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Celestial Shadows: The January 2019 Lunar Eclipse

presented by William Francis Taylor, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador

7:00 PM Friday, January 18, 2019
South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center
377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY 11932


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 permitting.

COST: This event is FREE, but donations to help support Montauk Observatory's programs are appreciated.

REGISTRATION: Contact SoFo at 631-537-9735


Montauk Observatory would like to thank the South Fork Natural History Museum for its kind collaboration and for hosting this event.

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