Civic Infrastructure

Space sector civic infrastructure refers to the public, community-centered groups and institutions that promote space and astronomy education and interest to the general public.The Empire Space Civic Infrastructure data table is the most comprehensive list of space related groups and public institutions in New York.

There are dozens of community and civic organizations across New York that are active in the space and astronomy field, and are an irreplaceable way that New Yorkers interact with space and astronomy in their communities. Open to the public, these groups offer unique programming and events that enrich the fabric of their neighborhoods.

There are over 100 planetariums, observatories, museums, and educational institutions that conduct space-related programming. The table includes website links, location data, major partnerships, superlatives, information on governmental representation, and brief notes. These organizations exist in every corner of New York and communities large and small. We hope this information demonstrates how integral space organizations are to communities throughout the state, including yours!

There are two tables under each regional header (be sure to scroll!) with 'Groups' first and 'Institutions & Facilities' second. Follow the links below to get involved today!

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Civic Groups

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Custer Institute Astronomy ClubRiverheadActive1002 (R)1 (R)Custer InstituteLong IslandLong Island's oldest public observatory. They also have a unique Music Project and monthly star parties.
Astronomical Society of Long IslandCenterportActive1002 (R)2 (R)Vanderbilt PlanetariumLong IslandWeekly programming available to the public.
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers AFL-CIO, District 15MelvilleActiveunknown10 (D)2 (R)International Association of Machinists & Aerospace WorkersLong IslandNortheastern regional union that includes aerospace workers.
Long Island Observers AssociationHuntingtonTBDunknown12 (R)2 (R)Long Island
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, 754 Local LodgeFarmingdaleActiveunknown15 (R)5 (R)International Association of Machinists & Aerospace WorkersLong IslandFounded in 1940, this local union represents a small segment of workers in the Long Island aerospace ecosystem.
AIAA Long IslandBethpageActiveunknown17 (R)5 (R)Long Island
Amateur Observers Society of NYHempsteadActive15018 (D)6 (D)Hofstra UniversityLong IslandSpecial focus on combating light pollution.
ADDAPTGarden CityActiveunknown19 (R)6 (D)Cradle of Aviation MuseumLong IslandTrade organization focused on promoting the Long Island aerospace sector.
NYC AerospaceRoslyn HeightsActiveunknown16 (D)7 (R)Roslyn Central SchoolsLong IslandRoslyn High School Division of NYC Aerospace.
Astronomy Society of NYCStaten IslandTBD2063 (R)23 (D)NYC
NYC AerospaceBrooklynActiveunknown57 (D)25 (D)Brooklyn Technical High SchoolNYCBrooklyn Technical High School Division, works in collaboration with the Aerospace Major available at the school.
NYC AerospaceManhattanActiveunknown66 (D)27 (D)Stuyvesant High SchoolNYCStuyvesant High School Division of NYC Aerospace.
Teachers in SpaceManhattanActiveunknown74 (D)27 (D)NYCProvokes interest in STEM from students by providing resources to teachers.
NYC AerospaceManhattanActiveunknown75 (D)27 (D)The Avenues of the WorldNYCAvenues of the World Division of NYC Aerospace.
The Explorers ClubManhattanActive10073 (D)28 (D)NYCNYC is the hub of this global network of chapters embarking on scientific expeditions of all varieties.
Amateur Astronomers Association of NYManhattanActive65075 (D)28 (D)American Museum of Natural HistoryNYCExpansive educational programming.
Columbia Astronomy Public OutreachManhattanActiveunknown69 (D)30 (D)Columbia UniversityNYCDirect extension of the Columbia Physics & Astronomy Department with a mission to give back to the community.
Ptolemy Schwartz Astronomical SocietyManhattanTBDunknown69 (D)30 (D)NYC
World Science FoundationManhattanActiveunknown69 (D)30 (D)NYCHosting the World Science Festival annually since 2008, drawing over 3.2 million people to New York to explore all things science.
