A Super Bowl Star Party!

Posted by David Eicher
on Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Credit: Don Lubowich
For the past six years, astronomy outreach enthusiast Don Lubowich has put on a Super Bowl Star Party at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. If you’re in the area (and are not a Niners or Ravens fan), you might want to consider participating. This year, Don will have a battery of telescopes set up from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, February 3, at the Hofstra Observatory, 4th Floor, Berliner Hall, in Hempstead.

Around halftime, Jupiter will be 68° high, the Orion Nebula will be well up, and the Pleiades, the Double Cluster, as well as other treats will await. “This year I want to promote the event and encourage all amateur astronomers, astronomy clubs, and astronomy educators to create similar programs or to bring a small portable scope to their own Super Bowl parties,” says Lubowich.

For more information, contact Don at observatory@hofstra.edu, or for reservations to attend the Hofstra event, go to www.hofstra.edu/astronomy.

Me? I’ll be watching the game — and the stars.

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