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Martz-Kohl Observatory plans Saturday celebration

FREWSBURG — On Saturday at 2 p.m., there will be a ribbon cutting for a grand celebration at the Martz-Kohl Observatory. Directly following the ribbon cutting, there will be an open house until 4 p.m. with beverages and confections. This celebration is a special thank you to the community for their generous and continued support.

Later in the evening, starting at 7:30 pm, the observatory will be open for members and guests to tour the observatory and view celestial objects through the various telescopes located at the Martz-Kohl, weather permitting. When planning a visit to the observatory, it is best to have seasonal attire on hand as the domes which house the telescopes, as well as the roll off roof area of the observatory, are not heated.

The observatory is located at 176 Robbin Hill Road. 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 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.

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