At The Hamptons Observatory

Highlights of the Fall Sky (Virtual Lecture)

DATE: Tuesday, September 21, 2021
TIME: 7:30 – 8:30 PM
SPEAKER: William Francis Taylor, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador
PLACE/CO-SPONSOR: John Jermain Memorial Library
201 Main St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963; (631) 725-0049


William Francis Taylor

What makes the days shorter, the nights longer, and the air cooler in autumn? And what heavenly bodies and celestial events can we observe? In this free virtual (Zoom) event, we will explore the science of the sun and seasons, as well as discuss the many planets, constellations, and meteor showers that are visible in the fall sky.

Hamptons Observatory Senior Educator, William Francis Taylor, has been a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador since 2014, lecturing about the universe around us and sharing his love of the heavens by giving guided tours of the sky through telescopes. He is a life-long East End resident.

Hamptons Observatory would like to thank John Jermain Memorial Library for its kind collaboration, and William Francis Taylor for sharing his expertise.

HamptonsObservatory (HO), a 501(c)(3) NYS nonprofit that relies on public support has served the South Fork since 2005. Its mission: to foster interest in science, particularly astronomy, through educational programs. Lectures, star parties, portable planetarium shows and other
events are held throughout the South Fork, often in collaboration with other nonprofit organizations. HOhas established the first astronomical observatory on the South Fork (on the campus of the Ross School in East Hampton), complete with Long Island’s largest research-grade telescope; these facilities will soon be accessible over the internet to students, teachers, researchers and the general public. HamptonsObservatory offers all of its programs free-of-charge to encourage participation regardless of economic status. To make a tax-deductible donation to support our mission, please go to and click on Donations. To join HO’s list for event notices, email: