Reach for the stars at the Custer Institute and Observatory’s 38th annual Astronomy Jamboree weekend, set for Friday, November 4 through Sunday, November 6.
The annual three-day event, hosted by the Southold astronomical observatory, includes lectures, celestial observations and the chance to get to know other astronomy enthusiasts. The event is open to both those new to astronomy and seasoned star-gazers. (more…)
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Another tall ship is headed for the North Fork.
El Galeón, a replica of a 16th century Spanish galleon, is expected to dock in Greenport Harbor on Monday, according to village officials. Tours will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 18, according to Greenport Village Administrator Paul Pallas. Admission will be $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Children under five are free. (more…)
The postman’s unofficial creed — “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night” — applies just as much to postal patrons in the North Fork’s small hamlets as it does to postal employees themselves. (more…)
Underwater rover pilot Campbell ‘Buzz’ Scott takes the controls of a remotely operated vehicle exploring the sea floor. (Credit: Courtesy photo)
Underwater rover pilot Campbell “Buzz” Scott has been all over — or, more accurately, under — the world’s oceans, from the Gulf of Mexico to the Antarctic. But Mr. Scott, the president of an educational program designed to teach youngsters about marine life and the environment, said he’s excited for his next adventure.
“We’ve never been to Greenport,” he said.
At this year’s East End Maritime Festival, Mr. Scott and Long Island-based scuba diver and shipwreck explorer Brett Curlew will give kids a chance to see Greenport Harbor like never before, from cameras mounted on an underwater rover.
And children won’t just get to look at the bay bottom: they’ll get a chance to pilot the remote device — a roughly 250-pound 3-foot-square device called a Saab Seaeye Falcon DR. (more…)