August 26, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
4450 Fieldston Rd
Bronx, NY 10471
Most weeks, voluntary donations are split between the work of the Society and an organization whose work in the world honors human worth.

If inflation occurred at a constant rate through the life of the universe, that same spot is 46 billion light-years away today, making the diameter of the observable universe a sphere around 92 billion light-years.   Please join us to hear about the universe and a passion for learning about it.

Our speaker for the day, John Benfatti, is also the guiding force behind our Men’s Shelter and is on the board of the Society.  He writes,
I have been an amateur astronomer most of my life. When I was growing up in Brooklyn the skies were dark and I became fascinated by the night sky. I would spend the entire night in my backyard watching for shooting stars and looking at the planets and the Moon. I am currently on the Board Of Directors of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York and the coordinator of Bronx activities for the club. I set up my telescope on the corner of Johnson Avenue and West 235th Street between March and October in order to show passers-by the Moon and the planets. I love getting the “Wow ” response when people see the Moon or planets for the first time through a telescope.


11 a.m. is gathering time, to meet and greet one another.  We start the formal program at 11:15 and usually end about 12:30.  After that, we have a time of informal conversation with some beverages and snacks.  Please feel free to bring some snacks to share!

Music by Lindsey Wilson.


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