A Picture of the Night Sky
Astronomist Josh Cochran leads aspiring astrophysicists and astronauts on a tour of the night sky! Join us LIVE while Mr. Cochran leads lessons from the PSU/Greenbush Astrophysical Observatory for a tour of the night sky! Additionally, we have included our archived video podcasts. These lessons and tours are not to miss!
Perseid Meteor Shower – August 13, 2021
The Perseid Meteor shower is an annual event that is often the highlight of summer night sky observation. Come take advantage of the warm evenings to learn about and observe this event.
Date: August 13th, 2021
Saturn – September 17, 2021
The night sky during the Fall of 2021 will have an excellent view of the Ringed Planet – Saturn. Come learn about past and future missions to Saturn and what they have told us about his fascinating planet in our Solar System.
Date: September 17th, 2021
Jupiter – October 15, 2021
The King of the Planets reigns during the Fall of 2021. Jupiter is a fascinating planet to study along with its incredible moon system. Come learn and view this celestial object through the Greenbush telescopes.
Date: October 15th, 2021
Venus – November 12, 2021
Venus is the 3rd brightest object in the sky. It is outshined by only the Sun and the Moon. This object gives us great perspective into our understanding of our own planet and the nature of the entire Solar System itself. Note the early start time for this presentation so we can begin by observing Venus!
Date: November 12th, 2021