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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

Friday, August 18, 2017

Aug 18

Movies Under the Stars: Hidden Figures

at Hancock Park , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Three African-American women at NASA — Katherine (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy (Octavia Spencer) & Mary (Janelle Monáe )— serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history.
Free!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Aug 26

Astronomy: The Night Sky

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

8:00 p.m.9:30 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, August 27, 2017

Aug 27

Summer on the Hudson: SunGaze

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Gaze at the central star of our solar system using special safe scopes with the Amateur Astronomers Association!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Sep 9

Urban Starfest in Central Park

at Sheep Meadow (in Central Park) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
New York City parks are the perfect places within the city to stargaze and learn more about the night sky.
Free!

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sep 24

Summer on the Hudson: SunGaze

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Gaze at the central star of our solar system using special safe scopes with the Amateur Astronomers Association!
Free!

Best For
Kids

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