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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
Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

Urban Park Rangers

Contact Number

(212) 628-2345

Categories

Education, Nature, Kids, Astronomy

Directions to Central Park

Know Before You Go

Ice Skating RinksLasker Rink (Temporarily Closed)

Lasker Rink is closed due to a refrigeration malfunction. Parks is trying to repair the rink's concrete slab and valves to identify and fix the source of the leak, in the hope of reopening the rink to the public later this season. In the meantime, the Trump Organization along with NYC Parks will work with the community and other area rinks to try to accommodate hockey and skating groups who call Lasker Rink home. Refunds will also be issued to any organizations who reserved and paid for use of the rink during the time that it will be closed.

Central Park Weather

  • Mon
    Breezy
    71°F
  • Tue
    Mostly Sunny
    57°F
  • Wed
    Rain
    41°F
  • Mon
    Partly Sunny
    42°F

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