Lessons in Light at Kopernik

By Erika Mahoney

Lessons in Light at Kopernik

January 12, 2013 Updated Jan 14, 2013 at 11:03 AM EDT

Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) As part of Kopernik Observatory and Science Center's "Winter Pegasus" series, children can visit the observatory to learn about and play with science during weekends and holidays.

Kopernik's executive director said the series is a great opportunity to get kids out of the house during the winter season.

Saturday's session was called "Glowtopia."

"They are going to talk about different types of light," said Executive Director Andrew Deskur. "We are certainly going to talk about visible light, but then we had them all put their names in a marker and see what happens under a black light. We get to talk about infrared and a little bit about heat. That's really sort of a form of light as well. So it's getting them to think beyond what they would otherwise do."

Kids said they have a blast learning new things, and that it's much better than sitting at home.

Kopernik Observatory and Science Center

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