Observatory announces summer sessions

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Posted: 06/12/2012

La Plume - The Keystone College Thomas G. Cupillari ’60 Astronomical Observatory will begin its summer program on Monday, July 9, 8:30 p.m., and will continue each Monday and Wednesday through Wednesday, July 25.Horse head nebula

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

Presentations scheduled for the summer sessions include “Invisible Astronomy” by Professor Thomas Cupillari on July 9 and 11; “Astronomy in Everyday Life” by Joann Kamichitis on July 16 and 18; and “A Look at Near Earth Asteroids” by John Sabia on July 23 and 25.

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.