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Aug
10
Tue
Zoom Presentation: Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope—A virtual discussion about the nature and purpose of NASA’s next flagship-class space observatory, Cosponsored by the Hamptons Observatory: Adults/Teens/Children 8+ @ Free Zoom Presentation
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm

Nancy Grace Roman space telescope, named in honor of NASA’s first chief astronomer – NASA

Zoom Presentation: Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope—A virtual discussion about the nature and purpose of NASA’s next flagship-class space observatory, Cosponsored by the Hamptons Observatory: Adults/Teens/Children 8+

Program Presenter: Neil Zimmerman, NASA

Did you know that NASA has already started building another flagship-class observatory, next in queue to go up after the James Webb Space Telescope? Neil Zimmerman is privileged to work on a team of scientists overseeing the development of the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, a 2.4-meter telescope slated for launch in 5 years. The Roman Space Telescope is a wide-field astrophysics survey machine, optimized to make precise measurements of the expansion history of the universe and to carry out a galactic planet “census.” Neil will present Roman’s transformative observational capabilities and show how it fits in with other powerful optical/infrared telescopes that will see first light in the 2020s. The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope is named in honor of NASA’s first chief astronomer. This is a free program.

Bio: Neil Zimmerman grew up on Long Island and became interested in amateur
astronomy at a young age. He received his Ph.D. in Astronomy at Columbia University in 2011. He is currently a staff scientist in the Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Laboratory at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland.

Hamptons Observatory and SOFO extends their appreciation to Dr. Zimmerman for generously taking the time to share his expertise.

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Sep
9
Thu
Zoom Presentation: Sustainable Southampton Envisions 2030: decarbonize our community for a sustainable future: Adults/Teens/10+ @ Free Zoom Presentation
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm

Zoom Presentation: Sustainable Southampton Envisions 2030: decarbonize our community for a sustainable future: Adults/Teens/10+

Presentation Leader: Lynn Arthur. Lynn is a volunteer on the Southampton Town Green Sustainability Advisory Committee where she chairs the Energy sub-committee. She is also Executive Director at Peak Power Long Island, a not for profit who provides marketing and communications services in the areas of conservation and renewable energy solutions. Lynn is currently under contract to the Town of Southampton. She designed and together with town staff launched the Town’s Tri-Energy program, which is funded by LI Green Homes, PSEG LI and New York State Energy Research & Development Authority

This past summer, we depended on the swimming pool and AC to keep us cool. Electricity is vital to our everyday lives. Currently, all of the electricity needed on the South Fork is transmitted from carbon-based power plants up island.

What can individual residents do to reduce their carbon footprint, increase their resilience to severe storms, and reduce operating cost at the same time? Lynn Arthur, from Southampton Town’s Sustainability Advisory Committee, will walk attendees through the Town’s program that is available to anyone on Long Island. Lynn will explain how to order a free home energy audit and what it costs to retrofit your house with a geothermal heat pump and other energy efficient tech such as: smart thermostats, variable speed pool pumps, and insulation. With an average electric bill of $200/month, attendees will learn how they can afford to purchase rooftop solar. The technology and critical role battery storage plays will also be covered, as well as the rebates and subsidies for all these technologies designed to reduce your consumption of electricity

Advanced reservations are required for all events. To register for this program, please register here:
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Sep
25
Sat
Zoom Presentation: Cities as Shared Habitats for Birds & Humans— Imagining a Desired Future Through Art: Adults/Teens/Children 10+ @ Free Zoom Presentation
Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm

Zoom Presentation: Cities as Shared Habitats for Birds & Humans— Imagining a Desired Future Through Art: Adults/Teens/Children 10+

Program Presenters: Gal Nissim and Leslie Ruckman

You will hear from Gal Nissim, an interdisciplinary artist and scientist, and Leslie Ruckman a designer and researcher. They combine their unique backgrounds and shared interests to create biophilic* experiences that bring life into focus in new ways. They will share their new work that tackles the overlooked crisis of bird glass collisions and how we are all unintentional participants.

In the US alone about one billion birds die each year from glass collisions. That is 32 birds every second. American bird populations across species have declined by almost 30% over the past 50 years due to human impact including glass collisions. This disturbing trajectory is echoed across many corners of the natural world. Gal and Leslie believe that, to change course, we all need to reimagine our human habitats as ones of mutual benefit that can sustain life in a myriad of forms. They view art as a critical means for this reimagining – taking an otherwise devastating and complex topic and translating it into a hopeful yet inventive experience. They also view public engagement as a critical factor in achieving impact. Their approach engages on an emotional level, facilitating compassion that leads to action.

*Biophilia

Biophilia describes the human drive to connect with nature and other living things. https://www.psychologytoday.com

 

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