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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

PlaygroundsEast 72nd St Playground

The East 72nd St Playground is closed for construction. It will reopen this summer. Central Park Conservancy is renovating the playground to improve its accessibility and connection to the park's landscape. Please visit the Central Park Conservancyfor more information.

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