Upcoming Astronomy Events
As a service to our community, Sky & Telescope lists astronomy-related events, including star parties, observatory public nights, astronomy talks, and more. Star parties offer dark skies and astronomical fellowship and often cater to families and feature special activities for kids. Public nights give the general public a chance to view the sky through large telescopes, and public talks are a great place to learn the fundamentals of the science and the craft.
You’ll also see online events offered here.
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Highlights of the Fall Sky (A Free, Virtual Lecture)
November 6, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ESTFree
Registration is required for this free, virtual event. Go to: https://bit.ly/Sky-Talk
What makes the days shorter, the nights longer, and the air cooler? And what heavenly bodies and celestial events can we observe for the remainder of the year? In this free virtual (Zoom) event, we will discuss the seasons, such special events as meteor showers and the total lunar eclipse on November 7th - 8th, as well as planets that will be visible (especially Saturn and Jupiter). William will also provide an illustrated update on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).
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 life-long East End resident.
Hamptons Observatory would like to thank Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt for its 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 community 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, often in collaboration with other nonprofit organizations. HO has established the first astronomical observatory on the South Fork (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 so that everyone can learn about and enjoy the universe around them. To join our email list for event notices, email: [email protected]. To make a tax-deductible donation to support our mission, please go to www.HamptonsObservatory.org and click on Donations. Thanks!