Star Safari - Astronomy Adventure

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August 17, 2013


Alley Pond Environmental Center


Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult

$16; $7 children ages 7 and older

Event description: Join astronomer Mark Freilich for an exciting evening of star gazing. Learn about and view the features of the moon, the summer Milky Way, the Red Giant Antares in the constellation Scorpio, the double star Albeiro, the summer triangle and the stars Vega, Deneb, and Altair. These programs comprise an indoor lecture on basic astronomy followed by outdoor viewing using a professional telescope. Participants are welcome to bring their town telescopes and binoculars. While this is an adult program , we welcome children ages 7 and up to join us as long as they are accompanied by a participating adult. To ensure the quality of all astronomy workshops we reserve the right to cancel if the weather forecast calls for rain.

Address: 228-06 Northern Blvd.
Douglaston, NY 11362
Phone: 718-229-4000

About Alley Pond Environmental Center

Stroller parking: Yes
Stroller check: Yes

The Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC), a nonprofit environmental education organization, is dedicated to educating children and adults in the New York metropolitan area, protecting and preserving Alley Pond Park, open spaces and waterbodies, and advocating for sustainable environmental policies and practices.

Alley Pond Park is the home of the Douglaston Estate Windmill, a reminder of their agricultural past. 

Play area: No
Party room: No


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