Events ~ Don't forget to Check Our Weather!

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.

Minimum suggested donations:
$5 for each Adult
$3 Children under 14
FREE for Members.

Next Board Meeting:  Saturday, Feb 14th  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. Feb 14, March 21, April 18, and May 16 at 4:30 p.m. The annual meeting will be held on June 13, 2015 at 5 p.m

After the lectures, concerts, etc. remain for refreshments and guided tours of the night sky through Custer's telescopes. The observatory is open every Saturday evening from dark until midnight


Friday, February 27
Custer Member's Recognition Dinner, 6pm

Members: you must RSVP by Feb 20.

Saturday, February 14
Custer Board Meeting, 4:30pm.

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.

Saturday, February 14th
Starlight Caberet, 6:30pm.

Come and enjoy a night of piano music and comedy with the husband and wife duo, Dave and Susan Dingle.  Regular summer North Fork residents, traveling from Manhattan, Dave an accomplished pianist, plays anything from Gershwin to Bach to modern musical classics.  Challenge him to play your favorite melody and most likely, he will.  Susan has offered her talents as a comic stand-up with her favorite routine.  This is your chance to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a night of live performance.    Bring along a bottle of wine and chocolates for your romantic partner if you like and have an evening to remember.

Suggested donation:  $15 for non-members;   $7 for Custer members.

Friday, February 27
Members Night, 7pm

A Members-Only evening for mingling, observing, enjoying the observatory and its resources, discussing Custer's present and planning its future together. This members-only evening is FREE for Members and their guests.

Saturday, March 14, 4:30pm
Custer Board Meeting, 4:30pm.

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.

Saturday, March 14, 7:30pm-midnight
ST. PATRICK'S DAY DINNER
Join us for a home cooked Irish feast prepared by Chef Chuck O'Cardona (feel free to bring your favorite dish or dessert to add to the table). Suggested Donation: $20 Members, $25 Non-Members, $10 Students, $5 Kids under 14. Observing, weather permitting, will follow.

Friday, March 27
Members Night, 7pm
A Members-Only evening for mingling, observing, enjoying the observatory and its resources, discussing Custer's present and planning its future together. This members-only evening is FREE for Members and their guests.

Saturday, April 11, 4:30pm
Custer Board Meeting, 4:30pm.

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.

Saturday & Sunday April 18 & 19, 2015

NEAF!
Join us upstate for
The World’s Largest Astronomy Expo in Suffern, NY
Bringing you the Universe in two exciting event-packed days, NEAF is renowned worldwide as the ultimate astronomy experience. Nowhere else can you find so much in one place or at one time.
Note:
Since most of Custer's volunteer staff will be upstate at NEAF, observing resources at Custer will be very limited this night; perhaps just 1 operating telescope will be available.

Friday, April 24
Members Night, 7pm
A Members-Only evening for mingling, observing, enjoying the observatory and its resources, discussing Custer's present and planning its future together. This members-only evening is FREE for Members and their guests.

Saturday, April 25
Astronomy Day, Noon-Midnight

Astronomy allows us to see the history of the universe with our own eyes. The stars that twinkle as you look out on a dark, clear night may not exist right now. They existed at whatever point in history they emitted that light, which has taken millions of years to reach Earth.

Celebrate this marvelous feat on International Astronomy Day by participating in a little stargazing. Check out your local planetarium or library for activities, or simply find a quiet, dark spot to look out onto the sparkling canvas that lies above our heads. Use books or websites to identify the players in the Universe’s spectacular, historical light show.

Telescopes allow us to see much more than is visible to the naked eye. On International Astronomy Day, many organizations offer the public the use of telescopes to experience sights of the Universe that they’ve never seen before.

Saturday, May 16, 4:30pm
Custer Board Meeting, 4:30pm.

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.

Friday, May 29
Members Night, 7pm
A Members-Only evening for mingling, observing, enjoying the observatory and its resources, discussing Custer's present and planning its future together. This members-only evening is FREE for Members and their guests.

Saturday, June 13
Annual Meeting 5pm

The Annual Meeting and elections for Custer Institute are scheduled Saturday June 7, 2014 at 5pm at the Custer Institute


Saturday Night Observing:
open to public, dark 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 and have a look at our VISITOR GUIDE to make the most
of your visit with us.

Observing


The musical performances are, in part, made possible by grants from the Suffolk County Community Arts Regrant Program and the NYS Council for the Arts


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. Coordinator: David van Popering. 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.


CURRENT MOON

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