Friday Night Program
Black Holes on Black Friday
November 24

After a day of frantic discount shopping and huge crowds, head up to the peaceful surroundings of Kopernik and enjoy a program on the universal harbinger of death: Black Holes.  See a hands-on demonstration of how black holes work.  If clear, see the Orion Nebula, various star clusters, double stars and deep-sky objects.

Radio Merit Badge
Overnight Workshop
December 9/10

Boy Scouts are invited to attend an overnight at KOSC and earn the Radio Merit Badge. They will learn how radios work, make a radio contact with a Ham Radio operator, and learn what careers are possible in the radio communication field. Scouts with Morse code proficiency will be eligible to fulfill requirements for the Read More …

Friday Night Family Hour
November is Electronic Circuits

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 discover what glows in the dark. Learn about light, chemistry and how Read More …

Another way you can help Kopernik is by shopping at 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 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