Center for Space GovernanceManhattanActiveunknown69 (D)30 (D)Columbia UniversityNYCThe Center for Space Governance is a research institute dedicated to exploring current, emerging, and future issues in space policy, with a mission to to advance innovative solutions to address the greatest challenges and opportunities for our future in space.
Harlem Launch AllianceManhattanActiveunknown70 (D)30 (D)NYCCollegiate and alumni rocket program of the City College of New York.
NYC Physics and Astronomy MeetupManhattanActive288775 (D)30 (D)NYCPhysics & Astronomy focused Meetup group with over 2,800 members. Affiliated with the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York.
NYC AerospaceManhattanActiveunknown70 (D)31 (D)The High School of Math, Science, & EngineeringNYCHSMSE Division of NYC Aerospace.
Bronx Science Astronomy ClubBronxActiveunknown78 (D)33 (D)Bronx High School of ScienceNYCHouses one of the few planetariums in NYC.
NYC AerospaceBronxActiveunknown81 (D)36 (D)Bronx High School of ScienceNYCBronx High School of Science Division of NYC Aerospace.
Rockland Astronomy ClubSuffernActive17097 (R)38 (R)Mid-HudsonHosts the NEAF Expo, one of the largest space & astronomy events in the nation.
Lower Hudson Valley Challenger Rocketry ClubRamapoActiveunknown97 (R)38 (R)Town of Ramapo Challenger CenterMid-HudsonPart of the extensive STEM and space related programs available from the Ramapo Challenger Center.
Lamont-Doherty Earth ObservatoryPalisadesActiveunknown97 (R)38 (R)NASA Johnson Space CenterMid-HudsonHome of the NASA Astromat program that analyzes data from numerous extraplanetary sample missions past, present, and future.
Westchester Amateur AstronomersValhallaActive20093 (D)40 (D)Pace UniversityMid-HudsonMonthly star parties, a newsletter, and group presentations.
Mid-Hudson Astronomical AssociationNew PaltzActive1819103 (D)41 (D)SUNY New PaltzMid-HudsonMonthly star parties & presentations.
Woodstock Rocket ClubWoodstockActiveunknown103 (D)41 (D)Mid-HudsonLaunch elementary and middle school age appropriate rockets from the Comeau Property in Woodstock.
Orange County Astronomical AssociationChesterTBDunknown98 (R)42 (D)Mid-Hudson
Metra Rocket ClubNew HamptonActive10099 (R)42 (D)Mid-Hudson100+ member rocketry club in the Mid-Hudson region that draws members from throughout the metro NYC region.
AIAA Northeastern NYTroyActiveunknown108 (D)43 (R)Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteCapital RegionActive Design, Build, Fly competition.
Albany Schenectady Troy Rocket Enthusiasts (ASTRE)GreenwichActiveunknown113 (D)43 (R)Capital RegionActive amateur rocketry organization for the entire Capital Region with launches from the Washington County Fairgrounds.
SUNY Research Foundation (RF)AlbanyActiveunknown108 (D)44 (R)Capital RegionLargest comprehensive academic research foundation in the country, supporting SUNY faculty in their teaching & research endeavors.
Edison Tech CenterSchenectadyActiveunknown111 (D)44 (R)Capital RegionHarnesses the engineering legacy of Schenectady into an engaging interactive engineering experience.
Adirondack Sky CenterTupper LakeActiveunknown115 (D)45 (R)AstroScience CenterNorth CountryExpansive educational and observing resources offered amid New York's darkest skies.
Albany Area Amateur Astronomers Inc.DelansonActive150111 (D)46 (D)Dudley ObservatoryCapital RegionEducational programs and monthly star parties.
Space PrizeManhattanActiveunknown67 (D)47 (D)NYCEmpowers young women to participate in the growing space economy.
Rocket ClubManhattanActiveunknown67 (D)47 (D)NYCPrivate academy for students 7-14 that offers unique and unparalleled programming opportunities in STEAM and entreprenuership, including a Rocket Science and Robotics.
Syracuse Astronomical SocietySyracuseActive110127 (D)48 (D)Darling Hill ObservatoryCentral NY50 years of active observation, hosting regular star parties and welcoming thousands of local residents over the years.
