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Urban Starfest with the Amateur Astronomers

Saturday, November 9, 2013

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.

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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 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. 

Location

Sheep Meadow in Central Park
Manhattan
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Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

Urban Park Rangers

Contact Number

(212) 628-2345

Categories

Education, Nature, Kids, Astronomy

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Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

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As of April 27, Central Park's Bow Bridge is closed to the public for structural work and a fresh coat of paint. The work is expected to last three to four months. Removing the old paint will require wrapping the bridge in a tent-like structure to prevent debris from falling into the water. Along with repainting, the work will include replacing the wooden decking, fixing several beams on the underside of the span, and reinforcing approaches at either end.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2015

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Starting June 29, 2015, Central Park Drives north of 72nd Street will be permanently car-free. For more information, please visit on.nyc.gov/1MOAh40.

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