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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

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Dec 2

Solar Astronomy

at 68th Street and Colonial Road (in Owl's Head Park)Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
There's more to the sun than just a yellow ball. See for yourself what the sun's surface and atmosphere look like—93 million miles away.
Free!

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Dec 9

Astronomy: The Night Sky

at Arthur Kill Road and Brookfield Avenue (in Brookfield Park)Staten Island

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!

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Dec13

Astronomy: The Geminids Meteor Shower

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
The shower produces up to 120 multi-colored meteors per hour at its peak! All equipment provided.
Free!

Friday, December 14, 2018

Dec14

Astronomy: The Geminids Meteor Shower

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
See one of the best meteor showers, producing up to 120 multi-colored meteors per hour at its peak. Meteors are best viewed on cloud-free nights, but this program is rain or shine.
Free!

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Dec16

The Night Sky: Comets

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

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events.
Free!

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Dec22

Astronomy

at Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)Queens 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. Many programs feature astronomy experts and all equipment is provided.
Free!

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