Music and Astronomy Under the Stars
Free Astronomy Festival with Stargazing at Music Concerts and Festivals - Bringing Astronomy to the Public
Dr. Donald Lubowich, Coordinator of the Astronomy Outreach Program at Hofstra University, will give concertgoers a spectacular glimpse of the heavens. This Hofstra - sponsored program will include solar, optical, and radio telescope observations of the Sun and Moon prior to the concerts and of the Moon, Saturn, Mars, Jupiter, multi-colored double stars, star clusters, and nebulae at intermission and after the events –combined with videos, posters, banners, and hands-on-activities for all ages. The Amateur Observers' Society of New York is a partner with this program.
2016 Events and Times
- Friday July 8, 6:30 – 11:00 pm, “Born to Run” A Bruce Springsteen Tribute by the Badlands, East Village Green, Levittown, NY, concert at 8:00 pm http://www.toh.li/files/pdfs/rn_activitiesguide.pdf
- Wednesday July 13 5:00 – 11:00 pm, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra will be performing The Planets by Holst with video The Planets- An HD Odyssey. Thisnew film of NASA/JPL¹s has startling and vivid images of the solar system explorations. Northwestern and Astronomy Magazine will have hands-on activities. and six local astronomy clubs will provide telescopes. Ravinia Music Festival , Highland Park, IL, free to all students and anyone with a school ID. www.ravinia.org
- Saturday July 16 – 6:00 – 10:00 pm, Family Night, International Music Nights, Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre in Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, NY, Concert at 7:00 pm.
- Thurs. August 18, 6:00 – 11:00 pm, Jones Beach boardwalk bandshell, Central Mall boardwalk, Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh, NY, concert at 7:30 pm. www.nysparks.state.ny.us