View the night sky from South High’s observatory

The Island Now

Great Neck South High School will host a star, moon, and nebula gazing event on Friday, April 12 from 6:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. in the school’s observatory, 341 Lakeville Road. This event is open to the community.

This journey through space will be led by the school’s astronomy club and their faculty advisor, Holly Cipriano. The telescope in the South High observatory is a Meade Lx200 ACF 14” (355mm) SCT with GPS and Autostar capabilities.

Cipriano, an environmental science and astronomy teacher at South High, frequently hosts dark-night viewings in the observatory for astronomy classes and other interested students; this special event on April 12 is an opportunity for residents to share in the night-sky experience.

In case of poor weather conditions, the event will be rescheduled for May 17. Weather cancellations and other updates may be found on Ms. Cipriano’s teaching website at

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