Syracuse Rocket ClubBaldwinsvilleActiveunknown129 (D)48 (D)Central NY
Catskill Astronomy ClubMonticelloTBDunknown100 (D)51 (R)Night Sky NetworkMid-HudsonExisted from 2000 until 2011, recently attempted to reform and currently holding events.
Onteora Rocket ClubBoicevilleActiveunknown103 (D)51 (R)Onteora Central School DistrictMid-HudsonSchool rocketry program open to students in grades 6-12.
Kopernik Astronomical SocietyVestalActive100123 (D)52 (D)Kopernik Institute & ObservatorySouthern TierHost a Winter Star Party as well as an AstroFest, among other educational programs.
Cornell Astronomical SocietyIthacaActiveunknown125 (D)52 (D)Fuertes ObservatorySouthern Tier
Elmira-Corning Astronomical SocietyCorningTBD74132 (R)52 (D)Southern Tier
Mohawk Valley Astronomical SocietyWatervilleActiveunknown121 (R)53 (R)Barton-Brown ObservatoryMohawk ValleyUnique partnership with the Waterville Public Library.
MARS (Monroe Astronautical Rocket Society)GeneseoActiveunknown133 (R)54 (R)National Warplane MuseumFinger LakesRegular, accessible public launches with a focus on youth participation.
Tech RochesterRochesterActiveunknown133 (R)55 (D)Finger LakesNon-profit focused on supporting technology workers in the Rochester region of the Finger Lakes.
New York Space AllianceRochesterActive3138 (D)55 (D)Finger LakesFocused on expanding opportunities for space entrepreneurs and growing New York's commercial space sector.
ASRAS (Astronomy Section of the Rochester Academy of Sciences)HenriettaActive250138 (D)56 (D)Rochester Academy of SciencesFinger LakesLongstanding Rochester astronomy organization that holds monthly meetings as well as overseeing the Farash Center for Observational Astronomy.
FIRST Upstate NYHenriettaActiveunknown138 (D)56 (D)Finger LakesA suite of hands-on STEM programs engaging students of all ages across the Finger Lakes region.
Buffalo Astronomical AssociationNorth JavaActive100147 (R)57 (R)Buffalo Museum & Science CenterWestern NYTraces its roots back to the 1930s, and offers extensive amateur astronomy opportunities, including use of the group's Beaver Meadow Observatory.
Olean Area Amateur Astronomy GroupAlleganyTBD10148 (R)57 (R)Western NY
Southern Tier Astronomy Recreation SocietyBemus PointTBD40150 (R)57 (R)Western NY
Centi Astro-space ActivitiesBroctonTBDunknown150 (R)57 (R)Western NY
Upstate Research Rocketry GroupPenn YanActiveunknown132 (R)58 (R)Team America Rocketry ContestFinger LakesExtensive youth and collegiate rocketry programs, including partnerships with NASA & the Boy Scouts.
Southtowns Astronomy ClubWest SenecaTBDunknown142 (D)60 (R)Western NY
Western New York TARCEast AuroraActiveunknown147 (R)60 (R)East Aurora High SchoolWestern NYPractice and qualification flights are at East Aurora High School. This is a private organization not open to the public.
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers AFL-CIO, District 15TonawandaActiveunknown104 (D)61 (D)International Association of Machinists & Aerospace WorkersWestern NYNortheastern regional union that includes aerospace workers.
Lockport Astronomy AssociationLockportTBDunknown144 (R)62 (R)Western NY
AIAA Niagara FrontierBuffaloActiveunknown143 (D)63 (D)University of BuffaloWestern NY

Planetariums and Observatories

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Adelphi University ObservatoryGarden City14.00"unknown19 (R)6 (D)Adelphi UniversityLong IslandFor use by Physics & Astronomy students.
Adirondack ObservatoryTupper LakeN/A3115 (D)45 (R)Adirondack Sky CenterNorth CountryFull science complex with activities for all ages.
