Hofstra University held their annual Astronomy Festival on the National Mall on June 2, 2017 at the foot of the Washington Monument and adjacent to the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. The weather was ideal for stargazing, and the lines were long but enthusiastic behind the telescopes. There were views of the Sun through solar telescopes, the Moon, and Jupiter, as well as displays of science and technology from many educational organizations. It was a fine night of stargazing, and it was heartening to see so many come out to leave aside the distractions of everyday life and enjoy a view of the heavens.
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