A Picture of the Night Sky
Astronomist Josh Cochran leads aspiring astrophysicists and astronauts on a tour of the night sky! Join us on the Greenbush campus for our observatory nights hosted by Mr. Cochran who will lead the programs from our dome theater and PSU/Greenbush Astrophysical Observatory. Additionally, we have included our archived video podcasts. These lessons and tours are not to miss!
Spring Constellations – Friday, March 11, 2022
The early spring is one of the best times to stargaze. The sky is full of numerous bright asterisms to help discover the constellations. Whether you are a pro or a first-timer we will be sure to learn some new constellations and try to recognize them in the night sky.
James Webb Space Telescope – Friday, April 8, 2022
An exciting program with NASA has reached a major milestone – the launching and deployment of the James Webb Space Telescope. This incredible piece of technology will be the successor to the famed Hubble Space Telescope. Come learn what this new device will reveal in the near future.
Lunar Eclipse – Monday, May 16, 2022
Join us for a rare event on a MONDAY evening – a lunar eclipse! We are fortunate to be able to have excellent timing for a lunar eclipse that will happen in May. Come learn how these events take place and be sure to bring a camera to capture this beautiful celestial shadow game.