Are we ready for
the next flood?
Brett Chellis, Broome County Emergency Service
Friday, September 19
Most of us in the Southern Tier were affected, directly or indirectly, by the flooding in 2006 and 2011. These floods were classified as occurring once in several hundred years but scientists are predicting that severe weather events such as these will continue to occur at increasing frequencies as a consequence of climatechange. Are we prepared for the future? Mr. Chellis will discuss his experiencein dealing with such events.
Looking for something different to do on Saturday night? Fly to the moon and mingle under the stars at this adults-only evening at KOSC. The education center is transformed into the Moonlight Café for a special event where you enjoy fresh-brewed coffee, tea, delicious desserts and a fascinating introduction to the stars and outer space. Enjoy a lovely fall evening of spectacular planet spotting! As night falls, move to the telescopes and view a Gibbous Moon and Saturn if the weather is clear. You are welcome to linger at the gazebo under a breathtaking night sky with a cup of coffee, and have a heavenly evening!
Whether you want to buy a telescope or just learn how to use one, this is the class for you. Learn about the different types of telescopes and how to use each one of them. Receive hands-on training on a variety of KOSC’s telescopes. Participants are encouraged to bring their own telescopes to also learn how to use them.
Fee: $29 Online Registration
Travelers’ Guide Through the Solar System
Thursday October 16, 23 & 30, 7-8:30 p.m. at SUNY Broome HB152
KOSC Astronomy instructors Robert Siegers, Tish Bresee (NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador), and Roy Williams will guide space enthusiasts on what’s happening with the planets and moons of our star system. Where could we explore next and how do we get there? This class includes discussions of current missions to the planets and beyond.
Part 1 – Planets and moons
Part 2 – Spacecraft: current and future
Part 3 – Comets and Meteors
Instructors will provide extensive reliable resources from NASA.
Fee: $49 Online registration
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