Event Details

Astronomy Lecture: The Summer Solstice

Date: June 21st, 2017
Venue: Montauk Library
Address: 871 Montauk Highway
City: Montauk
Organization: Montauk Observatory Inc.
Time: 07:00 p.m. - 08:30 p.m.
Price: FREE
Age: 10-100+
Website: http://www.MontaukObservatory.com


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What makes the days longer and the nights shorter? What’s the astronomical reason for the warmth in the air? We’ll explore the science of the sun and the sky, as well as the summer festivals that ancient and modern people have created to celebrate the brightest time of the year.
Since 2014, William Francis Taylor has been NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador, giving talks about the universe around us, as well as sharing telescopes and stars with the public. He is also a local tutor and a life-long East End resident.
The lecture will be followed by a guided tour of the night sky through a telescope, weather permitting.

RESERVATIONS: Seating is limited so reservations are recommended. Sign up at Montauk Library’s Circulation Desk or call 631-668-3377.

For questions or to join our email list for event notices, contact: MontaukObservatory@gmail.com

Montauk Observatory would like to thank Montauk Library for its kindness in hosting this event, and William Francis Taylor for generously donating his time and expertise.