HOFSTRA OBSERVATORY

HOFSTRA OBSERVATORY

 
General Information
Description of ServicePartially supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, the observatory includes Celestron telescopes and computerized CCD cameras. The Observatory is located on the roof of Herman A. Berliner Hall (Chemistry and Physics Building). The Observatory offers many programs which include: Stars on Sundays; Music and Astronomy Under the Stars; Outreach Program and more. The Stars on Sunday program invites kids of all ages to view the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Venus, star clusters, nebulae, & double stars with telescopes from the Hofstra Observatory, 4th floor, Berliner Hall, California Ave. & Huntington Place, S. of Hempstead Turnpike. Program begins with a presentation about the sky in room 117. Attendance is limited to 150 people per event. The Music and Astronomy Under the Stars Progam is a free Astronomy Festival with Stargazing at Music Concerts and Festivals - Bringing Astronomy to the Public. Dr. Donald Lubowich, Coordinator of the Astronomy Outreach Program at Hofstra University, will give concertgoers a spectacular glimpse of the heavens. This Hofstra - sponsored program will videos, posters, banners, and hands-on-activities for all ages. There will be special solar telescope observations prior to the concerts and telescope observations of the Moon, Saturn, Jupiter, multi-colored double stars, star clusters, and nebulae at intermission and after the events. The Amateur Observers' Society of New York is a partner with this program and has telescope viewing in July and August at the Jones Beach Nature Center and at Sagamore Hill National Historic Monument, Oyster Bay. Over the past three years, Hofstra's Astronomy Outreach Program has also brought the wonder of star-gazing to hundreds of children and adults at Long Island schools, hospitals, non-for-profit groups, parks, beaches. In 2009,the program, under the direction of Donald Lubowich, Ph.D., will expand its offerings with the help of a $308,000 NASA grant, bringing telescopes to Long Island parks and beaches to encourage interest in astronomy. This is the third consecutive year that the program has been awarded a NASA grant. For the latest program information contact the Hofstra Observatory.
LocationNassau
Geographical AreaNassau County, New York; Hempstead, New York; Town of Hempstead, New York
 
Contact Information
 
Contact's Name Donald Lubowich
Contact's Position Astronomy Outreach Program Coordinator
Contact's Phone (516)463-2759
Physical Site Address 1 Herman A. Berliner Hall (Chemistry and Physics Building).
Physical Site Address 2 Hempstead Turnpike
Physical Site City, State, Zip Hempstead, NY 11549
Mailing Address 1 Hempstead Turnpike
Mailing City, State, Zip Hempstead, NY 11549
Mail Attention To Hofstra University
Main Phone (516)463-2759
Fax (516)463-4867
Service Location Email observatory@hofstra.edu
Web Address www.hofstra.edu/astronomy
 
Additional Information
Last UpdateOct19
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY
Affiliated Program: HOFSTRA OBSERVATORY
This Service: HOFSTRA OBSERVATORY
 
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