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Stargazing with Montauk Observatory

presented by William Francis Taylor & Jeffrey Owen Katz PhD

6:00 PM Friday, January 17, 2020
South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center
377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY 11932


From 6:00 – 8:00 PM Montauk Observatory astronomers will set up their telescopes under the dark skies of the South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) in Bridgehampton to give guided tours of the heavens to all who attend. At 6:00 PM, you'll learn about what you'll be seeing—the Moon, planets, nebulae, even the Andromeda Galaxy—then we'll go outside to observe. Feel free to bring a blanket or a lawn chair, refreshments (for one or all), to set up your own telescope or binoculars or do astrophotography. A free, fun and educational event for the whole family! Please note: The star parties will not be held if it is snowing, raining, or very cloudy.

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

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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