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NYC EVENTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2021 
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  John Pazmino 
 NYSkies Astronomy In+c 
 nyskies@nyskies.org 

    The following astronomy activities in the commuting ring enclosing 
New York City are operated by various organizations. A few cultural 
tems of special importance to City astronomers are also included. 
    Altho NYC Events confirms the listed items, they are subject to 
change by their sponsors. Check with their contacts. Let the sponsor 
knnow that you learned of its event thru NYC Events. 
    Frequently asked questions and explanation of NYC Events is at 
'www.nyskies.org/nyc-faq.htm'. 
    You may ask for previous NYC Events thru 'nyskies@nyskies.org' 
because only the current issue is in the website. It is replaced by 
next month's issue. 
    For events which missed NYC Events, check the NYSkies email group. 
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2020 December 15. The new 'nydkird'group started on 2020 November 10.  
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General notes 
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    'whole City' means the event has no specific or dedicated place. 
It may be enjoyed from the whole NYSkies territory or at a number of 
individual places. Celestial events are typicly 'whole City' events.  
    'all day' means the event is continuous or repeating during the 
open hours of the host facility. Facilities may have limited hours per 
day or days per week. Check with the event contacts.  
    'adv regn reqd', for 'advance registration required/requested' 
means that the event requires or requests signing up before the event. 
You must have your ticket in hand at the gate. There could be a 
deadline some days before the event, after which no more signups are 
accepted. Check with the event contact for specifics. 
    Prices cited are the 'rack rate'. You could qualify for discounts 
as may be offered by the sponsor. Besides the base price there may be 
noptional extra fees to consider. 

Current Month calendar  
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  Plain dates are in current month; 
  -, previous month; +, next month. 
  #, NYSkies Astronomy Seminar 
  Moon phase: .NM., .FQ), (FM), (LQ.  
  Sunset is noted for each Saturday  
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  Sun   Mon   Tue   Wed   Thu   Fri   Sat  sunset 
  ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---  ----------
  -29  -(30.  -31     1    +2     3#    4  19:21 
    5    .6.    7     8     9    10    11  19;11 
   12   .13)   14    15    16    17    18  18:59 
   19   (20)   21    22    23    24    25  18:48 
   26    27    28   (29    30    +1    +2  18:36 
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Index  of Events 
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 * = NASA-JPL Night Sky Network affiliate  
 date = entry in 'list of events' section 
 0' = entry in 'ongoing and continuing events' section 
 'AUT'= entry in 'skipped, autumn resumption' section 
  'SPR' = entry in 'skipped, spring resumption' secrion 
  '???' = entry in 'skipped, uncertain resumption' section, 
   '!!!' = entry in 'skipped, encumbered due to lockdowns 
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    BROOKLYN - BK / n  Floyd Bennett Field - - - !!! +  Secret Science 
Club - - - !!! 

    CONNECTICUT - CT 
 *A S of Gtr Hartford   - - !!! 
  Astro Sco of Greenwich  - !!! 
 *Astro Soc of New Haven  - !!! 
  Bowman Observatory -  - - !!! 
  Litchfield Hills AAC mtg  !!! 
  Litchfield Hills AAC lect !!! 
 *McCarthy Observatory  - - 11 
  New Pond Farm   - - - - - AUT 
  Van Vleck Obsy (ASGH)   - !!! 
  Van Vleck Obsy (WU)  - -  !!! 
  Western Conn St Uv - - -  !!! 
  Westport Astro Soc mtg  - 21 
  Westport Astro Soc starvg  1, 8, 15, 22, 29 
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  Boothe Meml Astro Soc - 203-377-9933, 
    ww w.facebook.com/Boothe-Memorial-Astronomical-Society 

    LONG ISLAND - LI 
 *Amateur Observers Soc - - !!! 
 *Amat Obsrs Soc starviewing!!! 
  Amer Instt Aero & Astro -T!!! 
  Astro Soc of Long Island  !!! 
  Brookhaven National Lab - !!! 
  Custer Institute  - - - -  4, 11, 18, 25 
  Hmaptons Observatory  - - !!! 
  Hoftra univ Obsy  - - - - AUT 
  SUNY Stony Brook - -  - - !!! 
 *Susan Rose Observatory  -  4, 11, 18, 25 

