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Explore NYC's Night Sky

Saturday, December 28, 2013

6:00 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 are 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

Fort Totten Visitor's Center in Fort Totten Park Accessible
Queens
Directions to this location

Location Details:
. Totten Road and Cross Island Parkway. Follow signs to Visitor Center

Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

Urban Park Rangers

Contact Number

(718) 352-1769

Categories

Nature, Waterfront, Astronomy

Directions to Fort Totten Park

Know Before You Go

ParkFort Totten Park

The parking lot at Little Bay Park - in front of the Fort Totten entrance is under construction. The project will include the construction of a new comfort station and expansion of the parking lot at Little Bay Park to serve users of both Little Bay Park and Fort Totten Park. The existing parking lot will be reconstructed and new planted islands (swales) will be added to improve air quality and reduce storm water run-off. The Brooklyn-Queens Greenway, which currently runs along the southern end of the park, will be relocated along the waterfront and extended into Fort Totten Park. New landscaped meadows and tree plantings will be added between the parking lot and the Cross Island service road, and a new comfort station will be added to Little Bay Park. This project will improve public access to Little Bay and Fort Totten Parks and will improve the utility and public enjoyment of the Greenway.


Anticipated Completion: Fall 2014

Fort Totten Park Weather

  • Mon
    Chance Showers
    44°F
  • Tue
    Rain Likely
    54°F
  • Wed
    Heavy Rain
    58°F
  • Mon
    Chance Showers
    55°F

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