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The Equinox: Highlights of the Fall Sky (a free virtual lecture)

September 22, 2020, 6 pm7 pm.


What makes the days shorter and the nights longer? What’s the astronomical reason for the coolness in the air? In this free virtual (Zoom) event, we will explore the science of the sun and seasons, and also discuss the constellations, planets and other celestial objects that are visible in the fall sky.

Hamptons Observatory Senior Educator, William Francis Taylor, has been a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador since 2014, lecturing about the universe around us and sharing his love of the heavens by giving guided tours of the sky through telescopes. He is a local tutor and a life-long East End resident.

To Register for this free virtual (Zoom) event: QuogueWildlifeRefuge.org/event/autumnal-equinox/

Hamptons Observatory would like to thank the Quogue Wildlife Refuge for their kind collaboration, and William Francis Taylor for sharing his expertise.

Hamptons Observatory (HO), a 501(c)(3) NYS nonprofit that relies on public support has served the South Fork since 2005. Its mission: to foster interest in science, particularly astronomy, through educational programs. Lectures, star parties, portable planetarium shows and other events are held throughout the South Fork, often in collaboration with other nonprofit organizations. HO has established the first astronomical observatory on the South Fork (on the campus of the Ross School in East Hampton), complete with Long Island’s largest research-grade telescope; these facilities will soon be accessible over the internet to students, teachers, researchers and the general public. Hamptons Observatory offers all of its programs free-of-charge to encourage participation regardless of economic status. To make a tax-deductible donation to support our mission, please go to HamptonsObservatory.org and click on Donations. To join HO’s list for event notices, email [email protected]

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