On Monday, July 27th, starting at 7:00 PM, Hamptons Observatory and the Shelter Island Public Library will present an evening of virtual stargazing. Our own Senior Educator and NASA Solar System Ambassador, William Francis Taylor, will lead you on a fascinating, illustrated trip through the summer night sky via Zoom. William will tell you about and show images of celestial objects that can be seen with the naked eye so you can later go outside and do some non-virtual stargazing yourself.
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Hamptons Observatory (or HO, formerly Montauk Observatory), 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. We hold lectures, star parties, portable planetarium shows and other events throughout the South Fork, often in collaboration with other nonprofit organizations that host our events at their facilities. 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 make them as accessible as possible to all. To make a tax-deductible donation to support our programs (or, for a donation, to arrange a private star party or portable planetarium show), please go to www.HamptonsObservatory.org and click on Donations.