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Sunlight & Shadow: Building Your Own Sundial

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

2:30 PM Saturday, August 10, 2019
South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center
377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY 11932


For thousands of years, people have used sundials as a clock that never requires batteries or winding up — all they need to work is a clear sunny day. Learning how a sundial works teaches us how the sky around us moves, and orients our lives in both time and space. Students in this workshop will be invited to build their own sundials from simple materials, gaining the knowledge they need to design dials suited to their own homes and gardens. Solar observing via telescope may follow the program.

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.

COST: This event is FREE; $5 materials cost payable to SoFo.

REGISTRATION: Contact SoFo at 631-537-9735. Suitable for ages 6 and up.


Montauk Observatory would like to thank the South Fork Natural History Museum for their kind collaboration and for hosting this event, and to William Francis Taylor for sharing his expertise.

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