Keystone College observatory slates spring sessions, beginning March 16

For Abington Journal | March 14th, 2016 3:06 pm

LA PLUME — The Keystone College Thomas G. Cupillari ’60 Astronomical Observatory will begin its spring program at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16 and continue each Wednesday and Friday through May 27.

Open to the public and free of charge, the spring sessions will be held regardless of sky conditions and will be cancelled by the threat of severe weather.

This season’s astronomical programs will feature an illustrated lecture and telescopic observations. The main objects planned for viewing include the moon; the planets Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn; and various double stars, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies.

Large groups such as school classes, scouts, and community organizations interested in attending should contact Jo-Ann Kamichitis at 570-945-8402 or to schedule a session.

The Thomas G. Cupillari ’60 Astronomical Observatory is located approximately two miles west on Route 107 from Interstate 81 exit 202 and approximately two miles east of Fleetville on Route 107. For more information, visit

Saturn, as seen through the Clark Refractor Telescope., as seen through the Clark Refractor Telescope. Submitted photo

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