La Plume – The Thomas G. Cupillari ’60 Astronomical Observatory will begin its fall program on Wednesday, September 4 at 7:30 p.m. and will continue each Wednesday and Friday evening through Friday, November 22.  

The astronomical programs will feature an illustrated classroom lecture that changes weekly followed by observation through telescopes. The main objects planned for observation include the Moon, the stars, and the planets, including Jupiter and Saturn. Open to the public and free of charge, the fall sessions at the Observatory will be held regardless of sky conditions and will be cancelled only by threat of severe weather. Visitors should dress for outdoor temperatures.

Groups such as school classes, scouts, and community organizations should reserve a separate night to avoid overcrowding. For more information or to make group arrangements, contact Jo-Ann Kamichitis at 570-945-8402 or email observatory@keystone.edu to arrange a private appointment.

The Thomas G. Cupillari ’60 Astronomical Observatory is located on Route 107, approximately two miles west of Interstate 81, exit 202, and approximately two miles east of Fleetville. For more information, visit www.keystone.edu/observatory.