At The Hamptons Observatory – July 2024

“Sunlight and Shadow: Build Your Own Sundial”

(A Free, In-Person Event)

SATURDAY, JULY 27th, 2-3:30pm
LOCATION: South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo)
377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, East Hampton, NY 11937
SPEAKER: William Francis Taylor, MSc, NASA Solar System Ambassador, Hamptons Observatory      Senior Educator
CO-HOST: South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo)
Note: While admission is free, there is a $5 materials fee (payable to SoFo at the door).
          For thousands of years, people have used sundials as a clock that never requires batteries or winding up — all they need to work is a clear sunny day. Learning how a sundial works teaches us how the sky around us moves and orients our lives in both time and space. Students in this workshop will be invited to build their own sundials from simple materials, gaining the knowledge they need to design dials suited to their own homes and gardens. Solar viewing via telescope may follow the program.
          William Francis Taylor, MSc, is Hamptons Observatory’s Senior Educator. He 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 the South Fork Natural History Museum for its kind collaboration, and William Francis Taylor for sharing his expertise.
          While this is a free lecture, donations are appreciated to help support our programs. (
Hamptons Observatory (HO), a 501(c)(3) NYS nonprofit that relies on public support has served the South Fork since 2005. Hamptons Observatory offers all of its programs free-of-charge so that everyone can enjoy the wonders of their Universe. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help support our work. Thanks!