AJ Reed Science and Discovery CenterOneontaN/Aunknown121 (R)51 (R)SUNY OneontaMohawk ValleyIncludes programming and events at the campus planetarium.
American Museum of Natural HistoryManhattanN/A100067 (D)47 (D)Hayden PlanetariumNYCManagement of the Hayden Planetarium and affiliated space organizations.
Ancient Eyes ProductionsCheektowagaN/A1143 (D)63 (D)Ancient Eyes ProductionsWestern NYOnly traveling planetarium show in Western New York.
Andrus PlanetariumYonkersN/Aunknown89 (D)35 (D)Hudson River MuseumMid-HudsonVarious shows geared towards different age groups.
Astrophysical Observatory StatenStaten Island16.00"1363 (R)24 (R)College of Staten IslandNYCRegistered as an official asteroid and comet research station.
Barton-Brown ObservatoryWaterville16.00"unknown121 (R)53 (R)Waterville Public LibraryMohawk ValleyMultiple telescopes in a heated outdoor observatory on library grounds.
Beaver Meadow ObservatoryJava20.00"unknown147 (R)57 (R)Buffalo Astronomical AssociationWestern NYDark sky site open to group members.
Breyo ObservatoryLoudonville27.50"1108 (D)43 (R)Siena CollegeCapital RegionNew facility, opened in 2018.
Bronx Science PlanetariumBronxN/Aunknown81 (D)33 (D)Bronx High School of ScienceNYCA premiere high school space and astronomy program.
Brookhaven National LaboratoryUptonN/A25002 (R)3 (R)NASALong IslandA premiere national research facility, including a joint project with NASA studying the impacts of cosmic radiation.
Brooklyn Childrens MuseumBrooklynN/A9543 (D)20 (D)Brooklyn Childrens MuseumNYCRotating list of space-themed programs throughout the year.
Buffalo Museum of ScienceBuffaloN/A67141 (D)63 (D)(Buffalo in Space)Western NYSpecial exhibit linking the city of Buffalo to space.
C.E. Kenneth Mees ObservatoryNaples24.00"unknown131 (R)54 (R)University of RochesterFinger LakesUtilized by the Physics & Astronomy Department.
CCNY PlanetariumManhattanN/A170 (D)30 (D)City College of NYNYCActive online presence during COVID.
Center for Science Technology & LearningRockvilleN/Aunknown18 (D)6 (D)NASALong IslandMember of NASA's Museum & Informal Education Alliance.
Challenger Learning Center of LockportLockportN/Aunknown144 (R)62 (R)Challenger Learning CenterWestern NYCommunity center that uses space exploration as a theme to promote youth interest in STEM.
Challenger Learning Center of the Twin Tier RegionAlleganyN/Aunknown148 (R)57 (R)NASAWestern NYExtensive virtual and in person space program offerings.
Challenger Learning Center RochesterRochesterN/A3136 (D)56 (D)Challenger Learning CenterFinger LakesCenter uses space to teach broader skills, closely aligned with teacher needs and state education curriculum.
Childrens Library Discovery CenterQueensN/Aunknown29 (D)11 (D)NASANYCSTEM oriented programming for kids. Also a member of NASA's Museum & Informal Education Alliance.
Clarkstown South High School PlanetariumWest NyackN/Aunknown96 (D)38 (R)Clarkstown Central School DistrictMid-HudsonRestored and renovated in 2004.
Clinton B. Ford ObservatoryIthaca16.00"unknown125 (D)52 (D)Ithaca CollegeSouthern TierBuilt in 1998, does host public viewing nights.
Corning Museum of GlassCorningN/A233132 (R)58 (R)(Journey to the Moon)Southern TierNumerous exhibits about the history of glass in space.
Cradle of Aviation MuseumGarden CityN/A5219 (R)6 (D)Cradle of AviationLong IslandNumerous exhibits and activities centered on aerospace and spaceflight.
Custer Institute & ObservatorySouthold10.00"22 (R)1 (R)The Custer InstituteLong IslandNumerous exciting projects underway.
