Jason Shilling Kendall: Citizen Astronomer

William Paterson University
Amateur Astronomers Association of New York

Stargazing Resources

Stargazing sessions are supported by the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York.

The Dyckman Fields

Home of the Historic Inwood Star Fest

When we want to look at objects in the Western sky, we'll head to the West side of the Park. With horizon down to 5 degrees elevation, we can see Mercury even when it is not at opposition. (If you can find it!) The best way to get there is to take the subway to the 200/Dyckman Street stop, and walk West towards the Hudson River. When you get to the park entrance under the Henry Hudson Highway bridge, go into the park to the North until you get to the hockey rink areas. It is right by a walking bridge over the train tracks about halfway into the Park. You'll need to go by all four baseball diamonds.

William Paterson University Department of Physics American Astronomical Society Amateur Astronomers Association of New York Astronomical Society of the Pacific