LECTURE: OBSERVING THE MOON
Ed Anderson of the Astronomical Society of Long Island.
APRIL 13, 7:00PM
The Moon is our nearest celestial neighbor. You can view the moon with binoculars or even a small, 60 mm telescope can provide significant detail. Ed Anderson, a member of the Astronomical Society of Long Island (ASLI) and of the Custer Institute, will discuss the best times to view the Moon as well as observing tools. He will also identify interesting things to look for, including the Apollo landing sights. After the presentation Ed will be available for Q&A and if the weather is clear, he will open the ASLI dome on the grounds of Custer Observatory which houses a 14” Meade LX200 computerized telescope. Weather permitting, Custer Observatory staff will also give tours of the night sky through the Zerochromat telescope in the main observatory dome and other powerful telescopes on site. Feel free to bring your own binoculars or telescope to look through after the presentation. Or just enjoy the view from ours!
Suggested donation: $5 Adults, $3 Children under 12. Reservations in advance at www.custerobservatory.org.
1115 Main Bayview Rd., Southold, NY 11971
ON-GOING: Custer Observatory is open to the public every Saturday from dusk until midnight for events, stargazing and more. Staff provide guided tours of the night sky through the powerful telescopes (weather permitting). Suggested donation: $5 Adults, $3 Children under 12.