Darling Hill ObservatorySyracuse16.00"unknown127 (D)48 (D)Syracuse Astronomical SocietyCentral NY40 years of robust public viewing schedule.
Dudley ObservatorySchenectadyN/A2111 (D)43 (R)Siena CollegeCapital RegionOldest non-academic astronomical organization in America, no longer an operating observatory.
East Village PlanetariumManhattanN/Aunknown74 (D)27 (D)Lower East Side Girls ClubNYCPnanetarium is part of a wider range of offerings to encourage young girls to pursue STEM.
Edwin P. Hubble PlanetariumBrooklynN/A148 (D)22 (D)Edward R. Murrow High SchoolNYCOne of the last operational planetariums in a NYC public school.
Eileen Collins ObservatoryCorning20.00"unknown132 (R)58 (R)Corning Community CollegeSouthern TierHost regular public viewing nights.
Empire State Aerospace MuseumSchenectadyN/Aunknown112 (R)46 (D)Empire State Aerospace MuseumCapital RegionA unique New York aerospace museum experience.
Explore & More Childrens MuseumBuffaloN/A12149 (D)63 (D)NASAWestern NYMember of NASA's Museum & Informal Education Alliance.
Farash ObservatoryIonia20.00"unknown131 (R)54 (R)Rochester Academy of SciencesFinger LakesMultiple large telescopes in use at the complex.
Fayetteville Manlius High School PlanetariumManliusN/Aunknown127 (D)50 (D)Fayetteville-Manlius Central School DistrictCentral NYCoursework includes Observational Astronomy, planetarium was upgraded in 2017 with state assistance.
Ferguson PlanetariumBuffaloN/A3149 (D)61 (D)Buffalo State CollegeWestern NYLocated directly on campus for use by both students and the public.
Flatiron Institute Center for Computational AstrophysicsManhattanN/Aunknown75 (D)28 (D)Simons FoundationNYCMultiple research tracks in areas of cosmology and astrophysics while conducting extensive outreach and programming around NYC.
Foggy Bottom ObservatoryHamiltonN/Aunknown121 (R)53 (R)Colgate UniversityMohawk ValleyOffer lectures in addition to research resources for students and staff.
Fuertes ObservatoryIthaca12.00"unknown125 (D)52 (D)Cornell UniversitySouthern TierPublic viewing nights courtesy of the Cornell Astronomical Society.
Geneseo Launch SiteGeneseoN/Aunknown133 (R)54 (R)Monroe Astronautical Rocket SocietyFinger LakesLargest amateur rocketry organization in New York state, hosting regular free public launches. Certifiied to launch high powered rockets capable of reaching 12,000 ft in altitude.
Gustafson PlanetariumFishkillN/Aunknown105 (R)39 (R)The Fresh Air FundMid-HudsonMultiple educational programs geared to multiple age groups.
Half Hollow Hills High School PlanetariumDix HillsN/Aunknown10 (D)2 (R)Half Hollow Hills School DistrictLong IslandState of the art facility serving all of the districts K-12 students.
Harrison High School Space TheaterHarrisonN/Aunknown93 (D)37 (D)Harrison Central School DistrictMid-HudsonAstronomy Club puts on public shows, and the planetarium was renovated in 2010.
Harry S. Truman High School PlanetariumBronxN/Aunknown82 (D)36 (D)Harry S. Truman High SchoolNYCRecently renovated to provide a state of the art planetarium experience.
Hartung-Boothroyd ObservatoryIthaca25.00"unknown125 (D)52 (D)Cornell UniversitySouthern TierUsed primarily for graduate Astronomy research.
Hayden PlanetariumManhattanN/A1267 (D)47 (D)Rose Center for Science & SpaceNYCA significant research and community education complex.
Hirsch ObservatoryTroyN/Aunknown108 (D)43 (R)RPICapital RegionOperational since 1942.
Hofstra University ObservatoryHempsteadN/Aunknown19 (R)6 (D)Hofstra UniversityLong IslandObservatory is utilized for research by undergraduate students.
