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Custer Observatory on the North Fork

If you enjoy star gazing, then a visit to the Custer Observatory should be on the top of your list!  The Custer Institute and Observatory is Long Island’s oldest public observatory where you can view the heavens through their powerful telescopes.  The Custer Institute is open to the public every Saturday evening from dusk until midnight and offers a variety of interesting lectures, concerts, and special events from watching meteor showers to learning how to use telescopes.  Plan to join them for an evening of watching the skies or enjoy a performance.  Their current schedule through the end of November includes: 

Saturday, October 24 at 8 P.M. they will host the Orionid Meteor Shower Party.  The meteors from this shower originate from Halley’s Comet and seem to radiate from the constellation Orion.  The shower peaks on October 21 and 22nd and will average about 30 meteors per hour.  Join them in watching the Orionids streak across the night sky.  

Friday, November 6 is open mic night with Liza Coppola.  If you are interested in becoming a performer or just want to have a little fun, this is the place to be.  A great time will be had by all and who knows, you may just see a star of tomorrow! 

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