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Observatory will begin its summer lecture and observing sessions on Monday, July 11, 2016, and will continue each Monday and Wednesday, until Wednesday, August 3, 2016. The lectures start at 8:30 p.m. with observing sessions afterward. Monday topics are repeated on the Wednesday of the same week, also at 8:30 p.m.

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

Scheduled speakers and their topics:

July 11 and July 13: Professor Tom Cupillari, The Moon In The Comics

July 18 and July 20: Jo-Ann Kamichitis, Occultations and Transits

July 25 and July 27: John D Sabia, Comets, Including Latest Space Probe Information

August 1 and August 3: Bill Speare, A 30-Solar-Eclipse-Trip Veteran Tells All About Eclipses

All sessions are open to the public and are free of charge with no reservations required. The sessions at the observatory will be held regardless of sky conditions and cancelled only by the threat of severe weather. For more information, contact Jo-Ann Kamichitis, (570) 945-8402, or email observatory@keystone.edu.

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, at the intersection of Route 107 and Hack Road. For more information on the Observatory, visit www.keystone.edu/observatory.