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Observatory

The Observatory, run by the Department of Physics and Astronomy, is located at College Camp. Public observing opportunities occur throughout the year and are advertised through the Department. Don't forget that all viewings are subject to the weather.

More information about the Observatory can be found here Oneonta Astronomy Program.

The first public night viewing is planned for 10/9/14, beginning with a planetarium show at 7pm, which will be followed by observing at 8:15. You may sign up for the planetarium sessions here.

Other public observing nights will be November 13 and December 11.

Each observing night will be preceded by a public planetarium show at 7:00 p.m. where the constellations, stars, and planets of the evening will be introduced, along with a short movie. Please bear in mind that due to the frequent cloudy or inclement weather in upstate New York, many observing nights will inevitably be cancelled.

Dr. Smolinski photographed the comet
C/2011 L4 (PAN-STARRS) over the SUNY Oneonta Baseball Fields near College Camp on March 17, 2013.