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Astronomy

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Peer into the mysteries of the heavens with these astronomy programs at Parks! We'll help you uncover the wonders of the universe from a park near you.

Astronomy Events

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Sep 27

Stargazing at the High Line

at 14th Street Passage (in The High Line) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Head to the High Line each Tuesday night for a romantic walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars.
Free!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Oct 1

Urban Starfest

at Sheep Meadow (in Central Park) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
The Urban Park Rangers and the Amateur Astronomers Association invite you to enjoy the wonders of the universe at this annual event.
Free!

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Oct 4

Stargazing at the High Line

at 14th Street Passage (in The High Line) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Head to the High Line each Tuesday night for a romantic walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars.
Free!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Oct 11

Stargazing at the High Line

at 14th Street Passage (in The High Line) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Head to the High Line each Tuesday night for a romantic walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars.
Free!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Oct 15

Astronomy: Constellations

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Get set to hike up to the dark sections of the park away from neighborhood lights. The overlook meadow provides a great viewing location of the night sky.
Free!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Oct 16

Astronomy: The Super Moon

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events.
Free!

Oct 16

The Night Sky

at Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.
Free!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Oct 18

Stargazing at the High Line

at 14th Street Passage (in The High Line) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Head to the High Line each Tuesday night for a romantic walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars.
Free!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Oct 22

The Night Sky

at Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.
Free!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Oct 23

Astronomy: Orionids Meteor Shower

at Owl's Head Park House (in Owl's Head Park) , Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
The Orionids is an average shower, producing up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak.
Free!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Oct 25

Stargazing at the High Line

at 14th Street Passage (in The High Line) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Head to the High Line each Tuesday night for a romantic walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars.
Free!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Nov 6

Astronomy

at Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events.
Free!

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