Stargazing sessions are supported by the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York.
Stargazing in an urban environment might sound crazy, and to a large extent, it is. But people live in cities, and are still interested in Astronomy. The Amateur Astronomers Association of New York goes further than any other orgazination in the USA to help curious urbanites to engage their wonder of the night sky. As a Board Member, I try to help show off the night sky right in my backyard, in wonderful Inwood Hill Park. Join me! I'm sure you'll be as crazy about it as I am.
I am a Media Contact for the Eclipse 2017. Please email me here, and I will respond as soon as I get your note.I will be in Glendo, Wyoming for the eclipse, and am trying to make myself media-ready for the event. I will be available (hopefully!) by Skype or Facetime for the event. If you email me, I'll try to set up a time to chat on the day of the event. If you want to see the sights from the Path of Totality, please let me know.
The Amateur Astronomers Association of New York will be do eclipse activities in Red Hook, Brooklyn at Pioneer Works on the 21st!
- Can I get glasses anywhere? Probably not at this point. Also, don't get them from street vendors. There are fakes that will hurt your eyes.
- How can I see it safely? Join the AAA at Pioneer Works, or at the AMNH, or go make your own pinhole projector with stuff you have in your kitchen.
- I'm with the media or a group and I need an expert to be at my function. Sorry, but you are way too late. You needed to have planned it months ago. All astronomers who really are into it, are in the path of totality.
- Dang it, I really want to drive and see totality! Best of luck, but remember that the roads will be packed and likely the state troopers of your location will be shutting down roads getting to and from the path of totality. So make sure you have a full tank of gas. If you do a crazy drive, don't sleep on people's lawns, and don't park overnight in residential areas. Be respectful of where you go.
Stargazing and Public Events
- July 8, 8-11pm, Stargazing at Pier i Cafe
- August 12, 8-11pm, Stargazing at Pier i Cafe
- July 30, 1-4pm, Solar Observing at Pier i Cafe
- August 5, 3pm, Public Lecture: The Great American Eclipse: How to See it in NYC
- August 9, 7pm, Public Lecture: Watching the Solar Eclipse in New York City
- August 13, 2pm, Public Lecture: Watching the Solar Eclipse in New York City New York City Parks, Payson Nature Center, Dyckman Street, Manhattan
- August 27, 1-4pm, Solar Observing at Pier i Cafe
- September 24, 1-4pm, Solar Observing at Pier i Cafe
- October 8, 7PM, Stargazing at the Jay Heritage Center in Rye, NY.
- October 14, 7PM, Public talk at the United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey
- Stargazing Conditions: Can We See the Stars Tonight?
- Astronomy Clubs in and near New York City
- What Telescope Should I Buy?
- Media, Publications and Interesting Tools
- Seeing the 2016 Mercury Transit
- The 2012 Venus Transit
- Seeing the Perseid Meteor Shower
- Seeing the Northern Lights
- Dark Skies are Wonderful
Stargazing Locations in Inwood Hill Park