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Photo by Annette DeGiovine-Oliveira
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Custer Institute invites astronomy fans to unite at their 35th Annual Astronomy Jamboree this Friday, October 25 through Sunday, October 27. Different events will take place each day as well as a celebratory dinner at Digger’s on Saturday.

Sip and snack on tasty refreshments on Friday during poetry readings and live music at Custer’s observatory in Southold. The night ends with an observation of the starry sky using their 25-inch Obsession Telescope.

Photo by Annette DeGiovine-Oliveira
Photo by Annette DeGiovine-Oliveira

Saturday kicks off the second day of celebration at the Suffolk County Community College in Riverhead. Guests will watch documentary films such as The City Dark, Cosmic Collisions and more. Along with films there will be multiple presentations, a dinner at Digger’s at 5pm, and of course stargazing back at the Custer Institute to end the night.

Get in that last astronomy fix on Sunday when a special event is held at Orient Beach State Park at 7:17am, where guests hope to catch the “Green Flash,” a light that sometimes appears right before a sunrise. After the Green Flash Watch, breakfast will be held at the Custer Institute. Sunday’s celebration will continue throughout the day with lectures from professors of astronomy as well as a book signing by astronomy author, Don Cerow. The celebration will come to an end Sunday night when guests get their last chance to observe the stars and our solar system through the Custer Institute telescope.

For a full schedule of the weekend’s events, click here.

Photo by Annette DeGiovine-Oliveira
Photo by Annette DeGiovine-Oliveira
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