   MANHATTAN - MH 
 *Amat Astro Assn starvwg - !!! 
 *Amat Astro Assn lecture - AUT 
  Amer Instt Archaeology  - !!! 
  Ctr for Armosph Ocean Sci !!! 
  Ctr for Science & Society !!! 
  Central Pk (Great Lawn) - !!! 
 *Columbia Univ Astro   - - !!! 
  'Curtain up' festival - - 17-19 
  Earth Institute - - - - - AUT 
  Gvvernors Island  - - - -  1-Oct 31 
  Hayden Plm 'Frontiers'  - !!! 
  Hayden Plm 'Live!' -  - - !!! 
  Instt Stud Ancnt World  - !!! 
  Intrepid Museum  - - - -- !!! 
 *Inwood Astronomy Project  !!! 
  Jupiter Joe's Astronomy - !!! 
  Labor Day - - - - - - - -  6 
  Milky Way fall season - -  1-Nov 30 
  Natl Musm of Mathematics   1 
  NYC-H2O - - - - - - - - - !!! 
  New York Map Society  - - A!!! 
  NYU Astrop & Relatvty - - !!! 
  nova Cassiopeiae 2021 -    1-indef 
 *NYSkies Astronomy Seminar !!! 
  'Nver forget' walk  - - -  1-Sep 11 
  Observer's Handbook offer  1-Nov 30 
  SciCafe' - - - - -  - - -  1 
  Simons Foundation - - - - !!! 
  Times Square Wheel  - - -  1-12 
 *Top of the Laawn  - - - - !!! 
  transit mask rule expires 13 
  Tribute in Light  - - - - 11 
  'Tunnel-to-Towers' run  - 26 
  Urban Park Rangers  - - - !!! 
  Zero-G airplane rid e - - 12, 13, 18 
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 Ctr for Space Sci Edu - - info@nyccsse.reading org, www.+nyccsse.org,  
             212-608-6164 n 

    METRO-NORTH - NY  
  Lamont-Doherty Obsy - - - AUT 
  Mid-Hudson Astro Assn - - 10 
  Vassar Collee Obsy  - - - !! 
  Ward Pound Ridge  - - - -  4 
  Westchester Amat Astro  - !!! 

    NEW JERSEY - NJ  
  A A A of Princeton  - - - !!! 
 *Amat Astro Inc meeting  - !!! 
  *Amat Astro Inc lecture - !!! 
  A S of Toms Rv Area - - - !!! 
  Morris Musm Astro Soc - - !!! 
  'Never forget' festival -  5 
  New Jersey Astro Assn - -  4, 11, 18, 25 
  No Jersey Astro Gp mtg  - !!! 
  No Jersey Astro Gp starvg !!! 
  Peyton Observatory  - - - !!! 
  Plasma pPhysics Lab - - - !!! 
  Rutgers Univ Astro Collqm !!! 
  Rutgers Univ Astro Semnr  !!! 
 *S*T*A*R - - - - - - - - - !!! 
  Schommer Observatory  - - !!! 
 *Sheep Hill Astro Assn - - !!! 
 *Utd Astro Clubs of NJ - -  4, 11, 18, 25 
 Washington Xing St Pk  - - !!! 
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  Dark Sky Observers - www.users.nac.net/gburke/club  
  Montclair Telescope Club - 973-948-5284,,    
        users.erols.com/njastro/orgs/mtc.htm 
  NW Jersey Amat Astro - www.nwjaa.org, info@nwjaa.org 
  Passaic Co Astro Assn - www.users.nac.net/gburke/PCAA, 973-523-0024 
 *Raritan Vy Co Coll Plm  - www2.raritanval.edu/planetarium  
   Skyland Stargazers  -  skylandstargazers.tripod.com 

    QUEENS - QN  
  York College Observatory - !!! 

    REST OF WORLD 
 
    STATEN ISLAND - SI 
  Coll of SI Obsy - - - - - !!! 
  Staten Is Community TV  - !!! 

