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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

Monday, November 11, 2019


Astronomy: Mercury Transits the Sun

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn how to use a Solar Telescope and view a rare celestial event when Mercury transits the sun for the first time since 2016.

Saturday, November 16, 2019


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.

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