Outreach Initiatives

Yahn Planetarium at Penn State Behrend Now Open

The Yahn Planetarium at Penn State Behrend, a 55-seat astronomy theater, opens Thursday, Nov. 6, after more than a year of renovations and improvements. The facility, housed in the School of Science at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, expands the original mission of the planetarium, a fixture in Erie since 1959.

The Erie County Historical Society closed the planetarium in 2013 to focus on other holdings. Penn State Behrend took ownership of the equipment, which complements the college’s outreach programs, including the popular Open House Nights in Astronomy.

Warren County Students Ace Jellybean Taste Test

Remember when Billy Jenkins laughed during dinner and the milk bubbled out of his nose? Gross, right?                                                   

GE Camp Encourages Students to 'Learn Like A Girl'

In the Lego lab, where the girls built yellow-mouthed robot alligators, using motors and cables and motion-sensors to snap the jaws onto any little Lego man that wandered past, Cassandra Reese talked about her dream job.

She wants to be a marine biologist. She wants to swim with dolphins and net starfish and save the coral reefs, which support a quarter of all marine life.

May 10: National Astronomy Day

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Penn State Erie, The Behrend College Celebrates
NATIONAL ASTRONOMY DAY

Saturday, May 10, 2014

7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Mehalso Observatory and OBS Room 101

 

April 3: MCE/WISE Open House For High School Juniors

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WISE studentsAn informational open house for Minority College Experience (MCE) and Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), two summer college-prep programs hosted by Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will be held on Thursday, April 3.

High school juniors and their parents are invited to attend the information session, which begins at 7 p.m. in the second-floor auditorium of the Reed Union Building.

December 13: 'Let it Shine' with Young People's Chorus of Erie

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In the Christmas tradition, starlight is magic: It guided the wise men to Bethlehem.

“Let it Shine,” this year’s holiday concert by the Young People’s Chorus of Erie, builds on that, mixing traditional classics – “This Little Light of Mine” and “Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning” – with African spirituals and contemplative Gregorian chants.