    THE BRONX - BX 

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Ongoing and continuing events 
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List of events 
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 # Events with dates are on-site events, with revisedlockdown    # 
 # restrictions for attendees. Have in hand your facial mask and # 
 # follow all procedures at the event. Inquire at each event's   # 
 # contact for specific instructions. Mind well that local lock- # 
 # down authorities may intervene on site against violators.     # 
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Wed  1 Sep 
    all day - whole City - MH - 'Never forget' walk 
        Thru Sep 11. T2T Foundtn CEO Frank Siller walks ~865km from 
        Pentagon, to Shanksville, to Ground Zero in 42 days honoring 
        victims of WTC attacks of 2001 Sep 11. Waypoints along route 
        in September with tentative celebrations for Siller: 
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        Sep  4 - Easton PA 
        Sep  5 - Morristown NJ 
        Sep 10 - Staten Island sI 
        Sep 11 - Brooklyn BK 
        Sep 11 - Ground Zero MH 
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        Final reach is Battery tunnel, Lower Manhattan, Ground Zero. 
        www.t2t.org, local news sources 
    all day - whole City - MH - nova 2021 (V1405) Cassiopwiae 
        Nova Cassiopeiae 2021, official name V1405, showed erratic 
        activity since discovery, but still in binocular range thru 
       late Aug 2021. It spiked to 5th magn in late July then fell 
back 
        to 7th. By late Aug nova slowly climbed to 6th magn.. RA 23h 
        24m 47.73s, Decl +61d 11m 14.8s (2000). From alp Cas to bet 
        Cas, then one length beyond, 2d S of M52. Cas is high NE in 
        August midnight hours. www.aavso.org 
    all day - Governors Island - MH - cultural shows 
        Thru 31 Oct. Island is open every day 10h-18h weekdays, 10h-
        19h weekends. Walk and tour thru former military base and new 
        urban park. Shows vary each day or visit by foot or bike. 
        Ferries run every 40 min from   Battery Marine Terml, MH. On 
        weekdays also  from Pier 6, BK; and Atlantic Basin, BK. Island 
        is free but ferry fare is $3 RT. Adv regn reqd, no walk-in 
        tkts.www.nps.gov/gois, www.govisland.com 
    all day - whole City - MH - Observer's Handbook offer 
        The NYSkies offer for the Observer's Handbook  for 2022 is 
        called off. Lockdown conditions closed or impeded the 
        services and facilities we need to give astronomers the deep 
        discount for this vital book. There being no other nationwide 
        discount OH offer, astronomers may have to obtain a copy at 
        list price, plus shipping, some $45. www.nyskies.org/oh.htm, 
        www.nyskies.org/ohclub.htm 
    all-day - Times Square - MH - Times Square Wheel 
        Thru 12 Sep. Broadway, 47-48 St (Duffy Sq). Ferris wheel, 33m 
        tall, wide view of Times Sq. Ride is ~11 min, 2 turns of 
        wheel. Timed tkt, $20-35, at-door or online. 
        www.timessquarewheel.nyc 
     16:00 - Natl Musm of Mathematics - MH - science show 
       Also 19:00. 'Mathematical Encounters'. Free, adv regn 
         reqd. 212-542-0566, www.momath.org, info@momath.org 
    19:00 - Amer Musm Natl Hist - MH - SciCafe' show 
        Hall of Ocean Life or Hall of planet Earth. Music, drinks, 
         chat with Museum scientists. Free, be 21 or be gone. GI photo 
        ID reqd. 212-769-5100, www.amnh.org/programs 
    20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing 
        Westport Astro Soc. Rolnick Obsy.  Free. Cancelled for clouds. 
        www.was-ct.org, 203-227-0925 
    21:00 - whole City - MH - autumn Milky Way season 
        Thru Nov 30. Fall season for sighting Milky Way from within 
        NYC. Requires dark clear sky and thoro knowledge of normal 
        luminous graffiti in sky. Milky Way is in high west sky at 
        at nightfall. www.nyskies.org/articles/pazmino/milky-ny.htm 

Sat  4 sep 
   14:000 - Voorhees St Pk - NJ - clearsky sunviewing 
        NJ Astro Assn. NJAA-HQ, Robinson Obsy. Iall-outdoor viewining 
        of Sun, no indoor aciviry. Free, cancelled for clouds.. 
        www.njaa.org, 908-368-8500 
    20:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting 
        Custer Instt. Indoor program, clearsky starviewing. $5-$15. 
        Varies with program. www.custerobservatory.org, 
        president@custerobservatory.org, 631-765-2626  
    20:00 - Ward Pound Ridge - NY - clearsky starviewing 
        Westchester Amat Astro. Meadows Picnic Area. Free. Cancelled 
        for clouds. waa-president@westchesterastronomers.org 
        www.westchesterastronomers.org, 
    20:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing  
        Amat Obsrs Soc. capus of Custer Institt. Sessions concurrent 
        with Custer's own events. Free, cancelled for clouds. 
        www.aosny.org, suerose@optonline.net             
    20:00 - Jenny Jump St Forest - NJ - Utd A C of NJ mtg 
        UACNJ Obsy. Indoor talk, clearsky starviewing. Free. 
        www.uacnj.org 

Sun  5 Sep 
    all day - Morristown - NJ - 'Never forget' festival 
   .    Parade thru town with Frank Siller as he continues 'Never 
        forget' walk. Evening BBQ for all visitors  in 
        Morristown Mall parking lot. Free. www.t2t.org 

Mon  6 Sep 
    all day - whole City - MH - Labor Day 
        Please check with event contact for session falling on this 
        day by rule or outdated schedule 

Wed  8 Sep 
    20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Sep 1 

Fri 10 Sep 
     21:00- Lk Taghkanic St Pk - NY - clearsky starviewing 
        Mid-Hudson Astro Assn. West Beach parking lot. Free,  ,        
        cancelled for clouds. Adv regn reqd with vehicle make, 
        model, plate number for park security. `       
         www.mhaa.nidhudsonastro.org 

Sat 11 Sep 
    19:30 - whole City - MH - Tribute in Light memorial 
        World Trade Center. Two parallel blue beams shine dusk to 
        dawn to honor victims of 2001 World Trade Center collapse. 
        Beams approximate floor plan of Twin Towers and can reach 
        tens of kilometers high. Geometry determines height of beam 
        top as observed from all over NYSkies. Details in local news 
        media. www.nyskies.org/articles/pazmino/trib-lt.htm 
   14:000 - Voorhees St Pk - NJ - clearsky sunviewing - see Sep 4 
    20:00 - New Milford - CT - astronomy lecture  
        McCarthy Obsy, New Miford HS. Indoor lecture, clearsky  
        starviewing. Free. www.mccarthyobservatory.org, 860-354-1595, 
        mccarthyobservatory@gmail.com 
    20:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - see Sep 4/ 
    20:00 - Jenny Jump St Forest - NJ - Utd A C of NJ mtg - Ssee Sep 4 
    20:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing - see Sep 4 

