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Astronomy

Peer into the mysteries of the heavens with these astronomy programs at Parks! We'll help you uncover the wonders of the universe from a park near you.

Astronomy Events

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sep 20

The Night Sky

at The Great Hill (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.
Free!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Sep 30

Arts, Culture & Fun: A Night Under the Stars and Planets

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center , Manhattan

7:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Ever wonder what you’re looking at when you look up at the beautiful night sky? Often, some of the brightest objects in our night sky aren’t stars at all, but planets. Come…
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Oct 4

The Night Sky

at Seaman Avenue and Isham Street Entrance (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe.
Free!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Oct 11

Astronomy: Sun Spotting

at B.86th Street & Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk) , Queens

11:00 a.m.
The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered and New York City parks are the perfect place to explore the sky. Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Oct 18

Urban Starfest in Central Park

at Sheep Meadow (in Central Park) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
The Urban Park Rangers and Amateur Astronomers Association invite you to enjoy the wonders of the universe at this annual event.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Oct 25

The Night Sky

at Pelham Bay Ranger Station (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx

6:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Nov 1

Astronomy

at Owl's Head Park House (in Owl's Head Park) , Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.
The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered and New York City parks are the perfect place to stargaze and explore the night sky. Our Urban Park Rangers will be your…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Nov 8

Night Sky: The Moon and Taurid Meteor Shower

at Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.
The Taurid Meteor Shower produces 5-10 meteors per hour. In between, we will use telescopes to explore the bright Moon.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Nov 9

Astronomy

at Pelham Bay Ranger Station (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx

6:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Nov 15

Astronomy

at Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.
Free!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Nov 22

Astronomy: New Moon

at Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.
With no moonlight to interfere, this is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Nov 29

Astronomy

at Wolfe's Pond Park House (in Wolfe's Pond Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Dec 6

Astronomy: The Full Moon

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.
The Moon will be directly opposite the Earth from the Sun and will be fully illuminated as seen from Earth.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Dec 7

Space Travel: The Next Frontiers

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Wagner College astronomy professor and NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Harold Kozak, will explore the ways humans will not only travel in outer space, but also terraform other worlds.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Dec 13

Astronomy: The Geminids Meteor Shower

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

7:00 p.m.
The Geminids is one of the best meteor showers in the heavens, producing up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Dec 14

Astronomy: The Geminids Meteor Shower

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.
The Geminids Meteor shower is one of the best in the heavens, producing up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak!
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Dec 20

Astronomy

at North Side of the Great Lawn (in Central Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Dec 27

The Night Sky

at Passarelle Ramp at David Dinkins Circle (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens

6:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe.
Free!

Best For
Kids

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