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International Observe the Moon Night

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Custer Observatory

1115 Main Bayview Rd.

Southold, NY 11971

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In cooperation with NASA, Custer Observatory will be participating in this special International Observe the Moon Night event. This is a worldwide celebration of lunar science and exploration held annually since 2010. One day each year, everyone on Earth is invited to observe and learn about the Moon together, and to celebrate the cultural and personal connections we all have with our nearest celestial neighbor.

Ed Anderson, a member of the Astronomical Society of Long Island (ASLI) and of the Custer Institute, will give a talk from 7pm-8pm about observing the moon. He will discuss how you can view the moon with binoculars or small telescope, he'll discuss the best times to view the Moon, useful observing tools, and he'll identify interesting things that will be visible that night.

After the presentation, if the weather is clear, in addition to the main Custer Observatory dome, Ed will open the 14” ASLI dome on the Custer Observatory grounds and focus it on the Moon for all to see.

We would like to fill the Observatory property with lunar observers, so please bring your binoculars or telescope if you have one (not required). At 9:00pm we will take an official count of the number of people observing the Moon at one time from the facilites at Custer Observatory. Come join us!

Suggested Donation: FREE. Donations may be given at time of event and are greatly appreciated.

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1115 Main Bayview Rd.

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