Sun 12 Sep 
    08:00 -th St heliport - MH - Zero-G airplane ride 
        HOURS VARY FOR EACH DAY; INQUIRE AT CONTACT 
        Experience low-g and zero-g in empty padded airliner. Plane 
        does 15 parabolic arcs in 5-hr ride. Ground instruction, then 
        board plane. $7,500/person adv regn reqd. Optional, extra fee, 
        helicopter transport to airport. www.gozwrog.com 
   
Mon 13 Sep 
    00:01 - whole City - MH- Fedral transit mask rule expires 
        Federal requirement for wearing face masks on public transport 
        expires. Unless  ridders no longer must wear masks while on 
        transport vehicles an d property. Transport operator or local 
        authority may set up own rules then after. 
    08:00 - 34th St heliport- MH - Zero-G airplane ride - see Sep 12 

Wed 15 Sep 
    20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Sep 1 

fri 17 Sep 
    12:00 - Times Sq-Duffy Sq -  MH - 'Curtain up' festival 
     The Sun 19 Sep.  Times Sq Alliance &a.  Cast, producers, authors 
     Broadway shows perform in people plazas and traffic islands. 
        celebrating return of Broadway theaters after coronavirus. 
One-
        acts, dance, music, food svc. Free. www.t2conline.com 

Sat 18 Sep 
    08:00 - 34th St heliport- MH - Zero-G airplane ride - see Sep 12 
   14:000 - Voorhees St Pk - NJ - clearsky sunviewing - see Sep 4 
    20:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - see Sep 4/ 
    20:00 - Jenny Jump St Forest - NJ - Utd A C of NJ mtg - Ssee Sep 4 
    20:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing - see Sep 4 

Tue 21 Sep 
    20:00 - Westport - CT - Westport Astro Soc meeting 
        Rolnick Obsy. Free. www.was-ct.org, 203-227-0925 

Wed 22 Sep 
    20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Sep 1 

Sat 25 Sep 
   14:000 - Voorhees St Pk - NJ - clearsky sunviewing - see Sep 4 
    20:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - see Sep 4/ 
    20:00 - Jenny Jump St Forest - NJ - Utd A C of NJ mtg - Ssee Sep 4 
    20:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing - see Sep 4 

Sun 26 sep 
    09:00 - Battery Tunnel  to Ground Zero - BK - Tunnel-to-Towers run 
    Tunnel-to-Towers Foundtn. Bklyn portal of Battery tunnel thru 
Lower 
        Manhattan to Ground Zero. Honoring Steve Siller's r's run to 
        WTC and death in its collapse on 2001 Sep 11. ~10,000 first 
        responders retrace Siller's 5km route. View from along route, 
         except inside tunnel. Free. www.t2t.org 

