Keystone Observatory slates summer sessions

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Posted: 06/06/2013


La Plume -- The Keystone College Thomas G. Cupillari ’60 Astronomical Observatory will begin its summer program on Monday, July 8, 8:30 p.m., and will continue each Monday and Wednesday through Wednesday, July 31. 

The astronomical programs will feature an illustrated lecture and weather-permitted observation through telescopes. The main objects planned for observation include the planets Venus and Saturn; the Moon; and various star clusters, double stars, nebulae, and galaxies.

Presentations scheduled for the summer sessions include “A Midsummer Night’s Sky” by Professor Thomas Cupillari on July 8 and 10; “Expectations of Comet ISON 2013” by John Sabia on July 15 and July 17; “Solar and Lunar Eclipses” by Joann Kamichitis on July 22 and July 24; and “Extrasolar Planets” by Dr. Doug O’Neal on July 29 and July 31.

Open to the public and free of charge, the sessions at the observatory will be held regardless of sky conditions and cancelled only by the threat of severe weather. For more information on the summer series contact Professor Cupillari at 945-8402.

The Thomas G. Cupillari ’60 Astronomical Observatory is located approximately two miles east of Fleetville on Route 107 and approximately 1.5 miles west on Route 107 from Interstate 81 exit 202.

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