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Date: May 19, 2009
Hofstra’s Astronomy Outreach Program Presents Music and Astronomy Under the Stars
Free Star-gazing offered at concerts on Long Island and at Tanglewood as part of 2009 International Year of AstronomyHofstra University, Hempstead, NY – Hofstra's Astronomy Outreach Program will give concertgoers a glimpse of the heavens this summer throughout Long Island and at the Tanglewood Music Festival in Massachusetts as part of the 2009 International Year of Astronomy.
Sponsored by a $308,000 grant from NASA and coordinated by Astronomy Outreach Program Director Donald Lubowich, Ph.D., Music and Astronomy Under the Stars will include telescope observations of the sun prior to the concerts and of the moon, planets, stars, and nebulae after the events, combined with a multimedia astronomy presentation. These events are part of the worldwide celebration marking the 400th anniversary of Galileo using a telescope for astronomy.
The Amateur Observers' Society of New York will be assisting with this program. For more information and a schedule go to www.hofstra.edu/astronomy .
Events and Times
June 4 – Phish concert, Nikon Theater at Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh, N.Y. 7:30 p.m.
June 29 – Rod Stewart Tribute by The Forever Young Tour, Newbridge Road Park, South Bellmore, N.Y., 8 p.m.
July 12 – Nago Gato Afro Brazilian Music & Dance Ensemble at the 44th Huntington Summer Arts Festival, Chapin Rainbow Stage in Heckscher Town Park, Huntington, N.Y., 8:30 p.m.
July 18 – The Long Island Philharmonic Concert, Heckscher State Park, East Islip, N.Y., 8 p.m.
July 22 – I Left My Heart, A Salute to the Music of Tony Bennett presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Rath Park, Franklin Square, N.Y., 8 p.m.
July 28 – Tanglewood on Parade, Tanglewood Music Festival, Lenox, Mass., 2-11 p.m.
July 31 – Christine Ohlman with opening act Bossa Nova Beatniks at the 44th Huntington Summer Arts Festival, Chapin Rainbow Stage in Heckscher Town Park, Huntington, N.Y.,
August 4 – Andy Cooney/Ronan Tynan (Irish Tenors), John J. Burns Town Park, Massapequa, N.Y., 8 p.m.
August 14 – Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian, outdoor movie, Marjorie Post Community Park, Massapequa, N.Y., 8:30 p.m.
August 27 – Wall-E, outdoor movie, North Hempstead Beach Park, Port Washington, N.Y., 8:15 p.m.
August 28 – Almost Queen, Central Mall band shell, Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh, N.Y., 7:30 p.m.
October 24 – Spooky Walk nighttime Halloween fright garden, Clark Garden, Albertson, N.Y., 6-9 p.m.
Music and Astronomy Under the Stars is presented with the cooperation of the Townships of Hempstead, Huntington, Oyster Bay, and North Hempstead; the Huntington Arts Council, the Islip Arts Council; Heckscher State Park; Jones Beach State Park; and the Tanglewood Music Festival.
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