Astronomical fun at the Corning Observatory

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CORNING, N.Y. (WETM)- On Friday evening the annual Kids Night took place at the Corning Observatory; located on the Corning Community College campus.

Each year this night is held for families and children of all ages to come out and learn about astronomy in a fun way!

“We have astronomical crafts, we do comet demonstrations so kids understand how comets work. We also have tours of our facility, which includes the one-tenth scale model of the 200 inch hale telescope in Mount Palomar in California,” said Deborah Dan, Director of Eileen Collins Observatory.

It wasn’t just families and children who attended this event. Current and past students came out to show kids how science is a lot more fun than they think.

“We really want people to realize that it’s fun, science can be cool. It doesn’t always have to be black and white, we have lots of colors here and toys and games. It’s really about getting kids interested in STEM at a younger age,” said Molly S, former student.

If you were unable to make it out on Friday evening for the annual event, but still would like to learn more about astronomy, you can visit the observatory on the first Friday each month from 8:00 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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