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What a hidden gem in WNY! All volunteer members run the Observatory and do a fantastic job. If you have any interest in astronomy you need to visit and support the Martz Observatory! ~George B
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ACT NOW! Applications are due by April 15! Martz-Kohl Observatory and Falconer Central Schools are thrilled to offer Chautauqua County students entering grades 6 through 9 a weeklong "launch into space" STEM camp experience. The day camp will be held July 17 - 21, 2023. Students will learn about the history of space observations and explorations, build their own telescopes, learn how to use the 24" telescope at the observatory, and build and launch model rockets. Working with a NASA Ambassador in hands-on lab, students will investigate the spectrometry of stars. Other guest speakers and activities are planned.
Visit martzobservatory.org/space-stem-camp/ for additional information, to ask questions, and to request an application. ... See MoreSee Less
Maree Ann Dunn4 weeks ago
This summer, Martz-Kohl Observatory and Falconer Central Schools are thrilled to offer Chautauqua County students entering grades 6 through 9 a weeklong "launch into space" STEM camp experience. The day camp will be held July 17 - 21, 2023. Students will learn about the history of space observations and explorations, build their own telescopes, learn how to use the 24" telescope at the observatory, and build and launch model rockets. Working with a NASA Ambassador in hands-on lab, students will investigate the spectrometry of stars. Other guest speakers and activities are planned.
Visit martzobservatory.org/space-stem-camp/ for additional information, to ask questions, and to request an application. Applications are due April 1, 2023. ... See MoreSee Less
Space STEM Camp - Martz-Kohl ObservatoryJuly 17-21, 2023 Open to rising 6th to 9th graders in Chautauqua County This summer, Martz-Kohl Observatory and Falconer Central Schools are thrilled to offer Chautauqua County students entering grade...
Do you offer other camps like this? I don't reside in Chautauqua County.
What a great opportunity! I wish my child was younger. Would love to see other opportunities like this for various ages. Even a couple of days.
This is awesome!! We filled out the request, hoping we make the cut! ❤️ 💫
My dearest Friend is a founder of Martz Observatory❤️ Please support this Wonderful place in Western New York✨💫🌟
Wish I were a kid again!
Awe tre is going into 5th grade
are there any weekend or evening volunteering opportunities? Martz-Kohl Observatory
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Thomas Nicholson for Billy Nicholson
No Open Observatory or members meeting tonight, Wednesday, February 22, due to the weather! ... See MoreSee Less
Farmers Almanac is posting about something called a parade of planets?? How can we see a that in our area??
The Martz-Kohl Observatory's All-Sky Camera caught this fireball (meteor) early in the morning of February 2, 2023. The American Meteor Society identified it as "Event 676-2023." It was seen in 3 states and Canada. You can view all sky videos on the observatory's website: martzobservatory.org/martz-control-room/. Check out the American Meteor Society to report a sighting or to learn more about fireballs/meteors: www.amsmeteors.org ... See MoreSee Less
One of many meteors, satellites and aircraft that grace our skies at night.
Nice Zoom meeting last night.
Green Comet Night - Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 7:30pm at the observatory. Celebrate and learn about the Green Comet as it reaches its closest approach to Earth. Not seen for 50,000 years, we’ll have live viewing from multiple telescopes of Comet C/2022 E (ZTF) – weather permitting 🙂 We’ll also discuss comets in general and view images taken at the observatory. Tours of the facility will be offered. Dress appropriately for the weather. Our classrooms are heated but the domes are not. Image taken at the observatory by member, Dave Wilkins. ... See MoreSee Less
That was amazing, glad I went to see it
Are reservations required?
I went out last night to look, but the moon had risen, ack! Tonight I’ll try again.
Amazing🙂 Took my girls tonight.
Wish I could be there!
Could this be it
What filter was this taken by?
The green comet, C/2022 E3 (ZTF) is in the news as possibly visible to the naked eye. Well, probably not, but you might get a good view through binoculars 👍 For our friends near Jamestown, NY and Warren, PA, you can try to view the comet through January - weather permitting 🌨. Here is a position chart through the end of the month. Note this chart shows star positions about 1:00AM looking Northeast. Let us know if you spot it 🔭 ... See MoreSee Less
Somehow, member, Tom Traub, found breaks in the clouds to recently capture a couple of astro-images. The much talked-about Comet C2022E3 ZTF is definitely green! This is the "actual" color. You can see that the comet was the center of focus while images were captured as Red, Green, Blue with luminosity (LRGB). This causes the stars to trail colors while keeping the comet centered and providing the color. The other image is the the Orion Nebula (M42) - part of the "sword" hanging from Orion's Belt in the Winter constellation of Orion. It is one of the brightest nebulae and is visible to the naked eye. Tom has managed to capture the amazing colors and subtleties of this nebula. Images were taken through the observatory's Martz 24" and the Takahashi 5" telescopes. 👍🔭 ... See MoreSee Less
When the clouds break i try to find it but can't. Help? Is it close to the horizon for example? In Jamestown.
Nice job Tom! 🙌🏼🙌🏼
Nice shots Tom!
Aye nice one my man!!!
Snoopy is back on Earth. For the Artemis I mission, he acted as a zero gravity indicator- i.e. when he floats around, it's zero gravity! His space suit is made up of actual materials used for human astronauts. Not his first time in space as he also got to catch a ride on the Space shuttle Columbia in 1990 during the STS-32 mission. ... See MoreSee Less
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