SCOPING IT OUT AT SUNY: Public Astronomy Nights make return at Science Center

Participants utilize the Kelly Family Observatory at the Science Center.

Public Astronomy Nights, approximately weekly events where anybody from the campus and surrounding communities can attend public stargazing and telescope viewing sessions at the Kelly Family Observatory, are resuming at the State University of New York at Fredonia.

Visitors will experience a guided night sky tour and have the opportunity to view celestial objects through a telescope. Reservations are required, as a maximum of 30 people can attend due to space limitations in the rooftop observatory, which is located on the roof of the Science Center on campus.

Organizers note that the sessions are dependent on clear skies and are subject to cancellation. Go online for details on how to enter the observatory and to make a reservation, at https://www.fredonia.edu/academics/colleges-schools/college-liberal-arts-sciences/physics/fredonia-public-astronomy-nights

For the 2023 season, public astronomy nights will occur on Tuesday nights, beginning on Tuesday, April 11. Public astronomy nights begin at 8 p.m. in April, 9 p.m. in May, 10 p.m. in June and July, 9 p.m. in August, and 8 p.m. in September and October.


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