Northeast, NY 13850
The Kopernik Observatory, perched atop a 1720 foot hill in Vestal, 10 miles Southwest of Binghamton, NY, has been the best-sited and best equipped public observatory in the Northeast United States for over 25 years. The new Kopernik Space Education Center is New York State's first science laboratory facility designed for K-12 teachers, students and their families.
Open to Public Fridays 7:30 pm March - November and Clear Friday nights during the winter.
The Kopernik Space Education Center in Vestal, New York is offering weeklong science programs for young people in grades 3-12 as part of our Kopernik Talent Search. We also have an introductory program for students in grades 1 & 2. Sponsored by the Edwin A. and Marion C. Link Foundation in memory of inventor/explorer Ed Link, Link Summer Science Explorations introduces students to hands-on, high-tech science. The Kopernik Link Residential Institutes provide students the opportunity to learn about various aspects of astronomy. Professional grade instruments are used to study and learn about astronomical objects. Black and white photography as well as digital photography is used to record and preserve observations for further study and presentation. Residential students are housed on campus at Binghamton University and attend nighttime programs at Kopernik.
Take Interstate Route 81 or 88 to the Binghamton area. Follow Route 17 West to Route 26 South (Exit 67s). Proceed 5 miles and turn right at Glenwood Road. (Note the green observatory sign). Take the first left at Underwood Road and proceed 1.8 miles up the hill. Kopernik Observatory will be visible
Kristen Gordon, Manager
607-772-0660 x338 or (607)748-3685
Kopernik Space Education Center
698 Underwood Rd.
Vestal, NY 13850