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For the month of September, the Martz-Kohl Observatory will be celebrating the planet Jupiter. At 7:30 pm on Wednesday, 4 September, both members and non-members are invited to the observatory for a short discussion on Jupiter. After the discussion, all will have an opportunity to tour the observatory as well as view Jupiter and other celestial objects in the night sky, weather permitting. When the weather is permitting, Jupiter has been highly visible through the 20-inch Kohl telescope. When planning a visit to the observatory, it is best to have seasonal attire on hand as the domes which house the telescopes, as well as the roll off roof area of the observatory, are not heated.
The observatory is located at 176 Robbin Hill Rd., Frewsburg, NY. The Martz-Kohl Observatory is an all-volunteer, non-profit association [501(c)3] and does not charge for admission. A non-member donation of $5.00 per adult and $2.00 per child or student is appreciated.
The Martz-Kohl Observatory houses one of the largest public robotic telescopes in the Northeastern United States. On open observatory nights, the public is welcome to come and tour the facility. If the evening sky is clear, the telescopes will be used to view the celestial sphere. The observatory can be contacted at (716) 569-3689. More information can be accessed at the observatory web site, martzobservatory.org.
About Martz-Kohl Observatory
The Marshal Martz Memorial Astronomical Association, Inc. is a
non-profit organization devoted to the amateur astronomer. The emphasis of the association is observational astronomy, well-rooted in public education and enjoyment of the starry skies.