Engaging the Community Through Outreach and Education

July 22, 2016

We are fortunate to have on staff professional volunteers with advanced degrees in Mathematics, Astronomy and Astrophysics. Some of these individuals have acted in an advisory capacity in the crafting and enactment of green, sensible lighting laws for the following municipalities:

  • The Township of Brookhaven, NY
  • The Incorporated Village of Patchogue, NY
  • The Township of Riverhead, NY
  • The Incorporated Village of Southampton, NY

These staff members are also Project Astro Astronomers as well as NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassadors.

Project Astro is a worldwide program of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific where Professional Astronomers engage local and regional school districts and their science teachers, assisting them in enhancing their science education programs.

NASA’s Solar System Ambassador’s program represents the country’s space agency to the public, advocating for strong and continued support for their missions of discovery and educational outreach.

We also receive materials and  training  support to host programs and activities for various age groups. One of our goasl is to create compelling learning experiences for our communities and share the passion and adventure of Science organizations and NASA’s scientific explorations of planet Earth, our Solar System, and the universe beyond.


For the solar eclipse on August 21 we hosted a viewing event in one of of the local libraries park with activity stations and a conference that attracted close to 600 patrons, and ran out of tickets.

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