Keystone College’s Thomas G. Cupillari ‘60 Observatory announces summer programs

For Abington Journal | June 14th, 2016 12:25 pm

LA PLUME – Keystone College’s Thomas G. Cupillari ‘60 Observatory will begin its summer lecture and observing sessions Monday, July 11, and will continue each Monday and Wednesday, until Wednesday, Aug. 3. The lectures start at 8:30 p.m. with observing sessions following. Monday topics are repeated on the Wednesday of the same week.

The astronomical programs will feature an illustrated lecture and observation through telescopes, weather-permitting. The main objects planned for observation include the moon, the planets Jupiter, Mars and Saturn, various star clusters, double stars, nebulae, and galaxies.

Scheduled speakers and topics are as follows:

July 11 and 13: Professor Tom Cupillari, “The Moon In The Comics”

July 18 and 20: Jo-Ann Kamichitis, “Occultations and Transits”

July 25 and 27: John D Sabia, “Comets, Including Latest Space Probe Information”

Aug. 1 and 3: Bill Speare, “A 30-Solar-Eclipse-Trip Veteran Tells All About Eclipses”

All sessions are open to the public and are free of charge with no reservations required. They are held regardless of sky conditions and cancelled only by the threat of severe weather. For more information, contact Jo-Ann Kamichitis at 570-945-8402, or email

The Thomas G. Cupillari ’60 Astronomical Observatory is located approximately two miles east of Fleetville on Route 107 and approximately 1.5 miles west on Route 107 from Interstate 81 exit 202, at the intersection of Route 107 and Hack Road. For more information on the observatory, visit

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