Exoplanets: Worlds Beyond Our Solar System
Jennifer L. Carter
University at Albany-SUNY
Friday, September 22, 8 p.m.

Since the first exoplanet was discovered in 1992, detections continued at a crawl until the Kepler mission began in 2009. To date, over 3,600 exoplanets have been confirmed using a variety of techniques. The types of exoplanets detected range from incredibility hot, Jupiter sized exoplanets to Earth-like exoplanets that may be habitable for life. Ms. Read More …

Friday Night Family Hour
September is Wedo Robotics!

On Friday nights, families are invited to Kopernik at 7 p.m. for kid-friendly activities.  Sample fun, hands-on STEM activities, receive a star map and learn how to use it, and see what Kopernik’s kids’ classes are all about! This month come up and build the dancing birds. Then program the birds to dance. This hands-on Read More …

Moonlight Café
Saturday, September 30

Gaze at the stars during this adults-only evening at the Kopernik Observatory. The center is transformed into a Moonlight Café, where you can enjoy fresh-brewed coffee, tea and delicious desserts along with a fascinating introduction to the stars and outer space.  Register by September 12 through SUNY Broome Continuing Education, call (607)778-5012 or click here to register. Read More …

Another way you can help Kopernik is by shopping at Amazon.com. Link your Amazon account with Kopernik through the Amazon Smile program, and 0.5% of your purchase will be donated to Kopernik at no cost to you! Simply go to smile.amazon.com log into your Amazon account, and select the Organization: Kopernik Society of Broome County. Once you've done that, Kopernik will receive a donation each time you shop at Amazon. It's fast, easy, and costs you NOTHING!  

Kopernk Observatory and Science Center is open mainly on Friday nights. However, you may schedule a free tour of our facilities on weekdays between 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Other times may also be available. Please call (607) 748-3685 to arrange for your tour ahead of time.

 Kopernik Observatory & Science Center - 698 Underwood Rd. Vestal, NY 13850 Phone: (607) 748-3685 Fax (607) 748-3222