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STARFEST 2019 @ Custer Observatory

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Custer Observatory

1115 Main Bayview Rd.

Southold, NY 11971

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Custer Institute presents a festival on all things Astronomy from Friday August 23 through Saturday August 24. This two day festival will feature fun and engaging activities for the whole family. Attend all or part of the activities and bring a tent to spend the night on our South Lawn (pre-registration required for camping). All programs will be held at Custer Observatory. Outdoor activities are subject to the weather.

Suggested Donation: $40 Family or Individual Tickets at $20 Adult, $10 Student/Senior, $10 Observatory Member



Schedule of Events

Friday August 23

6:00 pm Registration Begins – Camping Set Up in the field (limited spots, campers must pre-register)

6:30 pm BBQ and Marshmallow roasting

8:00 pm Astronomical Poetry

8:30 pm Astronomer’s Drinking Song

9:00 pm – 10:30 pm Tour of the Constellations with Steve Bellavia – South Lawn

9:00 pm – 12:00 am Observing Through Custer’s Telescopes

Saturday August 24

10:00 am Bagel Breakfast for the Campers

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Bouncy House, Planetarium Shows, Solar Observing, Radio Astronomy Demonstration, Kids Astronomy Crafts

3:45 pm Workshop – Planisphere Use

4:30 pm Dinner Break – BBQ on the East Lawn or on your own.

7:30 pm Fred Hess Memorial Lecture – Edward Anderson – Telescope Observing Basics

8:30 pm – 11:00 pm Tour of interesting astronomical objects – Ed Anderson – East Lawn

9:00 pm – 10:30 pm Tour of the Constellations with Steve Bellavia – South Lawn

9:00 pm – 12:00 am Observing Through Custer’s Telescopes

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1115 Main Bayview Rd.

Southold, NY 11971

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