Events

GENERAL ADMISSION:
Minimum suggested donation of $5 Adults

$3 Children under 14
FREE for Members.
The suggested donation for the specific events listed below includes the cost of General Admission.

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.

IN-SERVICE CREDIT: Letters will be supplied upon request from teachers who attend classes and other educational events.

Next Board Meeting:  Saturday, March 8th  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. August NONE, Sept 20, Oct 11, Nov 15, Dec 20, Jan 17, Feb 14, Mar 21, April 18, May 16, June 13.


Don't forget to check our weather.

Goodbye Jupiter, hello Saturn and Mars!

Be sure to visit custer to see Jupiter before it is gone for the year. Dave Barnett took this image last February of our solar system's largest planet, with its moon IO and IO's shadow!
A 7" Mak Cass at f/15 was used with a web-cam type camera to capture the data.


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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