Long Island Skies - Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium
Price: $9; $8 for students with IDs; $7 for children 12 and under.
180 Little Neck Road - 631-854-5579
Centerport, NY 11721
Description: This live presentation for the whole family, developed by the Vanderbilt Planetarium staff, uses the star projector to its fullest capabilities. The program introduces the brilliant night sky that can be seen on Long Island from everyone's backyard, including seasonal constellations, stars and deep-sky objects. Following the program, and weather permitting, the planetarium staff will open the Observatory. To enhance what they have just learned, visitors can look through the 16-inch Cassegrain telescope to observe the objects discussed during the show.