AOS Calendar of Events
Amateur Observers' Society of NY Event Calendar from the Night Sky Network.
Directions: South on Wantagh Parkway to Ocean Parkway, west on Ocean Parkway, follow signs to Nature Center at West End. OR Meadowbrook Parkway south to Ocean Parkway, exit at West End, follow signs to Nature Center.
A map showing Jones Beach State Park Nature Center, previously the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center.
For GPS navigation devices, use this address: 12 Sagamore Hill Road, Oyster Bay, NY 11771, which is the Visitor Center located at the entrance of the park.
Sagamore Hill may be reached from two major Long Island highways:
- Take either the Northern State Parkway to Exit 35N or the Long Island Expressway (I-495) to Exit 41N. At those exits, take Route 106 North for 6 miles into downtown Oyster Bay. Turn right onto East Main Street (at Nobman's Hardware Store) and travel 2 miles. Turn left onto Cove Neck Road and drive 1.5 miles to Sagamore Hill.
- The Southern State Parkway connects to NSP/LIE via the Wantagh/Meadowbrook Parkways, or the Seaford/Oyster Bay Expressway. Take Southern State Exit 28A-North to Route 135 North (Seaford/Oyster Bay Expressway) for 10 miles to Exit 14E (Woodbury) and Route 25 (Jericho Turnpike). Turn right/east, travel to the third traffic light. Turn left on South Woods Road, traveling 1.6 miles to its end and turn right on to Cold Spring Road. Travel 1 mile to Route 25A intersection. Turn left on Route 25A and travel 0.7 miles downhill to the Cove Road stoplight. Turn right on Cove Road for 1.7 miles to Cove Neck Road. Turn right on Cove Neck Road and follow the signs for 1.5 miles to Sagamore Hill.
NYS Office of Parks & Recreation
PO Box 247
Babylon NY 11702.
DIRECTIONS to RMSP.
DIRECTIONS to Custer Observatory
Before you attend a star party, please read this Stargazing Ettiquette Guide. If you are considerate with other observers, they will be more likely to return the favor.