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Virtual Tour of the Summer Night Sky

Fri, 06/12/2020 - 12:29
Carissa Katz

The Accabonac Protection Committee and the Hamptons Observatory will host a virtual sky-watching event on Monday evening. 

William Taylor, who is the Hampton Observatory's senior educator and a NASA Solar System Ambassador, will lead this program on the summer night sky on Zoom starting at 7 p.m., offering a taste of the celestial activity to come as we approach the summer solstice. Mr. Taylor will talk not only about celestial objects that can be seen through a telescope, but also those that can be seen with the naked eye after the program ends and night falls.

A link for joining the hourlong Zoom call can be found on the website for the observatory or the Accabonac Protection Committee, where visitors can also check in on an "eagle cam," set up at a nest at the edge of Accabonac Harbor. Last year, the nest -- originally built by osprey -- was occupied by a pair of bald eagles. This year, a pair of ospreys are back in residence.


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