Gadgets, Widgets, & Gizmos
Engineering, gr. 6-8
July 31 – Aug 4

During this camp, students will learn about basic electronics and circuit design and will create a variety of electrical and electronic devices. Topics covered will include Ohm’s Law, series/parallel circuits, and electrical and electronics safety. Tuition includes $20 materials fee. Course Outline   Register for this class

The World of Computer Science
grades 9-12
July 31 – Aug 4

Students will learn about both software and hardware in a computer system. In addition to learning about algorithms and writing programs, they will also learn how the hardware modules that gets the job done. Students will use C++ to program an Arduino microprocessor. Course Outline    Register for this class

Solar System Travels
Astronomy, grades 3 & 4
August 7-11

Solar System Travels  Astronomy, grades 3 & 4 August 7-11      Observing the sun  using a solar filter Students will journey through our solar system and learn about the different planets and moons, studying Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and beyond using a variety of activities. They will construct models, analyze rocks and minerals, map a planet’s Read More …

Return to the Edge of Space
STEM, grades 8-12
August 14 – 18

In August 2016, Kopernik students designed, built, launched, and recovered a weather balloon that reached an altitude of over 105,000 feet (20 miles). This summer, students will have the opportunity to build on the experience of last year’s campers and add new experiments, including the use of on-board microcomputers.  Course Outline    Balloon Video   Register Read More …

Another way you can help Kopernik is by shopping at Amazon.com. Link your Amazon account with Kopernik through the Amazon Smile program, and 0.5% of your purchase will be donated to Kopernik at no cost to you! Simply go to smile.amazon.com log into your Amazon account, and select the Organization: Kopernik Society of Broome County. Once you've done that, Kopernik will receive a donation each time you shop at Amazon. It's fast, easy, and costs you NOTHING!  


Kopernk Observatory and Science Center is open mainly on Friday nights. However, you may schedule a free tour of our facilities on weekdays between 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Other times may also be available. Please call (607) 748-3685 to arrange for your tour ahead of time.


 Kopernik Observatory & Science Center - 698 Underwood Rd. Vestal, NY 13850 Phone: (607) 748-3685 Fax (607) 748-3222