Wed 29 Sep 
    20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Sep 1 


 Events Skipped This Month 
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  EVENT MAY RESUME AT DIFFERENT PLACE OR HOUR; INQUIRE AT CONTACT 
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  [AUT] AUTUMN RESUMPTION OF ACTIVITY 
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    18:00 - Earth Institute - MH - science lecture 
        Columbnia Univ, Lerner Hall, Arledge Audm.. 'Sea level rise: 
        Causes, impacts and options for solutions'. Free, adv regn 
        reqd. ei.columbia.edu 
    18:00 - Palisades - NY - science lecture 
        Lamont-Doherty Earth Obsy, Monell audm. 'Climate, carbon ```      
`       dioxide, and sea level: Past is prologue'. Free, 
         845-365-8634, www.ldeo.columbia.edu, 845-365-8988 
     18:15 - Amer Musm Natl Hist - MH - Amat Astro Assn lecture 
         Kaufmann Theater. Free, no musm adm fee. 718-522-5014, 
         president@aaa.org, www.aaa.org 
    20:30 - West Reading - CT - astronomy lecture 
        New Pond Farm, obseratory. Indoor lecture, clearsky 
        starviewing. $8, adv regn reqd. www.newpondfarm.org, 
         203-938-2117 
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 [!!!] ENCOMBERED DUE TO LOCKDOWNS; UNCERTAIN RESUMPTION 
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    all day - whole City - MH - clearsky starviewing  
        VARIOUS PLACES, DATES, HOURS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT  
        Amat Astro Assn. Sessions convene in parks usually at dusk. 
        Occasional daytime sunviewing. Free. Cancelled for clouds. 
          president@aaa.org, 718-522-5014, www.aaa.org  
    all day - whole City - MH - cultural tour 
        VARIOUS LOCATIONS AND TIMES; INQUIRE AT CONTACT 
        NYC-H2O. Walk, bike, ride thru history and culture of NYC 
        muwater system facilities and natural waterways in and near 
        the City.  Events are pay orfree, adn regn reqd. Bike tours 
        need own bike. www.nych2o.org, 
        matt@nych2o.org 
     all day - whole island - LI - clearsky starviewing  
        VARIOUS PLACES, DATES, HOURS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT  
        Amat Obsrs Soc. Sessions convene in parks usually at dusk. 
        Occasional daytime sunviewing. Free. Cancelled for clouds. 
         www.aosny.org, suerose@optonline.net 
    all day - whole City - MH - clearsky starviewing  
        VARIOUS PLACES, DATES, HOURS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT  
        Jupiter Joe's Sidewalk Astronomy. Sessions convene in parks 
        usually at dusk. Occasional daytime sunviewing. Free. `       
        Cancelled for clouds.  www.jupiterjoesastronomy.org, 
        jupiyerjoesastronomy@gmail.com 
    all day - whole City - MH - cultural tours & lectures 
        VARIOUS PLACES, DATES, HOURS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT  
        Urban Park Rangers. Tours of parks, landmarks, nabes, hoods. 
        Lectures on history and culture of NYC. Program varies each 
        month. Free. www.nyc.gov/parks  
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    10:00 - Princeton - NJ - science tour 
        Plasma Physics Lab. Walk thru history and culture of fproject 
        to capture energy from controled hydrogen fusion. Free, adv 
        regn reqd. Have GI photo ID for campus security. 
        www.pppl.gov/events 
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    10:30 - Piscataway - NJ - astronomy lecture 
         Colloquium series. Rutgers Univ, Busch Campus, Astro & Phys 
        Lecture Hall. Free. www.physics.rutgers.edu/colloquium, 
        732-445-3974 
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    13;15 - Unionsale - LI - Amat Obsrs Soc meeting 
        Hofstra Univ, Berliner Hall. free. www.aosny.org, 
        suerose@optonline.net 
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    13:30 - Piscataway - NJ - astronomy lecture 
        Seminar series. Rutgers Univ, Serin W330. Free. 732-445-3974, 
        www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/seminar 
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    14:00 - Avenues HQ - MH - New York Map Society lecture 
        11 E 26 St, 17th floor. Various topics about map making, 
        cartography, geography.  Free, adv regn reqd. Have GI photo ID 
        for caampus security. www.newyorkmapsociety.org, 
         mapsocietyny@gmail.com 
      14:00 - New York University - MH - astronomy lecture 
        726 Broadway, Rm 940. Various topics in astrophys and 
        relativity. Free. Have GI photo ID for campus security. 
        physics.nyu.edu/events.htm 
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    15:30 - Upton - LI - Summer Sundays science show 
        Brookhaven Natl Lab. Small seminar room. 'What is the Higgs 
        boson hiding?'. Free, have GI photo ID for campussecurity. 
        631- 344-2651, www.bnl.gov/evnts 
    15:30 - Greenwich - CT - Astro Soc of Greenwich meeting 
        Greenwich Audubon Ctr. Free with musm adm. 
        rickbria@optonline.net, 203-415-6762, astrogreenwich.org 

