A variety of space and terrestrial programs are being offered in the upcoming weeks at the Kopernik Space and Science Center on Underwood Road in Vestal.

Speaking on The Southern Tier Close Up on WNBF November 17th, Public Programs Coordinator, Roy Williams outlined several of the upcoming events including  'Sidewalk Astronomy' where shoppers can use the observatory's telescopes at the Town Square Mall to view Jupiter November 23rd, Black Holes on Black Friday at the observatory later that night, a free open house November 24th and a web design program for children.

For more information or to sign up for 'clear sky alerts' for ideal star-gazing at the observatory, visit the agency's website at www.kopernik.org.

The Southern Tier Close Up airs Saturday afternoons at 12:10 on News Radio 1290 WNBF.