openLycoming: Community Seminars

I am Learning for a Lifetime. I am Lycoming.For 200 years, Lycoming College has been proud to serve the region, providing cultural opportunities and learning experiences. openLYCOMING delivers non-credit educational seminars and courses designed to expand and enrich the lives of community members.

Taught by current and emeriti members of the Lycoming College faculty, the program offers a wide range of courses in the arts, humanities, philosophy, local history, sciences, and special topics related to faculty research and community interest. While the content and duration each course will differ, Lycoming's dedication to providing lifelong educational opportunities will endure.

Summer 2017


A Bigger Bang

Explore some of the latest discoveries and advances in astronomy, including those impacting our solar system. Discover astronomers' work in the existence of exoplanets, and learn the reasons astrophysicists demoted Pluto to a dwarf planet. The course will also outline some exciting events happening in the sky in 2017.

Faculty: Charles Doersam '99, Planetarium Director and Physics Lab Manager
Cost: $25
RSVP: By May 26
Dates: 4-Week Course · Wednesdays: June 7, 14, 21, 28; 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Lynn Science Center, Detwiler Planetarium

The Lynn Science Center opened on Lycoming's campus in the fall of 2015, and features the state-of-the-art Detwiler Planetarium, astronomy & physics labs, and multi-functional classrooms. Visitors are able to explore the boundaries of the universe and the depths of the earth in stunning high-definition detail.

For more information or to register for an openLYCOMING course, please contact Drew Boyles '11 in the alumni office at 570-321-4376 or