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Thomas G. Cupillari ’60 Observatory

Thomas G. Cupillari Observatory, located just eight miles northeast of the Keystone College, LaPlume campus, was opened in 1973 and serves as instruction for the Keystone College students, and sky observation of the local community. Public lectures and viewing opportunities are offered during various sessions throughout the year. These programs allow the public to directly view the wonders of the universe through the observatory’s historical telescope. Rated on a scale of zero to 10, zero representing perfection, the 9-1/2 inch glass in Keystone’s telescope scores about a two, to enable perfect star gazing on a clear night.

Observatory at Keystone College

January 2019

Viewing Of Total Lunar Eclipse

Lunar Eclipse

Keystone College's Thomas G. Cupillari '60 Observatory, Fleetville PA will be open to the public on the night of Jan. 20-21, 2019, for the January 2019 Total Lunar Eclipse.  All public nights are free, with no reservations required. The observatory will open at 9:30 p.m. On that date, the full moon will dim as it passes through the dark central part of Earth's shadow (the umbra) during a total lunar eclipse. It also is likely to look red as it…

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