Martz-Kohl Observatory general meeting and open observatory

FREWSBURG — At 7:30 pm on 28 August, the Martz-Kohl Observatory will be having their General Meeting followed by an open observatory night at 9:30 pm. Interested members and guests are welcome to come to the general meeting as input is welcomed and encouraged. At the conclusion of the meeting, all are welcome to tour the observatory and view the night sky through the various available telescopes, weather permitting. For the month of August, the observatory has been celebrating the planet Saturn, as it has been highly visible through the 20-inch Kohl telescope. When visiting the Martz-Kohl Observatory, keep in mind the domes which house the telescopes, as well as the roll off roof area of the observatory, are not heated. When visiting the observatory, it is best to have seasonal attire on hand.

The observatory is located at 176 Robbin Hill Rd., Frewsburg, NY. 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 $5.00 per adult and $2.00 per child or student is appreciated.

The Martz-Kohl Observatory houses one of the largest public robotic telescopes in the Northeastern United States. 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.