Galaxy Brewing Company Attending AstroFest 2014

2014-10-01_00-36-17Galaxy Brewing Company, of Court Street in Binghamton, NY will be attending Kopernik AstroFest 2014! They will be serving their “Kopernik Kolsch” starting at 6:30 PM on Saturday, October 25th.  The price per pint will be $5.00.

One of their many unique tasting beers, they describe the Kopernik Kolsch as follows: “Our lightest beer, this one goes down smooth with a sprightly lemon citrus flavor derived from the Zythos hops used in the beer. Balanced by a slightly bready malt backbone, it is light, easy and smooth. Great on a hot day. Prost! ABV: 4.7%”

Galaxy Brewing recently won the Silver Medal in the World Beer Cup competition in Denver, Colorado.  The World Beer Cup had 4,754 entries in 94 categories from 58 countries.  Come join us in enjoying one of their very unique beers, and enjoy a beer that is out of this world!


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Wake Up To A Total Lunar Eclipse – October 8th, 2014

In the early morning hours of Wednesday October 8th, you can kick your day off watching a total lunar eclipse if the weather cooperates.  If the Greater Binghamton Area has clear skies, starting at around 4:30 AM and running up until around 7:30 AM EDT, you can watch nearly a full cycle of a lunar eclipse, including a one hour period of totality.  Keep an eye on this site for any local information about observing the eclipse.

For the EDT Time Zone, here’s the schedule:

Penumbra first visible:  4:45 a.m.
Partial eclipse begins:  5:15 a.m.
Total eclipse begins:  6:25 a.m.
Mid-eclipse:  6:55 a.m.
Total eclipse ends:  7:24 a.m.
Partial eclipse ends:  N/A
Penumbra last visible:  N/A

Visit Sky & Telescope Magazine’s October 2014 Lunar Eclipse article for more detailed information on observing the eclipse, including the image shown below.

Total Eclipse of the Moon October 8th, 2014 - Sky & Telescope Magazine

This Sky & Telescope timeline shows the times and phases of the October 8th Lunar Eclipse.

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Kopernik AstroFest 2014 Scheduled for 10/24 – 10/25

The Kopernik Astronomical Society and the Kopernik Observatory & Science Center are excited to be hosting the 2014 Kopernik AstroFest on 10/24 – 10/25. Come join us in our celebration of the night sky!

For more details including schedules, speakers, activities and other information, check the Kopernik AstroFest Page.


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Barlow Bob Memorial To Be Dedicated at 2014 Kopernik AstroFest


Please join the Kopernik Astronomical Society in honoring the legendary “Barlow Bob” (Robert Godfrey), who passed away earlier this year.  He was a member of Rockland County, Mohawk Valley, and the Kopernik Astronomical Societies and he was a great friend to many.

To commemorate all Barlow Bob did for the astronomical community and the general public, we will be dedicating a permanent plaque to him located near the Kopernik Observatory Heliostat.


He shared his love of solar astronomy with great enthusiasm to all of central New York and beyond.  Barlow Bob was founder & organizer of the NEAF Solar Star Party.  He also supported numerous public outreach activities and astronomy events, and was host of the KAS AstroFest Solar Star Party (KASSP) for the last 4 years.  You can read more about Barlow Bob and see some of his articles at

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Tonight’s Sky – October

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Remembering Our 2013 AstroFest Sponsors

A great thank you to all the donors and sponsors for

Kopernik AstroFest 2013.


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