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Law enforcement hosted at Kopernik Observatory for STEM night

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Families learned about modern technology used by law enforcement at Kopernik Observatory and Space Center’s STEM night.

The Kopernik Observatory and Space Center hosted law enforcement Friday night.

David Bidwell and Ryan Wood from the Broome Crime Analysis Center came by to talk about state of the art crime fighting technology.

Technology enthusiasts of all ages got an inside look at how law enforcement uses license plate readers, facial recognition software, city cameras and many other databases to bring criminals to justice.

Bidwell spoke about the event.

“This is the first time we’ve been asked to come up here. I’m excited to come up here and meet some people and just you know tell everybody what we do,” said Bidwell.

This was the first of Kopernik’s Friday Night STEM program for 2019.

Through these events, the observatory exposes the community to many different areas of science and technology and not just outer space.

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Steve Altieri

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