Guests are invited to visit the Yahn Planetarium at Penn State Behrend on Saturday, Oct. 19, for “Eerie Legends and Lore: The Dark Side of Erie’s History.” The one-hour, narrated show will include several stories about Erie’s haunting legends complete with photos and synchronized audio.
Darren Williams, professor of astronomy and astrophysics, will discuss the Apollo 11 Mission and its historical significance, on Thursday, April 4, when Open House Night in Astronomy returns to Penn State Behrend. Following Williams’ talk, Jim Gavio, director of the college’s Yahn Planetarium, will outline future plans for lunar exploration.
Darren Williams, a professor of astronomy and astrophysics, and Jim Gavio, director of the college’s Yahn Planetarium, will host a special telescope fundamentals session when Open House Nights in Astronomy returns to Penn State Behrend on Thursday, Oct. 4.
The Yahn Planetarium, which operated as the Erie Planetarium since 1959, relocated to Penn State Behrend in 2014 and has become a staple of the college’s School of Science. More than 11,000 visitors enjoyed a show at the planetarium in 2017.
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.
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.
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.