    15:30 - Courant Institute - MH - science lecture 
        Ctr for Atmosp & Ocean Studies. Weaver Hall, 251 Mercer 
        St. Various topics in geophysics and earth science. Free. 
        caos.cims.nyu.edu, shafer@cims.nyu.edu 
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    16:15 - Simons Foundation - MH - scinece lecture 
         160 5 Av & 21 St. 'Physics in real and counterfactual 
        universes''s moon titan '. Buffet smacks 16:15, lecture 17:00. 
        Free, adv regn reqd. 646-654-0066, 
        ww.simonsfoundation.org 
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    17:30 - Intrepid Museum - MH - Free Friday show 
        Pier 86 and ship. Exhibits, demos, talks. Clearsky movies 
        and starviewing. Free. www.intrepidmuseum.org 
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    18:00 - East Meadow - LI -  Amer Instt Aero & Astro lecture 
        Borlli's Restaurant, 1580 Hempstead Tk. Various topics in 
        aeronautics and astronautics.  'The road to space, the next 
        thousand years'. $40, incl dinner, adv regn reqd. 
         516-458-8593, davidparis@twc.com 
    18:00 - Inst Stud Anc World - MH - cultural lecruee 
        15 E 84 St, 5/Madison Av. Various topics on history and 
        culture of ancient societies. Free, adv regn reqd. 
        isaw..nyu.edu, isaw@nyu.edu, 212-992-7800  
    18:00 - Amagansett - LI - astronomy lecture 
        amptons Obsy. Amagansett Library. Indoor talk, clearsky 
        sunviewing. Free. www.montaukobservatory.com 
    18:00 - Columbia University- MH - Ctr for Sci and Soc lecture 
        Fauerweather Hsll, Rm 513. 'The triumph of scientific 
        imagination, 1760-1900'. Free, 
        adv regn reqd. 212-854-7211, scienceandsociety.columbia.edu 
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    18:30 - Hunter College - MH - Amer Instt Archaeolgy lecture 
        Hemmerdinger Screening Room. Various topics on archaeology and 
        anthropology. Free, adv regn reqd. GI photo ID required for 
        campus security. www.aia-nysociety.org, 
        info@aia-nysociety.org  
    18:30 - CUNY Graduate Center - MH -'GC presents' lecture 
        365 5 Av & 34 St. 'Climate change:The effects on coastal 
        environments''. Free, adv regn reqd. 212-817-7000, 
         www.gc.cuny.edu/publicprograms 
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     19:00 - Toms River - NJ - Astro Soc of Toms Rv Area meeting 
        Ocean Co Coll, Novins Planetarium. Free. 
        www.astra-nj.org, 732-255-0343, webmaster@astra-nj.org 
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    19:00 - Hayden Planetarium - MH - 
        'Frontiers' lecture 
         Kayfnamm Thtr. Enter at 81 St/Cntl Pk W. $15, adv regn reqd. 
         212-769-5100, www.amnh.org/programs  
    19:00 - Hayden Planetarium - MH - 'Astronomy live!' lecture 
       Live narrated planetarium show. Enter at 81 St/Cntl Pk W. 
        $15, adv regn reqd. 212-769-5100, www.amnh.org/programs  
    19:00 - New Haven - CT - Astro Soc of New Haven meetinG 
        Yale Univ, Leitner Family Obsy. Indoor talk, clearsky 
        starviewing. Free. www.asnh.org, prez@asnh.org 
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    19:30 - Princeton - NJ - Amat Astro Assn of Princeton meeting 
            Princeton U, Peyton Hall. Free. 
www.princetonastronomy.org, 
        609-737-2575, info@princetonastronomy.org 
   19:30 - Boonton - NJ - Sheep Hill Astro Assn meeting  
        Boonton Senior Ctr. Free. www.sheephillastro.org, 
        contacts@sheephillastro.org, wwestura@optonline.net 
    19:30 - Pleasantville - NY - Westchester Amat Astro meeting 
        Pace Univ, Lienhard Hall, Free. 
        www.westchesterastronomers.org, 
        waa-president@westchesterastronomers.org 
    19:30 - Stony Brook - LI - astronomy lecture                     
        SUNY Stony Brook, Earth & Spc Sci Hall. Indoor lecture, 
        clearsky starviewing. Free. www.ess.sunysb.edu/astro, 
        631-632-8100, slutterbie@notes.cc.sunysb.edu 
    19:30 - Morristown - NJ - Morris Museum Astro Soc meeting  
        Morris Museum. Free. 973-386-1848, 973-386-1848,, 
        www.morrismuseum.org/astro-society, info@morrismusem.org, 
        ckkrish@gmail.com, www.mmastrosociety.org 
    19:30 - Staten Is Community TV - SI - science show 
        100 Cable Way, Mariners Hr SI. 'Geology forum' Live audience, 
        seating at 19:30, on air at 20:00. Free. www.sictv.org, 
        718-727-1414 
      19:30 - Torrington - CT - Litchfield Hills Amat Astro Club mtg 
        Central Congregational Church. Free. lhastro.org, 
        lhastro@gmail.com 
   19:30 - New Brittain - CT - Astro Soc of Gtr . meeting 
        Central CT St Univ, Copernicus Plm. Free. www.asgh.org, 
        860-872-9069, pparkerrs@cs.com 
    19:30 - Pleasantville - NY - Westchester Amat Astro meeting  
        Pace Univ, Wilcox Hall, Free.    
        www.westchesterastronomers.org, 
        waa-president@westchesterastronomers.org 
    19:30 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc meeting 
        Union Co Coll, Sperry Obsy. Indoor talk, clearsky  
        starviewing. Free. www.asterism.org 
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    20:00 - Inwood Hill Park - MH cleasky starviewing 
        OCCASIONAL EXTRA SESSIONS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT  
        Inwood Astronomy Project. Meet at park entrance, Seaman Av 
        & Isham St. Free. Cancelled for clouds. 917-529-2359 
         www.inwoodastronomy.org, jasonskendall@gmail.com 
     20:00 - Uniondale - LI - clearsky starviewing 
        Hofstra University,Berliner Bdg, Rm 117. Free, 
        adv regn reqd. Cancelled for clouds. 516-463-2759, 
        www.hofstra.edu/Academics, observatory@hofstra.edu 
    20:00 - Princeton - NJ - clearsky starviewing 
        Princeton Univ, Peyton Hall. Free. Cancelled for clouds 
        www.astro.princeton.edu/observatory/publicobserving.php, 
        jeg@astro.princeton.edu, lee@astro.princeton.edu 
    20:00 - Upper Montclair - NJ - clearsky starviewing 
         No Jersey Astro Gp meeting. Montclair St Univ, Richardson 
        Hall Free, cancelled for clouds. njastro.org, 973-655-7266 
    20:00 - Upper Montclair - NJ - No Jersey Astro Gp meeting 
        Montclair St Univ, Richardson Hall, Room 232. Free. 
        njastro.org, 973-655-7266 
    20:00 - Middletown - CT - clearsky starviewing 
        Astro Soc of Gtr Hartford, Wesleyan U, Van Vleck Obsy. Free. 
        cancelled for clouds. www.asgh.org, 860-872-9069, 
        pparkerrs@cs.com 
    20:00 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting 
        Vanderbilt Plm. Free. asliastronomy@yahoo.com, 
        www.asliclub.org 
    20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing 
        PLUS OCCASIONAL EXTRA SESSIONS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT  
        Top of the Lawn. North path of Great Lawn. Free. Cancelled for 
        clouds. tags_p@yahoo.com, www.nyskies.org, nyskies@nyskies.org 
    20:00 - Danbury - CT - astronomy lecture 
        Westn Conn St Uv, Obsy/Plm. Indoor planetarium show, 
        clearsky starviewing. Free. www.wcsu.edu/starwatch, 
       203-837-8671, dawsond@wcsu.edu 
   20:30 - Coll of Staten Is - SI - clearsky starviewing 
        Astrophys Obsy. Free, cancelled for clouds. 718-982-2818, 
        csivc.csi.cuny.edu/supernove7/files/home.html, 
        robbins@mail.csi.cuny.edu, 
    20:00 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc lecture 
         Union Co Coll, Smith Audm. Indoor talk, clearsky 
       starviewing. Free. www.asterism.org 
     20:00 - Lincroft - NJ - S*T*A*R meeting 
        Brookdale Commty Coll, Mommouth Museum. Free. 
        www.starastronomy.org, s-walters@comcast.net York College - QN 
    20:00 - Middletown - CT - clearsky starviewing 
        MEETS ONLY DURING CLASSES; INQUIRE AT CONTACT 
        Wesleyan U, Van Vleck Obsy. Free, cancelled for clouds. 
        860-685-3664, www.wesleyan.edu/astro/events 
    20;00 - York College - QN - astronomy lecture . 
        Core Academic Bdg, Rm AC-2E01. Indoor lecture, clearsky 
        starviewing. Free, adv regn reqd. 718-262-2082,  
        www.york.cuny.edu/centers-institutes/observatory, 
   19:00 - Columbia University - MH - astronomy lecture 
          Pupin Hall, signs to lecture room. Indoor lecture, clearsky 
         starviewing. Free. outreach-admin@astro.columbia.edu, 
         www.astro.columbia.edu/outreach, 212-854-3278 
    20:00 - Bell House - BK - Secret Science Club meeting  
        OCCASIONAL SESSIONS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT 
        149 7 St, 2/3 Av. Lecture and music on various science  
        topics. Free. secretscienceclub.blogspot.com, 718-638-4400, 
    20;00 - Wash'n X'ing - NJ - clearsky starviewing 
        Amat Astro Assn of Princeton. Simpson Obsy. Free, cancelled 
       for clouds. www.princetonastronomy.org, 609-737-2575, 
       info@princetonastronomy.org 
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    20:30 - Piscataway - NJ - clearsky starviewng 
        Rutgers Univ,`Schommer Obsy. Free. Cancelled for clouds.  
        732-205-0020, www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/ast-serin.html  
        pryor@physics.rutgers.edu    
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    21:00 - Greenwich - CT - clearsky starviewing 
        Astro Soc of Greenwich. Curtis Elem Schl, Bowman Obsy. Free. 
        Cancelled for clouds. rickbria@optonline.net, 203-415-6762. 
        astrogreenwich.org 
    21:00 - Poughkeepsie - NY - clearsky starviewing 
        MEETS ONLY DURING CLASSES; INQUIRE AT CONTACT 
        Vassar College, Observatory. Free. Cancelled for clouds. 
        physicsandastronomy.vassar.edu/observatory.html, 
        845-437-7340 
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General news
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    This September 2021 NYC Events dramaticly shows the fallout from 
continuing -- or renewed --- lockdown thruout NYSkies. From June-July, 
when it did look like all is done with  lockdown and we can start 
living life again, many towns in our region are letting old 
restriction persist or putting up new ones. t   The two most common 
rules are vax-only entry into premises and masks within premises 
regardless of vax status. Nonvaxeds or unmaskeds are turned away. 
    A spinoff is that premises ae limited entry to only those 
associated with them, not allowing the public to enter. This is 
causing clubs availing of such premises to be closed out and public 
events run by the premises to be discontinued. 
    Astronomy centers during summer 2021 were in dialog with their 
host premises, usually a school or community house, with reasonable 
expectation of beginning their autumn activities. These events were 
tagged 'AUT' in the August 2021 NYC Events. During August just about 
ALL of these vents were kaboshed when the host stayed under existing 
lockdown rules or fell under new ones. These evens are returned to the 
'!!!' section. 
    A couple 'AUT' events remain because they normally resume in 
October. If they fall in October, I'll move them to the '!!!' section. 
In some cases the situation is indeterminate. The web is empty or 
holds ediurnate material. I fear that these events may be discontinued 
or simply abandoned.
     One exception to the 'AUT;->'!!!' fate is NJ Astro Assn. It now 
has Saturday  afternoon sunviewing at its observatory. See Sep Scopes 
ae set up on the ground outdoors with no activity inside the building. 
    This issue has several cultural events bucking the lockdown 
sundrome. Some relate to the 20th anniversary of the2001 attacks on 
the World Trade Center 
    
