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The Lure of the Moon and the Legacy of Apollo—Astronomy Talk & Moon/Star Viewing with Montauk Observatory

  • South Fork Natural History Museum 337 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike Bridgehampton, NY, 11932 United States (map)

Adults/Children Ages 10+ *STEAM Programming

Speaker & Observation Leader: William Francis TaylorNASA Solar System Ambassador & Montauk Observatory Educator

The Moon is the closest world to the Earth and the most distant place humans have ever set foot on. Its existence has shaped life on our planet, and its beauty and mystery have inspired cultures for millennia. Fifty years ago, the first voyagers set out across the vast expanse of space to bring us all one small step forward in understanding our universe. In this illustrated lecture, NASA Solar System Ambassador and Montauk Observatory Educator, William Francis Taylor, will answer such questions as: what did the Apollo astronauts learn; what have we learned since; and what mysteries remain for the next generation of explorers? At the end of the discussion, everyone will have an opportunity (weather permitting) to see the beauty of the Moon for themselves with telescopes provided by the South Fork Natural History Museum and the Montauk Observatory. This is a FREE program.

Advance reservations are required for all events. For more information, reservations, and directions to meeting places, please call: (631) 537-9735.

Earlier Event: April 12
Who Is/Who Was Series