Intrepid Air & Space MuseumManhattanN/A5067 (D)47 (D)NASANYCNumerous virtual and in person space exhibits, including hosting the Space Shuttle Enterprise.
John R. Kirk PlanetariumNew PaltzN/Aunknown103 (D)41 (D)SUNY New PaltzMid-HudsonPublic and private viewings available.
Kopernik ObservatoryVestal20.00"5123 (D)52 (D)Kopernik Astronomical SocietySouthern TierNumerous public events and festivals year round.
Kopernik Science CenterVestalN/A5123 (D)52 (D)Kopernik ObservatorySouthern TierPart of a full science complex specifically designed for K-12 students, teachers, and families.
Lackawanna High School PlanetariumLackawannaN/Aunknown142 (D)63 (D)Lackawanna Central School DistrictWestern NYState of the art planetarium available for students of all ages.
Lennon Hall Planetarium & ObservatoryBrockport12.00"unknown139 (R)62 (R)SUNY BrockportFinger LakesPlanetarium and Observatory utilized primarily for student research.
Lindenhurst Middle School PlanetariumLindenhurstN/Aunknown11 (D)8 (R)Long Island
Long Island Childrens MuseumGarden CityN/A6219 (R)6 (D)Long Island Childrens MuseumLong IslandSpace related programs for youth, including NASA tutorials.
Long Island ExploriumPort JeffersonN/A64 (R)1 (R)NASALong IslandMember of NASA's Museum & Informal Education Alliance.
Longwood Regional PlanetariumMiddle IslandN/A19 (R)3 (R)Longwood Middle SchoolLong Island64 seat capacity, located at Longwood Middle School.
Mahopac Middle School PlanetariumMahopacN/Aunknown94 (D)40 (D)Mahopac School DistrictMid-HudsonIt's repair and maintenance was a topic in local school board races.
Marlboro High School Planetarium & ObservatoryMarlboro16.00"unknown104 (D)41 (D)Marlboro Central School DistrictMid-HudsonPlanetarium & observatory available for both student & community use.
Martz-Kohl ObservatoryFrewsburg24.00"1150 (R)57 (R)Marshal Martz Memorial Astronomical AssociationWestern NYFocused on public outreach and events.
Maryvale Intermediate School PlanetariumCheektowagaN/Aunknown143 (D)63 (D)Douglas Unified School DistrictWestern NYPlanetarium renovted in 2014 with community support and a state grant for $300,000.
Mid-Hudson Childrens MuseumPoughkeepsieN/A7104 (D)39 (R)(Outdoor space programming)Mid-HudsonSpace-themed programming as part of their Outdoor Events series.
Milton Rosenstein Museum of Science & Tech (MOST)SyracuseN/Aunknown129 (D)48 (D)Lockheed MartinCentral NYFlight & space center sponsored by Lockheed Martin, includes a flight simulator.
Mount Stony Brook ObservatoryStony Brook14.00"unknown4 (R)1 (R)Stony Brook UniversityLong IslandPrimarily a research & teaching observatory.
Museum of Innovation & ScienceSchenectadyN/A11111 (D)44 (R)MiSciCapital RegionVarious space and STEM programs available for youth of all ages.
Nassau Community College PlanetariumGarden CityN/Aunknown19 (R)6 (D)Nassau Community CollegeLong IslandHosts "Open House" astronomy nights.
National Museum of MathematicsManhattanN/A4875 (D)28 (D)National Museum of MathematicsNYCVarious space-themed exhibits around the museum.
New Rochelle High School PlanetariumNew RochelleN/A188 (D)37 (D)New Rochelle City School DistrictMid-HudsonFully developed programming and curriculum for district students of all ages.
Newburgh Free Academy PlanetariumNewburghN/Aunknown104 (D)39 (R)Newburgh Free AcademyMid-HudsonAdvanced Astronomy curriculum available to students as well as a high quality planetarium.
Niagara Aerospace MuseumNiagara FallsN/Aunknown145 (R)62 (R)Western NYLocated in the old Niagara Airport terminal building, weekly programs and events available.
