Astronomy Night on the National Mall
Hofstra University Observatory
The Hofstra Observatory, partially supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, includes Celestron telescopes and computerized CCD cameras. The Observatory is located on the roof of Herman A. Berliner Hall (Chemistry and Physics Building).
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HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY Department of Physics and Astronomy presents
Stars on Sundays
Stars on Sundays for 12/8 is cancelled due to the weather.
The next Stars on Sundays will be in the fall of 2013. See below for more information and to RSVP.
You can enjoy observations of then sky this summer at our Music and Astronomy Under the Stars program.
GPS: 826 Huntington Pl
Uniondale, NY 11553
Music and Astronomy Under the Stars
Bringing Astronomy to the Public
Free Star-gazing at Music Concerts and Festivals
2013 Events and Times
Dr. Donald Lubowich, Coordinator of the Astronomy Outreach Program at Hofstra University, will give concertgoers a spectacular glimpse of the heavens. This Sierra Club of Long Island and NASA–sponsored program will include observations of the Sun prior to the concerts and the Moon, Saturn, multi-colored double stars, star clusters, and nebulae at intermission and after the concerts – combined with videos, posters, hands-on-activities. The Amateur Observers' Society of New York is a partner with this program. Music and Astronomy Under the Stars has been funded by a generous grant from the Long Island Sierra Club, which promotes science as a way to connect with our natural world.
June 24 –Long Island Italian- American International Festival, Eisenhower Park Lakeside Theatre, East Meadow, NY, 6 -10 pm. concert 7:30 pm. nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/Parks/
July 26 – Walking the Line – A Johnny Cash Tribute and Radio Nashville – best modern country, John J. Burns Park, Massapequa, NY, 7 – 11 pm, concert 8:00 pm. www.oysterbaytown.com
August 17 – Empty Sky – An Elton john Tribute, Central Mall boardwalk band shell, Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh, NY, 5 - 11 pm; concert 7:30 pm. www.nysparks.state.ny.us
August 23 – Songs in the Attic – A Billy Joel Tribute, Newbridge Rd. Park, So. Bellmore, NY, 6-10 pm. concert 8:00 pm http://toh.li/activities/performing-arts-and-concerts
October 25 – Spooky Walk nighttime Halloween fright garden, Clark Garden, Albertson, NY, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. www.northhempstead.com
Over the past thee years, Hofstra’s Astronomy Outreach Program has also brought the wonder of star-gazing to hundreds of children and adults at Long Island schools, hospitals, non-for-profit groups, parks, beaches. In 2009,the program, under the direction of Donald Lubowich, Ph.D., will expand its offerings with the help of a $308,000 NASA grant, bringing telescopes to Long Island parks and beaches to encourage interest in astronomy. This is the third consecutive year that the program has been awarded a NASA grant.
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The Observatory is located on the roof of Herman A. Berliner Hall (Chemistry and Physics Building), at the intersection of California Avenue and Huntington Place, two blocks south of Hempstead Turnpike.
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