Astronomy News


Birdwatch in the Night Sky during an upcoming planetarium show at Lycoming College

Lycoming College will offer two shows in the Detwiler Planetarium on Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. as part of Williamsport’s First Friday events. The events are open to the public. Free tickets are available that evening starting at 5 p.m. outside the planetarium. Seating is first come, first seated.

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Dwarf stars, comets and small celestial objects are the highlight of planetarium shows at Lycoming College

Lycoming College will be offering two shows in the Detwiler Planetarium on Aug. 5 at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. as part of Williamsport’s First Friday events. The event is open to the public. Free tickets are available that evening starting at 5 p.m. outside the planetarium. Seating is first come, first served.

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Children and families invited to view the night sky during event planned by students

School’s out for summer, so bring the kids to the park after dark. They’ll look millions of years into the past as they use telescopes and binoculars to gaze at stars, planets, the Milky Way and more at Muncy Heritage Park and Nature Trail when Muncy Historical Society hosts its “Under the Night Sky” on June 14.

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Lycoming College to offer "Stories in the Stars" planetarium shows on May 6

Lycoming College will be offering two shows in the Detwiler Planetarium on May 6 at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. as part of Williamsport’s First Friday events. The event is open to the public. Free tickets are available that evening starting at 5 p.m. outside the planetarium. Seating is first come, first served.

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View the sky as Galileo did during First Friday planetarium show in April

Galileo changed the world’s view of the universe when he turned his improved telescope skyward in 1609. Learn more at two shows in Lycoming College’s Detwiler Planetarium on April 1 at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. as part of the Williamsport First Friday events organized by Lycoming County Celebrates the Arts Alliance. The event is open to the public.

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Lycoming College to offer "Oasis in Space" planetarium shows on March 4

Lycoming College will be offering two shows in the Detwiler Planetarium on March 4 at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. The event is open to the public. Free tickets are available that evening starting at 5 p.m. outside the planetarium. Seating is first come, first served.

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Watch the stars overhead without the chill of the outdoors at Lycoming College open house

Lycoming College will be holding an open house in the Lynn Science Center on Feb. 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. as one of Williamsport’s First Friday events. The public is welcome to attend this free event to enjoy exhibits and planetarium shows at 6:30 and 7 p.m.

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Community and economic benefits of Lynn Science Center highlight of Chamber Mixer

The construction of the Lynn Science Center on the campus of Lycoming College involved significant support from many local businesses over the past three years. Business owners who helped build the center, and other local leaders, came out in force to see the culmination of their efforts during a Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce PM Exchange event hosted by the college Nov. 5.

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Flexible labs and state of the art planetarium are highlights of new science center

Students at Lycoming College are already benefiting from the larger, flexible classrooms and laboratories in the new Lynn Science Center, which opened for classes this fall. The three-level, 26,000-square-foot facility also includes a state-of-the-art planetarium, computer labs, faculty offices and atrium.

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Electron microscope to enhance research at Lynn Science Center

Students and faculty at Lycoming College will enjoy new advanced research capabilities in a range of subjects with the addition of a scanning electron microscope to the Lynn Science Center, which will open this fall. The acquisition of the microscope was made possible by a $110,000 grant from the George I. Alden Trust, of Worcester, Mass.

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M&T Gift Funds Research Lab

On Friday, August 8, M&T President Phil Johnson presented Lycoming College with a fifty-thousand dollar gift in support of the college’s first new academic building since 1989. Accepting the gift was Dr. Kent Trachte, president of the college.

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Lycoming breaks ground for new Lynn Science Center

Lycoming College celebrated the groundbreaking for its new Lynn Science Center on June 18. The three-level, 26,000-square-foot facility will connect to the north end of the existing Heim Biology and Chemistry Building and will include a planetarium, classrooms, research and teaching labs, computer labs, faculty offices, student lounges and an atrium. Board chair Peter Lynn ’69 and his wife, Joyce, have made the leadership gift for the facility, which is expected to open for the 2015 fall semester.

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Math and Science Saturday to be held at Lycoming

Lycoming College will host a Math and Science Saturday for high school sophomores and juniors March 22 beginning at 9:30 a.m. The open house offers prospective students and their families an opportunity to explore the college’s biology, chemistry, astronomy and physics, and mathematics departments, as well as special programs, such as pre-medicine.

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Faculty share accomplishments

In addition to their commitment to teaching and advising, Lycoming College faculty members stay current and active in their respective fields through a variety of research endeavors and participation in professional development opportunities. Recent accomplishments include:

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