Yahn Planetarium

Subscribe to Yahn Planetarium
SKYGLOW image pictured.

HBO Director of Photography and CBS Screenwriter to visit Penn State Behrend

Harun Mehmedinovic, director of photography for HBO, and Gavin Heffernan, a filmmaker and screenwriter for National Geographic, CBS and USA Today, will discuss SKYGLOW, their ongoing crowdfunding project which explores light pollution, when they visit Penn State Behrend on Monday, Nov. 13.
Cassini-Huygens spacecraft pictured next to Saturn.

Behrend astronomy program to focus on Cassini Space Mission

After a near 20-year mission, the Cassini–Huygens spacecraft's mission is coming to an end. Just what was discovered during this time? That’s what will be discussed when Open House Nights in Astronomy returns to Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, on Thursday, Sept. 7.
Total Solar Eclipse pictured.

Experience the Great American Eclipse with Penn State Behrend

To commemorate the Great American Eclipse, Penn State Behrend invites guests to visit its School of Science on Monday, Aug. 21, for telescopic viewing of the phenomenon. Free parking will be available in the parking lot outside the School of Science Complex, which is also the site for the telescopic viewing.

New Images Give Astronomers Clear View of Pluto

So that’s Pluto: a lightly pocked gray sphere with a heart-shaped white splotch near its bottom.