Friday, June 29 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.

The second event is a presentation for all ages. “My Life as an Astronaut,” will be held Friday, June 29, at 2 p.m. Would you like to meet an astronaut, find out how to become one, learn what it’s like to work for NASA? Even if you’re just curious about all things related to astronomy and space, come meet the Bresniks at this family-friendly event. Col. Bresnik will share his experiences in space, answer questions, and provide an opportunity to take a photo or get an autograph. Intended for younger audiences, this is a great chance for kids to meet and be inspired by a real, live astronaut.

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

To learn more about Col. Bresnik, go to

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