Kopernik Observatory & Science Center

July 26, 2024
  • Bird Migration and Climate Change
    July 26, 2024  8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Dave Nicosia - Meteorologist-In-ChargeNWS Binghamton

    The talkwill cover bird migration and specifically how certain weather patterns favorbird migration. In addition, the talk will discuss when birds veer off coursecalled bird vagrancy and its ties to weather patterns. The talk will discussthe possible effects of climate change on bird populations and the potentialeffect of renewable energy on bird populations.

August 2, 2024
  • Origins, Worlds, and Life: The Next 10 Years of Space Exploration
    August 2, 2024  8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Zoe Learner Ponteiro, Manager,Spacecraft Planetary Image Facility

    The latestDecadal Survey for Planetary Science and Astrobiology outlines the goals ofscientists and steers NASA operations and spending through 2032. Having spentthe last three decades exploring and identifying where we should be looking foralien life, we’re now ready to start the search in earnest. Learn about all theupcoming spacecraft missions being developed to answer some of the biggestquestions humans have ever asked: Where did we come from, and are we alone inthe universe?

August 9, 2024
  • Comets and Meteors
    August 9, 2024  8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Learn about meteor showers and comets, and how to viewthem.  See images of famous comets andmeteor showers and learn about collisions that could devastate the world.  Touch a meteorite and see a comet made rightin front of your eyes.  

August 11, 2024
  • Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing – CLEAR ONLY
    August 11, 2024  9:00 pm - August 12, 2024  12:00 am

    The Perseid Meteor Shower is one of the best meteor showersto observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour! Produced by the Swift-Tuttlecomet, these meteors appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus. Grab alawn chair or blanket and head up to Kopernik’s dark skies for great viewing,especially after midnight. Visit www.kopernik.org or call (607) 748-3685 after5 p.m. to confirm that Kopernik will be open for viewing.

August 12, 2024
  • Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing – CLEAR ONLY
    August 11, 2024  9:00 pm - August 12, 2024  12:00 am

    The Perseid Meteor Shower is one of the best meteor showersto observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour! Produced by the Swift-Tuttlecomet, these meteors appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus. Grab alawn chair or blanket and head up to Kopernik’s dark skies for great viewing,especially after midnight. Visit www.kopernik.org or call (607) 748-3685 after5 p.m. to confirm that Kopernik will be open for viewing.

  • Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing – CLEAR ONLY
    August 12, 2024  9:00 pm - August 13, 2024  12:00 am

    The Perseid Meteor Shower is one of the best meteor showersto observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour! Produced by the Swift-Tuttlecomet, these meteors appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus. Grab alawn chair or blanket and head up to Kopernik’s dark skies for great viewing,especially after midnight. Visit www.kopernik.org or call (607) 748-3685 after5 p.m. to confirm that Kopernik will be open for viewing.

August 13, 2024
  • Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing – CLEAR ONLY
    August 12, 2024  9:00 pm - August 13, 2024  12:00 am

    The Perseid Meteor Shower is one of the best meteor showersto observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour! Produced by the Swift-Tuttlecomet, these meteors appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus. Grab alawn chair or blanket and head up to Kopernik’s dark skies for great viewing,especially after midnight. Visit www.kopernik.org or call (607) 748-3685 after5 p.m. to confirm that Kopernik will be open for viewing.