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Keystone College’s Thomas G. Cupillari ’60 Observatory will begin its summer lecture and observing sessions on Monday, July 10, 2017, and sessions will continue each Monday and Wednesday until August 2, 2017. 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 the telescopes, weather permitting. The main objects planned for observation include the Moon, the planets Jupiter, and Saturn, and various star clusters, double stars, nebulae, and galaxies.

Scheduled speakers and their topics are:

  • July 10 and July 12: John Sabia, “Observing the Moon Through a Telescope”
  • July 17 and July 19:  Jo-Ann Kamichitis, “Charles Messier, His Comets and Deep Sky Objects”
  • July 24 and July 26: Thomas Cupillari, “The Moon in the Comics”
  • July 31 and August 2: Mike Sinkovich, “The USA’s Total Solar Eclipse, 8/21/2017”

All sessions are open to the public, free of charge with no reservations or registration required. The sessions will be held regardless of sky conditions and canceled only by the threat of severe weather. For more information on the summer series, contact Jo-Ann Kamichitis at (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.

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