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The suggested donation for the specific events listed below includes the cost of General Admission. Rain or clear, we survive only on your generous donations.
$5 for each Adult
$3 Children under 14
FREE for Members.
Next Board Meeting: Saturday, Novemer 21 at 4:30 PM
Members of the Institute may attend and observe and are given time to address the board before the beginning and after adjournment but not during the meeting, unless invited to speak by a board member. Next board meetings: Nov 21st
After the lectures, concerts, etc. Remain for refreshments and guided tours of the night sky through Custer's telescopes. Custer is open every Saturdays from 7pm until midnight. Observing beings at 8pm
Fri Nov 6th PARC monthly meeting.
Saturday, November 14, 7:00 PM
Six Thousand Years of Shell-Fishing on Long Island
Lucinda Hemmick of the Southold Indian Museum will give talk at Custer
about oystering, clamming, and lobstering from pre-Columbian to more
After that will be a tour of exhibit at the Indian Museum directly
across the street, and, finally exploring the nighttime sky back at Custer.
Custer Observatory 1115 Main Bayview Rd. Southold Southold Indian
Museum 1080 Main Bayview Rd, Southold
Saturday November 21
Board meeting 4:30-6:30
After the Board Meeting, a presentation:
Landscapes, Flowers, Experiments
presented by Bob Farrell
Wine & Cheese Reception at 7:00pm
Bob Farrell will lead a discussion of the scenes encountered while taking photographs and an exploration of some techniques employed to express one’s imagination through pictures. Bob is a retired Grumman engineer who now spends much of his his time experimenting in photography and observational astronomy. He will lead a discussion of the scenes encountered while taking photographs and an exploration of some techniques employed to express one’s imagination through pictures. Methods for exploring available light and controlling focus will be discussed. A homegrown technique for personalizing images will also be presented.
December NO Board meeting
Sat Dec 12th Geminid Shower night at Custer – Meteor shower observing that night
Sat Dec 19th Holiday Party
Sat Dec 26th Custer Lecture – TBA
Saturday Night Observing:
MEMBERS' NIGHT, Last Friday
of each month
A Members-Only evening for mingling, observing, enjoying the observatory and its resources, discussing Custer's present and planning its future together. Coordinated by Staff Members. Admission: FREE for Members and their guests.
Saturday Night Observing, open to public, dusk to midnight, weather permitting Staff provide guided tours of the sky. Clouds, fog, rain, and full moon nights are not good nights. The less moon, the better for most observing. Check the moon calendar. Plan your visit by reading this.
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