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 […]

Flying Through Halley’s Comet

Flying Through Halley’s Comet

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Martz/Kohl Board of Directors Halley ’s Comet, the most famous of them all, comes around once every 75 years, puts on a beautiful sky show for a few months as it nears the sun, and then zooms back toward the farthest reaches of the solar system. It last appeared in […]

Meteor Showers and Shooting Stars

Meteor Showers and Shooting Stars

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Martz/Kohl Board of Directors April showers usually bring May flowers. But high above the clouds, April Showers this year mean meteor showers, too – shooting stars that streak across the night sky. And a field trip is being planned by the Martz/Kohl Observatory to take place later in the spring […]

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