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Martz-Kohl Observatory celebrates anniversary of 1969 moon landing

Times Observer file photo courtesy of Martz-Kohl Observatory The Martz-Kohl Observatory located at 176 Robbin Hill Road, Frewsburg, NY, 14738, plans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic landing on the moonwith a public, one-time, showing of the 2018 biographical drama, First Man.

By KATIE MIKTUK

kmiktuk@timesobserver.com

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the historic moon landing.

Martz-Kohl Observatory, 176 Robbin Hill Road, Frewsburg, NY, 14738, plans to celebrate the anniversary with a public, one-time, showing of the 2018 biographical drama, First Man.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

First Man was released in the United States in October of 2018 by Universal Studios. The movie follows Neil armstrong from 1961 to 1969 and the challenges he faced, both professionally and personally, on his journey to become the first person to walk on the moon.

Weather permitting, following the movie, the observatory will be open for both members and the public to view the night sky.

The Martz-Kohl Observatory is an all-volunteer, non-profit association and does not charge for admission. However, a non-member donation of $5 per adult and $2 per child or student is appreciated.

The observatory houses one of the largest public robotic telescopes in western New York. On open observatory nights, the public is welcome to come and tour the facility.

If the evening is clear, the telescopes will be used to view the celestial sphere.

Anyone with further questions or seeking more information, the observatory can be contacted at (716) 569-3689 or by visiting their website, martzobservatory.org.

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