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Welcome to the astronomy of New York
    NYSkies is the support group for home astronomy in the New York cosmopolitan area. This is substantially the commuting ring around the City, out to about 100 kilometers from the Empire State Building, plus all of Long Island. We are incorporated in New York State as 'NYSkies Astronomy Inc', a not-for-profit organization.
    NYSkies is not a club in the usual sense, but a service and resource for other clubs and individual astronomers. We do not recruit members, altho our supporters are commonly referred to as such. We, therefore, neither collect nor solicit dues. We receive continual and generous donations, to which you are graciously welcome to add.

www.nyskies.org
    We inaugurated our website on 29 August 2007 and unveiled it on September 1st. General inquiries are received at 'nyskies@nyskies.org'. The alternate address 'nyskiesastronomy@earthlink.net' closed as at 31 October 2011. All email is handled at 'nyskies@nyskies.org'.
    Please mind  that we are at 'www.nyskies.org'. There was an other website with '.com', not '.org', that closed in October 2011. It had absolutely no relation to NYSkies Astronomy Inc. It was a private site for a person in upstate New York that had some astronomy items on it.
    The domain was put on auction in November 2011 and offered to NYSkies. NYSkies passed up the offer. Who ever resumes  business with the 'com' name has absolutely no connection with NYSkies.

NYSkies Astronomy Seminar
    The NYSkies Astronomy Seminar is a round table free-form discussion for current astronomy topics. They convene in McBurney Hall, 125 West 14th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenue, Manhattan.
    Sessions are on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month, year round. They are free and open to the public. They start at 6:30PM and wind down by 9PM.  
    There are no cancellations except by overwhelming circumstance, like a transit strike or storm evacuation.
    A fuller description is HERE.

NYSkies Yahoogroup forum
    NYSkies runs New York's free public astronomy forum. Hosted by the Yahoogroups system, it is the only open soapbox for New York astronomy.
    You may join by clicking HERE to open your email program. Just do 'send' without entering subject or text. Any that you do enter is ignored by Yahoogroups.
    You may also join thru the Yahoogroups website. If you already are in the Yahoogroups system, for other discussion fora, click HERE. In
the logon screen, enter your Yahoogroups name and password, then do 'join' to meld in the NYSkies forum. If you not be a Yahoogroups registrant, go thru the signup process as instructed by the logon screen.

twitter.com/nyskies
    NYSkies on 25 March 2009 entered the Twitter network of realtime notices. You receive thru your cellphone brief texts about last-minute events, change of plans, sudden or rapid celestial activity.
    From lack of activity, the Twitter service is dormant. Astronomers found it easier to check the Yahoogroup or the special emails.
    

NYC Events - PazMiniBits - SpaceWalk

    NYC Events is the definituve authoritative calendar of astronomy and space activities in the New York region. The current issue is HERE. The next month's issue is posted, replacing the old issue, near the end of each month. An explanation, with answers to frequently asked questions, is HERE
    PazMiniBits is the astronomy news digest for the New York region. It emphasizes items commonly missed in mainstream news channels, plus items of special importance for New York astronomers. The current issue is HERE. The next month's issue is posted, replacing the old issue, near the end of each month. An explanation, with answers to frequently asked questions, is HERE
    SpaceWalk is the spacefaring article  for the New York region. It  interprets and explains the astronomy features of the space program for New York spacefarers. 
    SpaceWalk was carried by the NYC chapter of National Space Society in its website since 2001. Beginning with the June 2010 issue it is also posted in NYSkies. The current issue is HERE. The next month's issue is posted, replacing the old issue, near the end of each month.

RASC Observer's Handbook

THE OBSERVER'S HANDBOOK OFFER FOR THE 2014 EDITION IS CLOSED AS AT 2014 JANUARY 4. THAT'S WHEN THE LAST BOOK WAS TAKEN. REQUESTS ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTED. REQUESTS NOW AFTER RECEIVE THE PUKE-PROMPTING 'SORRY!' LETTER WITH THE UNBANKED CHECK AND A CONSOLATION GIFT. THE OFFER FOR THE 2015 EDITION OPENS IN SEPTEMBER 2014.

  NYSkies once again offers the RASC Observer's Handbook at deep discount to astronomers in the US. The damage, of only $22 per copy, included pack & post to you
    By getting your request to us early, you will be the first to get the book soonest it is delivered to us by RASC. You should have the Observer's Handbook in your hand by late November. The coupon is HERE.
    If you are from an astronomy club you may consider filling your member requests thru NYSkies, as explained HERE for the current edition.

Starviewing in the City
     NYSkies offers starviewng in Central Park, Manhattan, and Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn. The Central Park series is operated by a colleague group Top of the Lawn on  clear weekend nights thruout the year. Details HERE
    The Floyd Bennett Field series is run in conjunction with the National Park Service once per month in the spring and fall. The current schedule is HERE.
    Sessions at both sites are cancelled for clouds.

GLOBE at Night and Earth Hour
    NYSkies coordinates the GLOBE at Night and Earth Hour activity in the New York City region. These events monitor the brightness of the night sky in the direction of constellation Orion on specific dates in late winter or early spring.
    Instructions and report form for the current campaign are HERE.

Astronomy services
    We facilitate and cooperate with other astronomy centers and individuals in the advancement of New York astronomy. Examples include, with links for additional details:
        Allies in Space,  CURRENT and PREVIOUS one.
       Earth Day New York. Details HERE
      
GLOBE at Night. Details HERE.
 
       Inwood Astronomy Project. Details HERE
       New York Space Society (NYC chapter of National Space Society). Details HERE
       Northeast Astronomy Forum. Details HERE
       World Science Festival. Details HERE

       NYSkies continues the spirit of the 2009 International Year of Astronomy.                                       

       NYSkies is the New York City affiliate for public astronomy outreach with Night Sky Network of NASA-JPL and ASP.

NYSkies Astronomy Inc is now a member of the NASA/JPL:

Details HERE.

Articles by NYSkies supporters. Browse, read, print them HERE

Last updated on 08-Jan-2014

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