Clear Sky Alert for Friday July 31

The forecast for Friday July 24 is for Mainly Clear Skies. We should have a good opportunity to see Venus (early), the Moon, Mars, Saturn and various double stars and star clusters. Please remember that weather forecasting is an inexact science and sky conditions can change rapidly. Check the Kopernik website or call for up-to-date sky Read More …

What comes around-goes around! Brian Callaro, “Boomerang Brian” Friday July 31 8 PM

Meet local boomerang expert Brian Callaro as he demonstrates throwing various boomerangs. Learn about the history, art, and aerodynamics of these returnable ancient hunting weapons. The program will begin with a short presentation and then move to Kopernik’s north lawn for a throwing session. Participants will have the opportunity to try for themselves and to Read More …

Pre-K Science: KoperniKids Next Class August 15

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 …

Wendy’s Walk for Kids

Join Kopernik on Sunday, August 30 as we participate in the Wendy’s Walk for Kids at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open. All funds raised in 2015 will be equally distributed to: The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, Kopernik, MHAST (the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier), and Our Space at Rec Park. The goal of Read More …

Learn about our summer camps for grades 1-12

Link Summer STEM Exploration Camps 2015 For the 23rd summer, the Kopernik Observatory & Science Center in Vestal, NY is offering week-long camps for students in grades 1-12. Sponsored by the Link Foundation, in memory of inventor/explorer Edwin A. Link, the Link Summer STEM Exploration camps offer hands-on, high-tech adventures in science, technology, engineering, and Read More …