NYSkies OBSERVING AT FLOYD BENNETT FIELD
NYSkies meets monthly for stargazing on a Friday night at Floyd Bennett Field in Gateway National Park, Brooklyn. There is no observing in case of clouds or precipitation.
Chair: Art Kunhardt
2013 Schedule -- Friday nights, 8 PM - 10 PM
Floyd Bennett Field is located at the end of
Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn (the "end" if
coming from thr north).
Travelling by car ----------------------- Travelling south in Flatbush Avenue, make the left turn at the traffic light just before the toll plaza, and enter the Field. From the south, coming off of the bridge, make the right turn at the traffic light into the Field. Approximately 300 meters, 1,000 feet, down there is a ranger station and intersection. Make the left turn. Approximately 600 meters, 2,000 feet, further is the Community Garden. The new observing location is in the parking lot of the Garden.
Travelling by transit ----------------------------- The Q35 bus connects with the Flatbush Avenue terminal for the 2 and 5 trains. The Q35 busstop is on Avenue H at to the Target store. Take the bus to the last stop in Brooklyn, just before the toll plaza. Ask the driver to let you off at Floyd Bennett Field and to point you toward the entrance. Do not get off at the stop for the Aviation Sports Center. Its gate may be closed on the observing night and the walk to the observing site is much longer. After leaving the bus, cross Flatbush Avenue, enter the Field, and follow the directions for car above.
:Last update on 23 June 2015
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