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Hofstra University Observatory

Astronomy Night at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, Oyster Bay, NY - September 16, 2016, 8 -10 P.M.

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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Music and Astronomy Under the Stars
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HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY Department of Physics and Astronomy presents

Stars on Sundays

GPS: 826 Huntington Pl
Uniondale, NY 11553

  • Nov. 6, 2016 - 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Dec. 4, 2016 - 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Feb. 5, 2017 - 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Mar. 5, 2017 - 7 – 9 p.m.
  • Apr. 2, 2017 - 8 – 10 p.m.
  • May 7, 2017 - 8 – 10 p.m.

Stars on Sunday 2016-17

FREE out-of-this-world event

Hofstra invites kids of all ages to view the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Venus, star clusters, nebulae, & double stars with telescopes from the Hofstra Observatory, 4th floor, Berliner Hall, California Ave. & Huntington Place, S. of Hempstead Turnpike. Program begins with a presentation about the sky in room 117. Attendance is limited to 150 people per event.

Latest info and free registration: www.hofstra.edu/astronomy
GPS: 826 Huntington Pl Uniondale, NY 11553; Email: observatory[at]hofstra.edu

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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

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.

Read more about the grant.

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Donald Lubowich

Astronomy Outreach
Program Coordinator

Donald Lubowich
Email | Phone: (516) 463-2759

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.

The Hofstra Observatory is a facility of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Hofstra University.