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Wednesday, 31 July, at 7 :30 pm, Martz-Kohl Observatory board member, Walter Pickut, will lead a discussion on the weirdest stars that have baffled scientists. Walter has been a board member at the Martz-Kohl Observatory since 2011 and is currently an editor and contributing writer at the Jamestown Gazette, a weekly community publication.
After the discussion, tours will be given, and the observatory will be open for both members and the public to view the night sky, weather permitting. 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 western New York. 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.
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.