Astronomy Lecture & Celestial Observing
January 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm ESTFree
Celestial Shadows: The January 2019 Lunar Eclipse
On the night of January 20-21, the Full Moon will pass into earth's
shadow and turn from a radiant white to an eerie red. The eclipse will
begin at approximately 10:30 PM on January 20, reach totality by about
1:00 AM the morning of January 21, and conclude almost 3 hours later.
It's easy for everyone to see the eclipse but, with simple equipment and
little background knowledge, the spectacle gets even better. Join us for
an evening dedicated to the Moon: from ancient science to the latest
discoveries from the surface.
Montauk Observatory Astronomer, 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.
The lecture will be followed by stargazing through telescopes, weather
This event is FREE, but donations to help support Montauk Observatory's
programs are appreciated.
Montauk Observatory would like to thank the South Fork Natural History
Museum for its kind collaboration and for hosting this event, and to
William Francis Taylor for sharing his expertise.
Montauk Observatory (MO), a 501(c)(3) NYS nonprofit that relies on
public support has served the South Fork since 2005. The mission of the
organization is 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 that host our
events at their facilities. MO 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. Montauk Observatory offers
all of its programs free-of-charge to encourage participation regardless
of economic status. For further information about Montauk Observatory,
to join MO's list for event notices, or to make a tax-deductible
donation, please visit www.MontaukObservatory.com or email
MontaukObservatory@gmail.com. Thanks for your interest and support!
Registration: Contact SoFo at 631-537-9735