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Date: Jun 17, 2010
Hofstra’s Astronomy Outreach Program Presents Music and Astronomy Under the Stars
2010 schedule includes a star-gazing event at NYC’s Central Park Summerstage
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY- Hofstra University's Astronomy Outreach Program will bring its telescopes and star-gazing activities to concerts in Long Island and Central Park, and at the Tanglewood Music Festival this summer.
The program, called Music and Astronomy Under the Stars, will kick off its 2010 schedule with an event at Central Park Summerstage's CareFusion Jazz Festival on Wednesday, June 23 at 7:00 p.m. Coordinated by Astronomy Outreach Program Director Donald Lubowich and funded by a $308,000 NASA grant, the program offers music lovers a chance to observe the sun before concerts, and the moon, planets and stars afterwards. The program also includes a multimedia presentation.
On August 3, the program takes its telescopes to Massachusetts for the Tanglewood Music Festival. The day-long event will be done with the assistance of the Springfield STARS amateur astronomer's club from Springfield, Mass., and the Dudley Observatory in Schenectady, N.Y.
The Amateur Obsevers' Society of New York is also a partner in this program. For more information, and a schedule, go to www.hofstra.edu/underthestars.
Events and Times:
June 23 - CareFusion Jazz Festival New York at Central Park Summerstage, 7 p.m.
June 29 - Michael Jackson tribute by That 70s Band, Newbridge Road Park, South Bellmore, N.Y. 8 p.m.
July 17 - The Long Island Philharmonic, Hecksher State Park, East Islip, N.Y. 8 p.m.
July 23 - Annie Get Your Gun by Plaza Theatrical Productions Park, Eisenhower Park Lakeside Theatre, 7:30 p.m.
July 27 - Linda Eder, John J. Burns Town Park, Massapequa, N.Y., 8 p.m.
August 3 - Tanglewood on Parade, Tanglewood Music Festival, Lenox, Mass., 2-11 p.m. Boston symphony, Boston Pops Orchestra, all-day astronomy activities.
August 6 - Neil Diamond Tribute, Dr. Diamond & the Brooklyn Roads Band, Speno Park, East Meadow, N.Y. 8 p.m.
August 17 (rain date August 18) - Phish concert, Nikon Theater at Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh, N.Y. 7:30 p.m.
August 20 - Concert at the Central Mall Band Shell, Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh, N.Y. 7:30 p.m.
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