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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. Public viewing nights are scheduled for: Mar 5, Apr 9, May 7 all at 8:00 p.m. Don't forget that all viewings are subject to the weather.

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

Next to the date for each observing night is a description of the featured objects for that night, although objects beyond those listed will probably be observed as well, depending on the time of night. All observing nights are on Fridays and will begin after sunset. 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. If you need any other information, please contact Dr. Jason Smolinski.

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