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Saturday, October 26, 2013

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

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Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.  Learn about the effects of light pollution and discover the best places in NYC for amazing views of the sky.  Fall and winter are the best times to observe meteor showers, the phases of the moon, and many planets of the Milky Way. 

Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events.  Many programs feature astronomy experts and all equipments is provided.  Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.  Programs are best enjoyed on clear nights, so please call ahead if weather conditions are not clear. 


Van Cortlandt Nature Center in Van Cortlandt Park
West 246th Street and Broadway
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Urban Park Rangers

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(718) 548-0912


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