Cub Scout Overnight
Kopernik Sampler
Saturday, January 21

Kopernik Sampler Overnight Saturday, January 21-22, 2017   Packs and individual cub scouts are invited to join us for Kopernik Sampler Overnight on Saturday, January 21. This overnight is a good sampler highlighting some of Kopernik’s science and astronomy activities. Please remember, you do not have to stay overnight to participate in any of these Read More …

Lunar Explorations
grades 3 & 4
Friday, February 3
6-9PM

In this evening workshop, students will become lunar scientists and investigate the Moon’s environment. Students discover what causes the phases of the moon and learn about the different lunar rocks. See rare footage of the Apollo moon landings and make your own impact craters! If it is clear, they will observe a first-quarter Moon through Read More …

Winter Skies
Friday, February 10
7PM

Learn how to identify constellations and planets in the winter sky, and how to spot the International Space Station. Free star maps will be provided. If you have your own telescope, bring it with you and a Kopernik Astronomical Society member will help you learn how to assemble it and use it. Although it is cold, winter is Read More …

Winter Star Party
Featuring Special Guest Speaker
Fr. George Coyne SJ
Director-Emeritus of the Vatican Observatory
Saturday, February 18

A star party is a gathering of amateur astronomers for the purpose of observing the sky. Kopernik’s annual Winter Star Party tradition continues this year and you are invited! At 7 p.m. Fr. George Coyne SJ, PhD, Director-Emeritus of the Vatican Observatory, will present a talk about Nicholas Copernicus (aka Mikolaj Kopernik) the namesake of the Kopernik Read More …

Rocks Tell a Story
grades 1 & 2
Monday, February 20
9AM – Noon

Join us on Presidents’ Day! Young scientists get the chance to be geologists for the day!  With goggles and rock hammers, students will discover the ancient past as they look inside rock formations!  They will identify, compare, and analyze rocks and minerals from KOSC’s collection.  They may even find ancient fossils inside rocks right under Read More …

Pegasus Classes
STEM Classes for Students Grades 1-12

Pegasus classes are offered on weekends, school holidays, and occasional evenings throughout the school year. The program is named for the mythological winged-horse Pegasus, symbolizing the beauty, strength, and freedom of each individual to dream big and reach for the stars. The Pegasus programs for students in grades 1-12 encourage students to work and think like Read More …


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