Mysterious Planets Revealed! Open House Night in Astronomy at Martz/Kohl Observatory

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Martz/Kohl Board of Directors Planets – including our own home Planet Earth – are simply dust in a vast universe, according to Dr. Darren Williams of Behrend College in Erie, PA. But despite their small size, they’ve recently become the talk of the town. Our nearest planetary neighbors were seen […]

News from Martz/Kohl Observatory

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Martz/Kohl Board of Directors The Big Bang Comes to Martz On Wednesday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Sean Nowling, JCC Professor of Science, teaching physics and astronomy at Jamestown Community College, will speak at the Martz/Kohl Observatory on the subject of The Big Bang, the origin of the universe, […]

Listening to the Music of the Spheres

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Martz/Kohl Board of Directors From Mozart to Queen and from Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star to The Carpenters, musicians down through the centuries have been fascinated and inspired by the night sky. Whether it was a children’s jingle or a majestic symphony, the ancient “music of the heavenly spheres” has come […]

Comets and Holiday Colored Stars

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut MMMAA Board of Directors A New Comet Head outside around 5 a.m. this coming week and look for this year’s Christmas Star, the Comet Catalina, officially called by its less romantic name, C/2013 US10. Look low in the eastern sky just before the start of morning twilight. Comet Catalina has […]

The Stars and the Common Man

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Martz/Kohl Board of Directors Come to the Martz/Kohl Observatory on Wednesday evening, November 11, at 8 p.m. for an always interesting and entertaining presentation by Martz Observatory long-time member, Phil Evans. Astronomy, in one form or another, enters the spotlight in world and national news more often than most casual readers […]

Catch a Falling Star

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut, Martz/Kohl Board of Directors This month The Martz/Kohl Observatory will present a special program for the public titled “Catch a Falling Star.” The program is slated for Wednesday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Observatory located at 176 Robin Hill Road in Frewsburg, New York. This program is for anybody who […]

Martz/Kohl Observatory Plans New Programs

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut, Martz/Kohl Board of Directors The general meeting at the observatory is held on the second Wednesday of every month. That will also a good night for individuals, families and groups to plan a tour if they want to combine their visit with a special lecture, demonstration or sky watching opportunity. […]

What’s Up?

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut, Martz/Kohl Board of Directors When friends ask a stargazer what they see when they look up at the sky on a clear, starry night, the answer is easy: Everything! That’s just another word for the Universe, the entire universe of everything that exists. Now that’s sightseeing! With the naked eye, […]

Recreating an Observatory

Submitted by Walt Pickut, Martz Observatory Board of Directors The Martz-Kohl Astronomical Observatory is proud to announce the ongoing work of Phase II to renovate the observatory’s control room as its new, state-of-the-art operations center, build an “outdoor” telescope viewing station within the existing observatory complex by installing a weather-tight roll-off roof over an elevated […]

A Sky-full for June

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut The Martz/Kohl Observatory in Frewsburg welcomed noted astronomer Dr. James LoPresto to its new lecture hall facility on Wednesday evening, May 27, to address a full house of local residents and guests from out of town to hear his entertaining and informative lecture on the history, mystery, technology and astronomy […]