Bright Ideas for Stargazing in NYC

Photo courtesy of AAA.

Sick of having to squint past the street lamps and car headlights to gaze up at the sky and peacefully contemplate our world as we know it? Miss those long arguments over which constellation is which and where the little dipper is actually located (without consulting the iPhone app that can actually tell you)? Luckily, a group of star-enthusiasts of the AAA of New York (no, not AA, rather the Amateur Astronomer’s Association), have your stargazing interests in mind and offer info on the darkest stargazing spots in the city, lessons on the best binocular and telescope techniques, as well as monthly lectures at NYU to view the extraterrestrial orbit at its full luminosity.

Photo courtesy of AAA.

This year’s Urban Starfest in the Sheap Medow of Central Park took place on October 16th, but make sure to catch it next year! The event draws a potpourri of individuals of all ages, from curious kids to avid astronomers, for a night of stargazing and appreciation of what lies beyond. Join the AAA of New York for an insider’s scoop on our universe.

--- Annie

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