Astronomy Night

When: 08/10/2018, 8:30 pm

The South Fork Museum of Natural History is offering an astronomy night and star viewing with the Montauk Observatory for adults and children ages 8 and up. Montauk Observatory astronomers will set up their telescopes under the South Fork’s dark skies and give guided tours of the heavens to all who attend. The first half-hour will consist of a brief lecture about stargazing, star-hopping, and general tips for observing. Then it’s out into the field for a look at the wonders of the night sky.

Feel free to bring your own binoculars or set up your own telescope, even do some astrophotography. Bring something to sit on if you plan to stay for a while. On the day of the event, you may check viewing conditions on the Clear Sky Chart on Montauk Observatory’s website. The star party will not be held if it is raining or if it is cloudy. This is a free program, but donations for the Montauk Observatory would be appreciated.

Advance reservations are required for all SoFo events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, call 631-537-9735.