Wednesday, June 27 2018

Montauk Observatory Brings the International Space Station to East Hampton

Montauk Observatory (MO) is honored to host retired Marine Colonel and NASA Astronaut Randy Bresnik to present two free lectures at the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall, June 27 and June 29, 2018. Col. Bresnik will share highlights from his recent long duration mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS.) Audiences also will have the unique opportunity to hear from an astronaut’s spouse who is distinguished in her own right. Rebecca Bresnik Esq. serves as Associate Chief Counsel for International Matters at NASA's Johnson Space Center and is the lead attorney for the ISS; she will co-present with her husband.

Col. Bresnik returned from his most recent mission in December, 2017, where he served as the Commander of the International Space Station for Expedition 53 and flight engineer for Expedition 52. Expedition 52/53 was completed in 139 days, making 2,224 orbits of the Earth and traveling 58,835,163 miles.

At the first lecture, “Space Exploration,” scheduled for Wednesday, June 27, at 8 p.m., the audience will have a rare opportunity to learn about space from the insiders: what it's like to live and work in space, to be an astronaut and responsible for the ISS, its overall mission success, the safety of the crew and mission objectives; as well as what is involved here on the ground in handling the complex challenges of one of the most ambitious international collaborations (22 participating member countries) ever attempted. This event is intended for ages 15 years and up.

While tickets to these events are free, registration is required. Tickets may be obtained through Guild Hall's box office by calling 631-324-4050 or visit

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