Community discovers SUNY New Paltz’s planetarium and observatory

Astronomy aficionados, children, adults, students, seniors -- just about anyone who has an interest in the night sky and his or her place in it -- have been flocking to the free public programs presented every first and third Thursday of the month at SUNY-New Paltz’s John R. Kirk Planetarium and the Smolen Observatory. In fact, the shows, which begin with a stimulating view of the sky in the Planetarium’s dome theater, along with different themes every night, end with guests being able to look through telescopes at the Smolen Observatory and see the jewels in the night sky . . .


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