At The Montauk Observatory

Solar Observing at Sunny Days
presented by William Francis Taylor, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador

1:00 PM Saturday, October 5, 2019
Guild Hall: 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY

From 1:00 – 3:00 PM, Guild Hall will host a free, family-friendly celebration of the sun. The activities include workshops led by local artists, musical performances by student ensembles, and tours of the current exhibit (through October 14th), “Sunny Days,” by renowned Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone, who will be present to congratulate the 300+ students whose artwork is also on display. In addition, NASA Solar System Ambassador and Montauk Observatory’s Senior Educator, William Francis Taylor, will answer questions and treat folks to a safe look at the sun through a special solar telescope.

COST: This event is FREE.

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NASA’s Juno Mission to Jupiter
by Prof. Alan Calder, Stony Brook University

6:00 PM Friday, November 1, 2019
Montauk Library: 871 Montauk Hwy, Montauk

NASA’s Juno spacecraft was launched on August 5, 2011, and arrived at Jupiter on July 4, 2016. Named after the “cloud piercing” wife of Jupiter, its mission is to investigate the atmosphere of Jupiter to measure the composition, particularly the amount of water, and to observe Jupiter’s magnetic and gravitational fields. The information gained from Juno will help us better understand the origin and evolution of Jupiter, which will also help us understand the formation of giant planets. The discussion will include the layout of the solar system, theories of planet formation, our current knowledge of Jupiter, questions the Juno mission strives to answer and the latest results.

Alan Calder, Ph.D., joined Stony Brook University’s Physics and Astronomy Department in 2007 after research appointments at the University of Illinois and the University of Chicago. His research is in numerically modeling astrophysical phenomena, and he has studied a variety of problems including core collapse and thermonuclear supernovae, merging neutron stars, and classical novae.

COST: This event is FREE.

REGISTRATION: Call the library: 631-668-3377