 8, 2013

5:30 to 8:00 PM


This year the Wagner is delighted to honor Derrick H. Pitts, Chief Astronomer and Planetarium Director at the Franklin Institute. Internationally recognized as an exemplary teacher, scholar, and humanitarian, Derrick embodies the traits that founder William Wagner aimed for in creating the Institute - bringing high-level science to the public.

Join us to toast one of Philadelphia's brightest stars!

5:45 in the Lecture Hall

Astronomical recreations and a toast to Derrick Pitts

6:15 in the Museum

Cosmic cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, prizes & live music

Proceeds will go directly towards programs and collection care so that the Wagner can continue to make science accessible to all.

Tickets are limited, buy yours now!


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(includes 4 tickets)

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(includes 2 tickets)

Please call Pat Warner at 215-763-6529 x11

for a full list of sponsor benefits.


Catalyst $150 per person
WFIS Member $125 per person

Young Friend

(under 30)

$75 per person

Unable to attend? Please consider a donation.

There are three options to purchase tickets to A Sip of Science:

1. Purchase through PayPal using the buttons above.

2. Call the Institute at 215-763-6529 x13, Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm, to have an invitation mailed to you or to pay with your credit card over the phone.

3. Print this page, and mail it in with a check made out to the Wagner Free Institute of Science

1700 W. Montgomery Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19121

Attn: Sip of Science

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