The Thomas G. Cupillari ’60 Astronomical Observatory will begin its fall sessions on Wednesday, Sept. 13 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. and will continue each Wednesday and Friday evening through Friday, Nov. 17. The sessions are provided free of charge and advance registration is not required.
Following a brief talk, participants will be able to observe the Moon, planets, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies, and the Milky Way through telescopes.
The sessions will be held outdoors and in unheated buildings and visitors should dress accordingly. The sessions will be held on both cloudy or clear nights and will only be canceled due to severe weather. Visitors should check the weather before traveling to the Observatory.
Monday evenings are reserved for groups of 20 or more, such as school classes, scouts, and community organizations. For more information or to make group arrangements, contact Jo-Ann Kamichitis at 570-945-8402 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Observatory is located at the intersection of Route 107 and Hack Road in Fleetville, a short distance from the College’s main campus. It is approximately two miles west on Route 107 from Interstate 81 exit 202 and approximately two miles east of Fleetville on Route 107. Once visitors turn onto Hack Road, the Observatory is almost immediately to the left.