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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

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Dec 10

Astronomy: Long Nights Moon

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

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Using a reflecting telescope, the Urban Park Rangers will show you where the 6 Apollo missions that landed on the moon actually touched down.
Free!

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Dec 11

Astronomy: Mercury at Elongation

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.
Free!

Dec 11

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 in the heavens, producing up to 120 multi-colored meteors per hour at its peak, which is predicted to take place on December 14.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Dec 17

Astronomy

at North Side of the Great Lawn (in Central Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe.
Free!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Dec 18

Winter Solstice Candle Light Walk

at Van Cortlandt Golf House (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
This season, the Urban Park Rangers celebrate history, wildlife, the cosmos, and the holidays with a fun-filled, candlelight walk on the Putnam Trail.
Free!

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Dec 18

Ursids Meteor Shower

at Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park) , Staten Island

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
The Ursids Shower originate near the constellation Ursa Minor, or the Little Dipper. It is active during the period spanning December 17 to 23.
Free!

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