Lunar Explorations
grades 3 & 4
Friday, February 3

In this evening workshop, students will become lunar scientists and investigate the Moon’s environment. Students discover what causes the phases of the moon and learn about the different lunar rocks. See rare footage of the Apollo moon landings and make your own impact craters! If it is clear, they will observe a first-quarter Moon through Read More …

Winter Skies – Public Program
Friday, February 10

Learn how to identify constellations and planets in the winter sky, and how to spot the International Space Station. Free star maps will be provided. If you have your own telescope, bring it with you and a Kopernik Astronomical Society member will help you learn how to assemble it and use it. Although it is cold, winter is Read More …

KoperniKids:The World of Dinosaurs!
Saturday, February 18
10:30 a.m. to Noon

Join us for the KoperniKids program, a kid-friendly approach to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) exploration designed especially for children 3 to 6 years old. Each session will offer fun, hands-on learning with a different set of activities, experiments, and songs that will encourage your child to participate in the wonderful world of science, Read More …

Winter Star Party
Featuring Special Guest Speaker
Fr. George Coyne SJ
Director-Emeritus of the Vatican Observatory
Saturday, February 18

A star party is a gathering of amateur astronomers for the purpose of observing the sky. Kopernik’s annual Winter Star Party tradition continues this year and you are invited! At 7 p.m. Fr. George Coyne SJ, PhD, Director-Emeritus of the Vatican Observatory, will present a talk about Nicholas Copernicus (aka Mikolaj Kopernik) the namesake of the Kopernik Read More …

Rocks Tell a Story
grades 1 & 2
Monday, February 20
9AM – Noon

Join us on Presidents’ Day! Young scientists get the chance to be geologists for the day!  With goggles and rock hammers, students will discover the ancient past as they look inside rock formations!  They will identify, compare, and analyze rocks and minerals from KOSC’s collection.  They may even find ancient fossils inside rocks right under Read More …

Pegasus Classes
STEM Classes for Students Grades 1-12

Pegasus classes are offered on weekends, school holidays, and occasional evenings throughout the school year. The program is named for the mythological winged-horse Pegasus, symbolizing the beauty, strength, and freedom of each individual to dream big and reach for the stars. The Pegasus programs for students in grades 1-12 encourage students to work and think like Read More …

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