FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 16, 2015
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Star Gazing Offered at Clark Garden as Part of Nat’l Astronomy Night, Oct. 24
North Hempstead, NY – American astronomer and astrophysicist Carl Sagan said “We are made of star stuff,” and visitors to Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson on Saturday, October 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. will have the opportunity to consider this profound thought while gazing at the stars, as part of National Astronomy Night.
Visitors to Spooky Walk on October 24 will have the opportunity to view the stars through telescopes provided by Hofstra University's Astronomy Outreach Program in partnership with the Amateur Observer¹s Society of New York.
North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board are pleased to announce that along with the Town’s presentation of Spooky Walk on October 24, attendees will also have the opportunity to use telescopes provided by Hofstra University's Astronomy Outreach Program in partnership with the Amateur Observer¹s Society of New York. The equipment is funded through a NASA astronomy outreach grant to Hofstra University and will allow children to see close-up views of the planets, and colorful double stars. There will also be exhibits and hands-on activities for all star-gazing kids.
Fee for Spooky Walk is $5 and includes entry to Astronomy night. Clark Botanic Garden is located at 193 I.U. Willets Road in Albertson. For more information call 311.