‘First Man’ to be shown at Observatory

FREWSBURG — In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the historic moon landing, at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday the Martz-Kohl Observatory will be open to the public for a one-time showing of the 2018 biographical drama, “First Man.” “First Man” was released in the United States in October of 2018 by Universal Studios. The movie follows Neil Armstrong from 1961 through 1969 and the challenges he faced, both professionally and personally, as he journeyed to become the first person to walk on the moon.

Following the movie, the observatory will be open for both members and the public to view the night sky, weather permitting. The observatory is located at 176 Robbin Hill Rd., Frewsburg. The Martz-Kohl Observatory is an all-volunteer, non-profit association [501(c)3] and does not charge for admission. A non-member donation of $5 per adult and $2 per child or student is appreciated.

The Martz-Kohl Observatory houses one of the largest public robotic telescopes in Western New York. On open observatory nights, the public is welcome to come and tour the facility. If the evening sky is clear, the telescopes will be used to view the celestial sphere. The observatory can be contacted at (716) 569-3689. More information can be accessed at the observatory web site, martzobservatory.org.

About Martz-Kohl Observatory

The Marshal Martz Memorial Astronomical Association, Inc. is a non-profit organization devoted to the amateur astronomer. The emphasis of the association is observational astronomy, well-rooted in public education and enjoyment of the starry skies.


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