What’s Up in the Spring Sky? Presented by the Hamptons Observatory. This free program is for adults, teens, and children ages 10 and older.
Program Leader: William Francis Taylor, Hamptons Observatory Senior Educator and NASA 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.
Each Spring, we see nature’s changes all around us as trees blossom, birds migrate, and animals revive from winter’s slumber. The origin of all these changes is up in the sky, as the Sun returns to the northern hemisphere, making our days longer and warmer. We’ll explore the way this happens, and the ceremonies people celebrate to mark the beginning of Spring. We will also find out about the planets, constellations and meteor showers visible during this season, as well as hear the latest news about the James Webb Space Telescope.
Hamptons Observatory (HO), a 501(c)(3) NYS nonprofit that relies on public support, has served the community 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, often in collaboration with other nonprofit organizations. HO has established the first astronomical observatory on the South Fork (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. Hamptons Observatory offers all of its programs free-of-charge so that everyone can learn about and enjoy the universe around them. To join our email list for event notices, email: HamptonsObservatory@gmail.com.
This is a free program. Register at this link: https://bit.ly/SpringSkyTalk