RocketFest 2017 – updated: 4/25
Saturday, June 10
Session A: 1/3 Full
Session B: Plenty of room
Session C: Plenty of room

  Looking for a fun and exciting family activity? Come to Kopernik’s 9th annual RocketFest on Saturday, June 10. There will be three rocket building/launching workshops and a variety of standard and advanced rocket models from which to choose. Beginners are welcome! Kopernik’s experienced staff will help you learn how to assemble the rocket, prepare Read More …

Elementary Summer Camps (grades 1-6)
Starts June 26!

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 math (STEM) in a fun and nurturing environment.  Camps run Monday to Friday from 9 a.m.to 3 p.m.  Early drop-off and late pick-up options are available. When you find Read More …

Middle & High School Summer Camps
(grades 6-12)

For the 25th 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 math (STEM) in a fun and nurturing Read More …

KoperniKids: In the Garden
Saturday, May 20
10:30 a.m. to Noon

KoperniKids (ages 3-6) 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 Read More …

Weather & Photography
Merit Badge Overnight
Saturday, May 20

Weather & Photography Merit Badges Saturday, May 20   Weather Merit Badge Noon-4PM   Learn about measuring and forecasting the weather. Build an anemometer to measure wind speed. Scouts will identify and describe clouds in the low, middle, and upper levels of the atmosphere and relate these to specific types of weather.   Prerequisite: Requirement 6 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