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The Science of Astro-Meteorology and Q&A with Renowned Weatherman Joe Rao

November 30 @ 7:00 pm

For ages, man has attempted to make sense of the changing aspects of the Sun, Moon, and their possible influence on our ever-changing weather. Can a lack of sunspots ultimately lead to a trend toward colder temperatures? Can the changing phases of the Moon and its distance from Earth lead to stormy periods? Or do the movements of the planets have any control over our climate and weather?  Can we really put any credence in the forecasts that are issued annually by such publications as the Old Farmer’s Almanac or by other so-called long-range weather experts?  The answers may surprise you!

Program Presenter: Joe Rao

For 21 years, Joe Rao was the Chief Meteorologist and Science Editor at News 12 Westchester. He was nominated for 8 Emmy Awards and, in 2015, the Associated Press voted him First among weathercasters in New York State. Since 1986, Joe has served as an associate and guest lecturer at the Hayden Planetarium. He is a Contributing Editor for Sky and Telescope magazine and writes a syndicated weekly column for the online news service, Joe also pens a monthly astronomy column for National History magazine and provides astronomical data for The Farmer’s Almanac.

This event is co-sponsored by the Hamptons Observatory and SOFO. For more information on this program, click here!

This free Zoom lecture is for all ages.


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November 30
7:00 pm




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