Jupiter & Venus Conjunction Overview

On  Monday night,  June 29, we observed Jupiter and Venus in a variety of telescopes. Both planets were visible in the field of view, and were nicely placed together in our 6-Inch astrophysics refractor and 8-inch Dobsonian telescopes. We only had about a 40 minutes of clear skies. We also were able to see the Read More …

Plutopalooza: July 15

Mark your calendars for a special event!  Wednesday, July 15 7:30 pm. – 10 p.m. Whether you believe Pluto is a planet or not – the little world deserves our attention. See live historic footage as the New Horizon Spacecraft swings by the dwarf planet.  New Horizons spacecraft has been flying at a record speed Read More …

Moonlight Cafe at Kopernik August 1

Looking for something different to do on a Saturday night? Fly to the moon and mingle under the stars at this adults-only evening at the Kopernik Observatory. The education center is transformed into the Moonlight Café for a special event where you enjoy fresh-brewed coffee, tea, and delicious desserts in conjunction with a fascinating introduction Read More …

Wendy’s Walk for Kids

Join Kopernik on Sunday, August 30 as we participate in the Wendy’s Walk for Kids at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open. All funds raised in 2015 will be equally distributed to: The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, Kopernik, MHAST (the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier), and Our Space at Rec Park. The goal of Read More …

Pre-K Science: KoperniKids Starts July 18

Join us for the KoperniKids program, a kid-friendly approach to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) exploration designed especially for children 3 to 6 years old. Each session will offer fun, hands-on learning with a different set of activities, experiments, and songs that will encourage your child to participate in the wonderful world of science, Read More …

Learn about our summer camps for grades 1-12

Link Summer STEM Exploration Camps 2015 For the 23rd summer, the Kopernik Observatory & Science Center in Vestal, NY is offering week-long camps for students in grades 1-12. Sponsored by the Link Foundation, in memory of inventor/explorer Edwin A. Link, the Link Summer STEM Exploration camps offer hands-on, high-tech adventures in science, technology, engineering, and Read More …