Niagara County Community College PlanetariumSandbornN/Aunknown145 (R)62 (R)Western NY
North Rockland High School PlanetariumThiellsN/Aunknown96 (D)38 (R)North Rockland High SchoolMid-HudsonProgram currently unavailable due to budget cuts.
Northcountry PlanetariumPlattsburghN/Aunknown115 (D)45 (R)SUNY PlattsburghNorth CountryStrong focus on engagement with secondary schools and the broader community.
NY Hall of ScienceQueensN/A435 (D)13 (D)(Rocket Park mini-golf)NYCNumerous STEM related events and exhibits available.
NYC Center for Aerospace and Applied MathematicsManhattanN/Aunknown65 (D)27 (D)NYC Department of EducationNYCNumerous extracurricular space offerings, including a NASA Aerospace Education Lab and a Challenger Center.
OHM BOCES Portable PlanetariumOneidaN/Aunknown101 (R)53 (R)OHM BocesMohawk ValleyUtilize a portable STARLAB DOME for mobile astronomy. Currently not available due to staffing vacancy.
Peekskill High School PlanetariumPeekskillN/Aunknown95 (D)40 (D)Peekskill City School DistrictMid-HudsonPlanetarium is part of a strong STEM-centric curriculum.
Penn Yan Launch SitePenn YanN/Aunknown132 (R)58 (R)Upstate Rsearch Rocketry GroupFinger LakesAmateur rocket launch facility with monthly launches open to the public.
Peters ObservatoryHamilton11.25"unknown117 (R)53 (R)Hamilton CollegeMohawk ValleyRecently ugraded facility for use by students.
Port Chester Schools PlanetariumPort ChesterN/Aunknown91 (D)37 (D)Port Chester Central School DistrictMid-HudsonDistrict has an Astro Space Coding Club.
Ramapo Challenger Learning CenterRamapoN/Aunknown97 (R)38 (R)Town of RamapoMid-HudsonNumerous space and STEM related programs available.
Reynolds ObservatoryPotsdam12.00"unknown116 (D)45 (R)Clarkson UniversityNorth CountryLong exposure telescopes allow for deep sky research.
RIT ObservatoryHenrietta14.00"unknown138 (D)56 (D)Rochester Institute of TechnologyFinger LakesUtilized by undergraduate and gradute students.
Roberson Museum & Science CenterBinghamtonN/A17123 (D)52 (D)Roberson PlanetariumSouthern TierWide range of events and exhibits.
Roberson PlanetariumBinghamtonN/A1123 (D)52 (D)Roberson Museum & Science CenterSouthern TierServes thousands of schoolchildren and the general public every year.
Rochester Museum & Science CenterRochesterN/A51138 (D)55 (D)Strasenburgh PlanetariumFinger LakesExtensive space related programming and events linked to the planetarium.
Sayville Middle School PlanetariumSayvilleN/Aunknown7 (R)8 (R)Sayville Union Free School DistrictLong IslandPlanetarium construction was a community effort, and extracurricular programs exist to help more students experience it.
SciencenterIthacaN/A11125 (D)52 (D)(Sagan Walk)Southern TierOutdoor exhibit exploring the Universe.
SciTech Center of Northern NYWatertownN/Aunknown116 (D)49 (R)(Traveling science program)North CountryA year round, hands on museum of science and technology.
Sinnecock Multimedia PlanetariumSouthamptonN/Aunknown1 (D)1 (R)Southampton High SchoolLong IslandFully renovated in 2012.
Smith ObservatoryGeneva10.00"unknown131 (R)54 (R)Smith Observatory (historic site)Finger LakesFormerly owned by Hobart & William Smith College, now a National Historic site.
Southern Cayuga PlanetariumAuroraN/Aunknown126 (R)48 (D)Southern Cayuga School DistrictCentral NYThe historic Planetarium was renovated after intense public advocacy and support, leading to a state-of-the-art facility reopening to students and the community in 2019.
St. Bonaventure University ObservatorySt. Bonaventure11.00"unknown148 (R)57 (R)St. Bonaventure UniversityWestern NYThe Orion Astronomy Club utilizes the Observatory.
