Down to Earth Astronomy in Everyday Life

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut, Martz/Kohl Board of Directors This month at the Martz-Kohl Observatory the public is invited to hear another always entertaining, informative and sometimes just plain fun presentation by Mr. Phil Evans, a long-time Martz-Kohl member and supporter. Evans is an eclectic historian of the space age and a collector of space […]

Martz-Kohl Thanks a Good Partner

Martz-Kohl Thanks a Good Partner

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Martz/Kohl Board of Directors The Martz-Kohl Observatory in Frewsburg has become a very popular local attraction, a valuable community asset and an important educational resource for the entire Western New York region. The observatory deeply appreciates the people of Frewsburg for their interest in our work, their support, and their […]

2018 – Plenty of Sky Shows Ahead

2018 – Plenty of Sky Shows Ahead

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Martz/Kohl Board of Directors The New Year promises some spectacular heavenly sights for sky-watchers. January kicked off already with a great meteor shower, and it will end with a rare Super Blue Moon Eclipse. Quite a few more special sky events will be coming along later in the year. On […]

Three-Mile-Wide Asteroid to Fly by Earth One Week Before Christmas

Three-Mile-Wide Asteroid to Fly by Earth One Week Before Christmas

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Martz/Kohl Board of Directors Planet Earth returns to the celestial shooting gallery. An asteroid named 3200 Phaethon, not discovered as a Near-Earth Asteroid until 1982, will streak past Earth on Saturday, December 16, missing us by a mere 6.4 million miles, according to NASA. Its proximity labels it a “potentially […]

Important Local Attraction Under Threat

Important Local Attraction Under Threat

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Martz/Kohl Board of Directors Frewsburg, New York is the proud home of the Martz-Kohl Astronomical Observatory, now one of the finest institutions of its kind in the Northeast and a valuable local asset for STEM education in schools across the region. Martz-Kohl also collaborates with NASA in education and research […]

The Universe: Growing Every Second!

The Universe: Growing Every Second!

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Martz/Kohl Board of Directors It sounds like a tabloid headline, but it’s actually true. Hop aboard for a fascinating ride through the expanding cosmos at the Martz-Kohl Observatory Open House on Wednesday evening, October 11 at 8:00 p.m. atop Robin Hill Road in Frewsburg with Dr. Deron Williams, renowned Harlow […]

Observatory Welcomes 1,000 Guests

Observatory Welcomes 1,000 Guests

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Martz/Kohl Board of Directors The stars come out at night. Everybody knows that. But there is one famous exception to that rule, the closest star to us only comes out in the daytime… it is, of course, called The Sun. But on Monday afternoon, August 21, this year, the sun […]

The Great Total Eclipse of 2017

The Great Total  Eclipse of 2017

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Martz/Kohl Board of Directors Special Viewing at Martz/Kohl Observatory Time is ticking down till the first total solar eclipse to be seen on the continental US in nearly 38 years, since February 26, 1979. The Martz/Kohl Observatory will be open to the public for a special viewing opportunity. Tom Traub, […]

July Skies Offer Special Events

July Skies Offer Special Events

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Martz/Kohl Board of Directors The Next Fireworks The month of July will offer sky watchers an interesting sight. The July Fourth fireworks will not be the only sky show this month. On the night of Sunday, July 29, and the morning of Monday, July 30, the Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower […]

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