City news
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    The NY Auto show on aug 4 called off its 2021 event! show was set 
for aug 20-29 at Javits Center. show leaders said they feared the 
Delta strain of coronavirus that came into the news during July. No 
alternative date, next possible date in in 2022. 
    On aug 2 NYC Mayor deBlasio ordered mask-wearing for all indoor 
dining, gyms, entertainments. Both vaxed and nonvaxed persons. 
    NYS Gov Cuomo on aug 10 resigned his office under threat of state 
impeachment and possible civil/criminal charges. lt gov Hochul 
finished his term. ending in Dec 2022; Hochul on Aug 12 said she'll 
run for her own term in Nov 2022. 
    Luna Park, Coney Island BK, on August 2 changed to charging 
admission to its grounds. It was free admission with individual 
tickets for attractions,sold at several booths. 718-373-5862, 
www.LunaParkNYC.com, info@LunaParkNYC.com. New scheme: 
 -----------------------------------------------
    all tickets are timed-entry for 4-hour visit 
    Extraordinary Tkt - >= 1.2m person ht - all rides - $55 
    Extraordinary Tkt - < 1.2m person ht - all rides - $35 
    Spectator ticket  - no ht limit - NO rides - $10 
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    I put a flock of new files into the web at 
    ------------------------------------------------
    www.nyskies.org/articles/pazmino/18-centy.htm 
        added entry for schroeter effect in 1793 
    www.nyskies.org/articles/pazmino/4th-magn.htm 
        updated header data, else unchanged 
    www.nyskies.org/articles/pazmino/so-dark.htm 
        recovered; mitigating  light pollution on Manhattan 
    www.nyskies.org/articles/pazmino/piechart.pdf 
        recovered; new method for plotting pie charts
    www.nyskies.org/articles/pazmino/sinc-rmu.pdf 
        recovered; Sinclair emulator for IBM computer 
    www.nyskies.org/articles/pazmino/twinpara.pdf 
        recovered; comparing age on Earth and space travel 
    www.nyskies.org/articles/pazmino/sinc-web.pdf 
        recovered: Internet resources for Sinclair computer
    www.nyskies.org/articles/pazmino/a2stars.htm
        recovered: astronomy service in New York City
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    US FDA on aug 23 gave full approval to Pfizer's coronavirus 
vaccine. Until now it was allowed for emergency use. Soonest the 
approval was announced a nationwide rush by businesses and premises to 
now require occupants, workers, visitors to pesent proof of 
vaccination for entry. 
    On aug 19 NYC Mayor deBlasio called the annual West Indian 
carnival out of fear of new virus outbreak It is staged in Eastern Py, 
Crown Hts BK, over a 4km route in Labor Day weekend. Carnival normally 
attracts ~2 million fans. Carnival was called off in 2020  duing the 
coronavirus pademic. 
 