Staten Island Childrens MuseumStaten IslandN/A2461 (D)23 (D)(Stargazing series)NYCMuseum hosts outside space presenters.
Stowell PlanetariumPotsdamN/Aunknown116 (D)45 (R)SUNY PotsdamNorth CountryLocated directly on the SUNY Potsdam campus.
Strasenburgh PlanetariumRochesterN/A2138 (D)55 (D)Rochester Museum & Science CenterFinger LakesRobust schedule of events, special focus on children.
Stull ObservatoryAlfred32.00"unknown148 (R)58 (R)Alfred UniversityWestern NYPrimarily used for undergraduate teaching & research.
Suffern High School PlanetariumSuffernN/Aunknown97 (R)38 (R)Ramapo Central School DistrictMid-HudsonPlanetarium recently repaired and reopened with dynamic new programming.
Suits-Bueche PlanetariumSchenectadyN/A5111 (D)44 (R)MiSciCapital RegionMultiple space related learning programs, including virtual options.
SUNY Cortland PlanetariumCortlandN/Aunknown125 (D)52 (D)SUNY CortlandCentral NYOpened in 2014, the facility is open to both students and the public.
SUNY Geneseo Planetarium & ObservatoryGeneseo20.00"unknown133 (R)54 (R)SUNY GeneseoFinger LakesPlanetarium & Observatory utilized by the campus Astronomy Club.
SUNY New Paltz Smolen ObservatoryNew PaltzN/Aunknown103 (D)41 (D)SUNY New PaltzMid-HudsonTwice monthly astronomy nights open to the public
SUNY Oneonta College ObservatoryOneonta40.00"unknown121 (R)51 (R)SUNY OneontaMohawk ValleyHome to the largest optical telescope in the state of New York.
SUNY Oswego Shineman CenterOswegoN/Aunknown130 (R)50 (D)SUNY OswegoCentral NYState of the art planetarium used for both student instruction and shows for the general public.
SUNY Poly CMOSTTroyN/Aunknown108 (D)43 (R)SUNY PolyCapital RegionDynamic, hands on space-themed exhibit for kids.
Syracuse Rocket ClubBaldwinsvilleN/Aunknown129 (D)48 (D)Walt's HobbytownCentral NYAmateur rocketry organization for Central NY, with a newsletter and regular sport launches.
Tesla Science CenterShorehamN/A112 (R)1 (R)Tesla Science CenterLong IslandExpansive science programming, including physics exhibits.
The Climate MuseumManhattanN/A2573 (D)27 (D)The Climate MuseumNYCThe Science Working Group and Board of Trustees include NASA figures, and NASA employees have been featured as guest lecturers.
Ticonderoga High School PlanetariumTiconderogaN/Aunknown114 (R)45 (R)Ticonderoga Central School DistrictNorth CountryExpansive academic and community programming options.
Union College ObservatorySchenectady20.00"unknown110 (D)44 (R)Union CollegeCapital RegionUtilized extensively for student research while also conducting communtiy open houses.
Vanderbilt PlanetariumCenterport16.00"1812 (R)2 (R)Vanderbilt MuseumLong IslandFriday and Saturday night viewings.
Vassar College ObservatoryPoughkeepsie32.00"2106 (D)39 (R)Vassar CollegeMid-HudsonTwo large research caliber telescopes.
Wagner College PlanetariumStaten IslandN/A163 (R)24 (R)Wagner CollegeNYCWide range of community events available.
West Islip High School PlanetariumWest IslipN/Aunknown9 (R)8 (R)West Islip School DistrictLong IslandActive program for students across the district with an active social media presence.
Williamsville Space Lab PlanetariumWilliamsvilleN/A11146 (D)61 (D)Williamsville CSDWestern NYState of the art immersive multimedia facility open to students and the general public.
Wings of Eagles Discovery CenterHorseheadsN/A6124 (R)58 (R)(Aerospace collection)Southern TierAerospace museum and exhibit center.