On the weekend of March 31-April 2, students in grades 8-12 are invited to Kopernik Observatory for the Deep-Sky Expedition with Rocket Symposium. This two night / three day workshop will have students learning about Deep-Sky objects including galaxies, star clusters and nebula. Students will also build and launch rockets during the day on Saturday. See below for more details and online registration. 
To learn more about classes visit the Pegasus page on our website. For your convenience, class descriptions grouped by grade level.  

G o directly to our online registration page and browse our list of classes. You also may search classes by date, age/grade, or time of day. Remember,  Kopernik members always get a discount!

If you prefer, you  may download the Pegasus registration form and mail it in, or register over the phone at  (607) 748-3685 ext. 308. 

Deep-Sky Expedition with 
Rocket Symposium
Fri. Mar. 31 - Sun. Apr. 2 
Students will enjoy a stellar weekend at the Kopernik Observatory as they hunt down a multitude of galaxies and deep-sky objects. They will learn about a variety of celestial objects and how to observe them. They will discuss how galaxies, star clusters and nebulae form and will build a detailed map of the Milky Way galaxy. On Saturday morning, students will participate in a Rocket Symposium where they will build their own model rocket and then launch it later in the afternoon. Rocket launching and telescope observing activities will vary, depending on weather and sky conditions. 

Students will stay overnight with adult supervision
on Friday and Saturday at Kopernik.
Saturday and Sunday meals will be provided. 

Expedition Objectives 
  • Overview of different deep-sky objects
  • Observing the deep sky objects through different telescopes
  • Image deep sky objects using DLSR & CCD cameras 
  • Telescope training - both  traditional & computerized
  • Find out what happens when galaxies collide!
  • Discover what NASA's Great Observatories are revealing about the Universe!