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Montauk Observatory Summer Solstice Lecture at Montauk Library
June 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
DATE: Wednesday, June 21, 2017
TIME: 7:30-8:30 PM, followed by observing the night sky using a telescope (weather permitting)
LECTURE: The Summer Solstice
SPEAKER: William Francis Taylor
LOCATION: Montauk Library, 871 Montauk Hwy, Montauk NY
RESERVATIONS SUGGESTED: Call (631) 668-3377
What makes the days longer and the nights shorter? What’s the astronomical reason for the warmth in the air? We’ll explore the science of the sun and the sky, as well as the summer festivals that ancient and modern people have created to celebrate the brightest time of the year.
Since 2014, William Francis Taylor has been NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador, giving talks about the universe around us, as well as sharing telescopes and stars with the public. He is also a local tutor and a life-long East End resident.
Montauk Observatory is grateful to Carolyn Balducci and the Montauk Library for hosting this event (and providing refreshments), as well as to William Francis Taylor for generously volunteering his time.