Kopernik Observatory & Science Center

March 1, 2024
  • Eclipse Science & Safety – Presented by Kopernik Staff
    March 1, 2024  8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    A Total Solar Eclipse: one of the most breathtaking celestial events we can witness from planet Earth—and you have a chance to see one this April! March to the Eclipse beings with an introduction to eclipses, covering: the different types, why they happen, and how to observe them safely. Then, we will focus in on the April 8th total solar eclipse to discuss observing opportunities and why this is an event you do not want to miss!

    The program will be livestreamed on the Kopernik's YouTube channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/kopernikobservatory

March 8, 2024
  • Family Friday: Eclipse Edition
    March 8, 2024  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Through activities, simulations, shows, and more, Kopernik Observatory Educators are here to help your family prepare for the upcoming eclipse. Explore why eclipses happen by constructing a Sun, Earth, & Moon model. Learn how to safely observe the Sun and eclipses by building your own pinhole projector. Discover what makes total solar eclipses special by creating a chalk art solar corona. Additionally, our Solar Eclipse Planetarium Show will be available for an additional $2 per admission.

March 15, 2024
  • The Great Adirondack Eclipse – Presented by Seth McGowan, President of the Adirondack Sky Center & Observator
    March 15, 2024  8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Discover the “secret recipe” behind the upcoming April 8th Total Solar Eclipse destined to grace the Adirondacks. Seth McGowan puts the eclipse in context, providing insight on the numerous perspectives surrounding this eclipse as well as the history of eclipses within the Adirondack Blue Line. Learn about the impact to communities within the path of totality and what is expected in the six million acre park.
    The program will be livestreamed on the Kopernik YouTube channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/kopernikobservatory

March 22, 2024
  • Family Friday: Eclipse Edition
    March 22, 2024  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Through activities, simulations, shows, and more, Kopernik Observatory Educators are here to help your family prepare for the upcoming eclipse. Explore why eclipses happen by constructing a Sun, Earth, & Moon model. Learn how to safely observe the Sun and eclipses by building your own pinhole projector. Discover what makes total solar eclipses special by creating a chalk art solar corona. Additionally, our Solar Eclipse Planetarium Show will be available for an additional $2 per admission.