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Solar Observing at Sunny Days

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

1:00 PM Saturday, October 5, 2019
Guild Hall
158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937


From 1:00 – 3:00 PM, Guild Hall will host a free, family-friendly celebration of the sun. The activities include workshops led by local artists, musical performances by student ensembles, and tours of the current exhibit (through October 14th), “Sunny Days,” by renowned Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone, who will be present to congratulate the 300+ students whose artwork is also on display. In addition, NASA Solar System Ambassador and Montauk Observatory's Senior Educator, William Francis Taylor, will answer questions and treat folks to a safe look at the sun through a special solar telescope.

COST: This event is FREE.

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Montauk Observatory (MO, soon to be known as Hamptons Observatory), is a 501(c)(3) NYS nonprofit that relies on public support has served the South Fork 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 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. To make a tax-deductible donation to support our programs (or, for a donation, to arrange a private star party or portable planetarium show), or to join MO's list for event notices, please visit or email

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