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Astronomy

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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, August 1, 2015

Aug 1

Astronomy

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

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.
Free!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Aug 6

Journey to the Stars

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Gaze across the New York sky and all the wonders it holds with Amateur Astronomers Association of New York.
Free!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Aug 8

Perseid Meteor Shower

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

9:00 p.m.11:00 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!

Must See
Event

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Aug 13

Journey to the Stars

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Gaze across the New York sky and all the wonders it holds with Amateur Astronomers Association of New York.
Free!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Aug 15

The Night Sky

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

9:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Night sky programs use the naked eye to locate stars and planets.
Free!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Aug 20

Journey to the Stars

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Gaze across the New York sky and all the wonders it holds with Amateur Astronomers Association of New York.
Free!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Aug 27

Journey to the Stars

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Gaze across the New York sky and all the wonders it holds with Amateur Astronomers Association of New York.
Free!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Aug 29

Solar Observation with Amateur Astronomers Association of NY

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:30 p.m.
Amateur Astronomers Association members will be present with telescopes specially filtered to view the sun.
Free!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Sep 5

Astronomy

at Beach 116 (in Rockaway Beach) , Queens

8:00 p.m.9:30 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, September 12, 2015

Sep 12

The Night Sky

at Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park) , Staten Island

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.
Free!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Sep 19

The Night Sky: Constellation Stories

at West 173 Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, highlighting the science, history and folklore of the season's constellations.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Sep 26

Solar Observation with Amateur Astronomers Association of NY

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:30 p.m.
Amateur Astronomers Association members will be present with telescopes specially filtered to view the sun.
Free!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sep 27

Ranger's Choice: Lunar Eclipse

at Fort Totten Park , Queens

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
The full moon will put on a rare show tonight as a total lunareclipse will occur.
Free!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Oct 31

Solar Observation with Amateur Astronomers Association of NY

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:30 p.m.
Amateur Astronomers Association members will be present with telescopes specially filtered to view the sun.
Free!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Nov 28

Solar Observation with Amateur Astronomers Association of NY

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:30 p.m.
Amateur Astronomers Association members will be present with telescopes specially filtered to view the sun.
Free!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Dec 26

Solar Observation with Amateur Astronomers Association of NY

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:30 p.m.
Amateur Astronomers Association members will be present with telescopes specially filtered to view the sun.
Free!

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