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.
$5 for each Adult
$3 Children under 14
FREE for Members.
Next Board Meeting: Saturday, July 18th 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: Aug 22, Sept 19th, Oct 10th, 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
Saturday, August 8, 9-10pm
Demonstration: long range radio communication using Meteor Reflection:The Peconic Amateur Radio Club (PARC), with the use of their radio equipment and computers at Custer, will demonstrate long range radio communication using the Perseids meteor shower as an atmospheric reflector to “bounce” radio signals to distant amateur radio stations hundreds of miles away. The equipment, the software, and the theory behind this phenomenon will be explained and demonstrated.
Saturday July 18 Board meeting (tentative)
Saturday Aug 22 Board meeting (tentative)
Saturday Sept 19th Board meeting (tentative)
Saturday Oct 10th Board meeting (tentative)
Saturday, Oct 9-11 Custer Jamboree
Saturday Nov 21st Board meeting (tentative)
Saturday Dec 19th Holiday Party
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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