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Where can I go in my community to explore astronomical happenings?

Buffalo Astronomical Association:BAA_logo

For more than seventy years, a meeting place for Western New Yorkers who share in common a love for the wonders of the universe.  Join the BAA on Public Nights as they venture to Beaver Meadow to view the sky! These astronomy buffs can help you see the universe in a new light!

Challenger Learning Center of Orleans, Niagara and Erie Counties:CLC Lockport

Using space exploration as a theme, the Challenger Learning Center of Orleans, Niagara and Erie Counties will create positive learning experiences that raise students’ expectations of success; foster a long-term interest in mathematics, science and technology; and motivate them to pursue careers in these fields.

Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center:Penn Dixie Logo

Penn Dixie — a global geological treasure — is an outdoor educational experience in Hamburg, NY. Science fans of all types are drawn to our 54-acre site for unique learning opportunities in geology, astronomy, ecology, and ornithology. We offer day programs, summer day camps, group tours, and special events, and welcome tourists through most of the year. Penn Dixie is ranked as the #1 fossil park in the U.S. in a scientific study. Visitors to Penn Dixie are encouraged to collect — and keep — fossils from a shallow ocean environment that existed 380 million years ago.

The Buffalo Museum of Science:

Come and explore the wonders of Science at the Buffalo Museum of Science!BMoS logo

Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium at SUNY/Buffalo State:WFP-BuffState
Yep, we're not the only planetarium in town.  Go check out the great things happening under their dome!  The Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium at Buffalo State offers a variety of astronomy and planetary science programs for the general public and the college community as well as school and other private groups. Although currently housed in a temporary location, a new, state of the art facility is slated to open in mid-2019.