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The Kopernik Observatory & Science Centre in Vestal will hold a Winter Star Party on Saturday.
The festivities will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with a reception for Kopernik members. At 6 p.m., Nicholas Guydosh of the Kopernik Observatory will present a "Year in Review" of some of the latest astronomical discoveries and images.

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Observatory captures CAMM grant

Time Warner Cable's Connect a Million Minds initiative grants more than $7,000 to a Broome County non-profit. Kopernik Observatory and Science in Vestal received $7,500 in funding from the philanthropic program.
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While it might not seem like spring is just around the corner, Kopernik Observatory & Science Centre is gearing up for its spring and summer schedule.
Beginning Friday with "The Star Cycle and White Dwarfs" hosted by Mark Dello Stritto of Binghamton University, those interested in the sky above us will find out about the life and death of a star, including the mechanism of fusion and the freezing point of a white dwarf star.

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Spring/Summer Schedule 2011
$5.00 adults; $3.00 seniors/students; $16.00 family maximum
Members of Kopernik Observatory are free

The Observatory is open every Friday night, regardless of sky conditions, March through November. In spring, doors open at 7:30 PM; programs start at 8:00 PM - Telescope tours (if cloudy) or viewing (if clear).
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Kopernik Observatory schedules upcoming star and planet events

Though the weather is getting colder, Kopernik Observatory & Science Education Centre isn't slowing down.
Over the next few weeks, the Underwood Road facility will offer a host of events for star and planet enthusiasts.

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