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Lecture & Demo: How Small is Small? Measuring Atoms & Other Things

May 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

In this program children (and parents) will learn the importance of measurement in science. Working with their parents and each other, participants will learn how to make accurate measurements of the world around them and accurately estimate the size of objects from the very largest of things to the very smallest of things (atoms).

Presenter Sean Tvelia is Chairman of the Department of Physical Sciences, Suffolk County Community College’s Ammerman Campus, and is on the Board of Directors of Montauk Observatory.

This event is FREE. To register, call SoFo 631-537-9735

Montauk Observatory thanks Prof. Tvelia for sharing his expertise and SoFo for co-sponsoring this event.

Montauk Observatory (MO), a 501(c)(3) NYS nonprofit, has served the South Fork since 2005, and relies on public support (e.g., small donations) to operate. The mission of the organization is to foster interest in science, particularly astronomy, through educational programs. Lectures, star parties, portable planetarium shows, and other events are held throughout the South Fork, often in partnership with other nonprofit organizations. MO has established the first astronomical observatory on the South Fork (in East Hampton), complete with Long Island’s largest research-grade telescope; these facilities will soon be made accessible over the internet to students, teachers, researchers and the general public. Montauk Observatory offers all of its programs free-of-charge to encourage participation regardless of economic status. For further information about Montauk Observatory, to join MO’s list for event notices, or to make a tax-deductible donation, please visit www.MontaukObservatory.com or email MontaukObservatory@gmail.com


May 11
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center
377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike
Bridgehampton, NY United States