09/26/18 3:33pm

Saturday, Oct. 13, 5-6:30 p.m.: ‘Serenade Under the Stars’ at Custer Observatory, 1115 Main Bayview Road, Southold. Flutist Michelle LaPorte and guitarist Gerry Saulter perform contemporary works by composers  from Brazil, Argentina and Spain, such as classics by Heitor Villa-Lobos and Enrique Granados, original arrangements of works by Astor Piazzolla and more. Stargazing follows at nightfall, weather permitting. Admission: $20; $15 members. custerobservatory.org.

08/03/18 9:55am

Saturday, Aug. 18, 7-10 p.m.: Steven Leonard Messina and Thad Debrock of Blow Up Hollywood concert at Custer Observatory, 1115 Main Bayview Road, Southold. Final concert in  “Steinway & Stargazing” summer concert series to benefit the Custer Observatory Music Project. Concert, wine, hors d’oeuvres, reception and stargazing at nightfall. $75 in advance; $95 at the door. custerobservatory.org.

08/03/18 12:41pm

Saturday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m.: Perseid meteor shower presentation and observation at Custer Observatory, 1115 Main Bayview Rd., Southold. Bob Farrell will speak about hero and constellation Perseus and telescopes will be open to view the night sky before the meteor shower. Gather to watch the meteor shower on the south lawn. Bring lawn chairs, blanket, bug spray and snacks. Suggested donation: $5 adults; $3 children under 12. 631-765-2626, custerobservatory.org.

07/12/18 4:15pm

Ellen Johansen concert at Custer Observatory, 1115 Main Bayview Road, Southold. Part of the “Steinway & Stargazing” summer concert series to benefit the Custer Observatory Music Project. Concert, mimosas and appetizers reception and solar observation. $55 in advance; $65 at the door. custerobservatory.org.

07/07/17 6:15am

Charles Cardona was too young to become a member when he first visited the Custer Observatory in the late 1970s, but he fell in love with the opportunity for exploration the facility provides.

Eager to spend more time at the Southold astronomy landmark, which was just a few miles from his home, young Mr. Cardona got a job sweeping floors there. He was paid $5 per week, but it was worth much more than that to him. READ