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Astronomy News


New endowed fund to support astronomy and physics

Growth in the number of students pursuing degrees in physics and its related disciplines at Lycoming College has led to the creation of the Astronomy and Physics Endowed Program Fund. Once fully endowed, the fund will provide a permanent source of additional resources for the physics, astrophysics, astronomy, and engineering programs. These resources will be used to support student research opportunities, student travel, purchases of equipment, and other needs of the department.

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The search for Little Green Men in the night sky

Lycoming College invites the Williamsport community to enjoy free shows in its Detwiler Planetarium on Friday, March 6. The shows, which are part of Williamsport First Friday, begin at 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and are open to the public.

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Love burns bright in the stars at Detwiler Planetarium

Lycoming College invites the Williamsport community to enjoy free shows in its Detwiler Planetarium on Friday, Feb. 14. The shows begin at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. and are open to the public.

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Clear skies inside for scouts visiting Detwiler Planetarium

Lycoming College’s Detwiler Planetarium recently welcomed Cub Scout Pack 88 from Montoursville, and Girl Scout Service Unit 624 from the greater Williamsport area for a series of educational and entertaining events. These events were organized by the new Detwiler Planetarium director, Lauren Balliet.

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See the red planet through the eyes of Opportunity Rover at Lycoming College

Lycoming College invites the Williamsport community to enjoy free shows in its Detwiler Planetarium on April 5th. The shows, which are part of Williamsport First Friday, begin at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. and are open to the public.

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Examine the night skies from a different point of view at Detwiler Planetarium

Lycoming College invites the Williamsport community to enjoy free shows in its Detwiler Planetarium on March 1. The shows, which are part of Williamsport First Friday, begin at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. and are open to the public.

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Explore New Horizons findings at Detwiler Planetarium

Lycoming College invites the Williamsport community to enjoy free shows in its Detwiler Planetarium on Feb. 1. The shows, which are part of Williamsport First Friday, begin at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. and are open to the public.

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Experience the life cycle of a star at the Lycoming College Detwiler Planetarium

Lycoming College invites the Williamsport community to enjoy free shows in its Detwiler Planetarium on Dec. 7. The shows, which are part of Williamsport First Friday, begin at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

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Glimpse into unseen skies at the Lycoming College Detwiler Planetarium

Lycoming College invites the Williamsport community to enjoy free shows in its Detwiler Planetarium on Nov. 2. The shows, which are part of Williamsport First Friday, begin at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

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Lycoming College planetarium show to explore features and phenomena of the sun

Lycoming College invites the Williamsport community to enjoy free shows in its Detwiler Planetarium on October 5th. The shows, which are part of Williamsport First Friday, begin at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. and are open to the public.

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Travel to the red planet at Lycoming College’s Detwiler Planetarium

Lycoming College invites the Williamsport community to enjoy a free show in its Detwiler Planetarium on June 1. The show, which is part of Williamsport First Friday, will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

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Discover the Big Bang, Gravity and Climate Change at Lycoming College’s Detwiler Planetarium

Lycoming College invites the Williamsport community to enjoy free shows in its Detwiler Planetarium on May 4. The shows, which are part of Williamsport First Friday, begin at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

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Glimpse into Jupiter’s four largest moons

Lycoming College invites the Williamsport community to enjoy free shows in its Detwiler Planetarium on March 2. The shows, which are part of Williamsport First Friday, begin at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. and are open to the public.

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The changing night sky

Lycoming College invites the Williamsport community to enjoy free shows in its Detwiler Planetarium on Feb. 2. The shows, which are part of Williamsport First Friday, begin at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. and are open to the public.

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Journey to the nearest exoplanet

Lycoming College invites the Williamsport community to enjoy free shows in its Detwiler Planetarium on Dec. 1. The shows, which are part of Williamsport First Friday, begin at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. and are open to the public.

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