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Public Astronomy Views at Caribbean Event, June 23

Public Astronomy Events July-Aug, 2012.

On Sat, June 23, members of the Amateur Observers' Society and Hofstra University will bring their telescopes and other equipment to the lawn of the Harry Chapin Theater in beginning at 5 p.m.

Come view our nearest star, the Sun, using special filters, along with astronomical videos. See the Moon, Mars, Saturn and other celestial highlights when the sun sets, while listening to Caribbean music.

This is our first big public astronomy event of the summer. See our website, www.aosny.org, for other scheduled events. What a great opportunity to listen to music while viewing the heavens through our telescopes and getting a personally guided tour through the night sky. How many constellations and planets can you identify?

Don't miss the opportunity to see a genuine Martian Meteorite at the , July 14, 30 and Aug 4, 6, while we prepare families for the upcoming landing of Curiosity on Aug 5, and celebrate the success on Aug 6. Night programs will be followed by observing, weather permitting.

The Jones Beach Nature Center will host three astronomy nights in Aug. 2, 16 and 31.

Even with the light pollution, we can still show you the brighter objects in our Solar System and even beyond. Don't miss out. Bring the whole family.

We hope to see you soon.

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