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Astronomical Fridays at Lock Haven University

Lock Haven University will hold the first of three Astronomical Fridays events of the spring semester at 8 p.m. Friday, February 16. Participants will observe the moon, planets, stars, star clusters, stellar nurseries, stellar corpses, and galaxies through the university’s 12-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope.

WHAT: Astronomical Fridays at LHU

WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday, February 16

WHERE: Stern Athletic Complex, Farrandsville

WHO: James Wheeler,, 570-484-2054

Observing sessions are open to the public and will take place at the Stern Athletic Complex along Farrandsville road or, if snow makes the field inaccessible, at Jack Stadium. The complex is 1.1 miles above the Jay Street Bridge on the northeast side of the river, adjacent to the West Branch Soccer Fields.

Future Astronomical Fridays dates are as follows:

  • Friday, March 23
  • Friday, April 20

For more information on Lock Haven University, visit, email, or call 570-484-2011.

For more information about Astronomical Fridays, contact James Wheeler at 570-484-2054 or email 

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