    Our Hamlet-on-Hudson swelled since 2010 to -- YIKES! -- 8.8 
million residents. US Census Buro released on 12 August data from 2020 
enumeration by total and boro. Summary here, with figures from prior 
Census data 
 --------------------------
 Buro       1990        2000        2010      2020 
 ----       ----        ----       ----       ----
 Bronx      1,203,789   1,332,650  1,385,108  1,472,654 
 Brooklyn   2,300,664   2,465,326  2,504,700  2,736,074 
 Manhattan  1,487,536   1,537,195  1,585,873  1,694,251 
 Queens     1,951,598   2,229,379  2,230,722  2,405,464 
 Staten Is    378,977     443,728    468,730    495,747 
 all NYC    7,322,564   8,008,278  8,175,133  8,804,190 
 ------------------------------------------------------
 Growth came from higher participation in the Census as well as net  
 populaton influx. 
    US Census Buro issued on Aug 12 data from 2020 enumeration, 
ranking nine largest towns, after the City: 
  -----------------------------------
    City/town  pop; chg from 2010 
    ----------  ------------------
    New York    8,804,190; 7.7% 
    Los Angeles 3,898,747; 2.8% 
    Chicago     2,746,388; 1.9% -- dead heat tie with Brooklyn 
    Houston     2,304,580; 9.8% 
     Phoenix    1,608,139; 11.2% 
    Philadelphia1,603,797; 5.1% 
    San Antonio 1,434,625; 8.1% 
    San Diego   1,386,932; 6.1% 
    Dallas      1,304,379; 8.9% 
    San Jose'  .1,013,240; 7.1% 
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Sky news
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    August 2021 was a poor observing month with only a couple clear 
nights. Most nights were cloudy or rainy. Many days had temps  32C or 
above C, with high humidity. A couple days were 'dusty' from blowing 
smoke pouted out by California forest fires.  
    The Perseids over Aug 10-13 in NYSkies were rained or clouded out. 
In some places the sky cleared after a rain but was hazy or moist with 
transp of 2nd magn. This thoroly masked most Perseid meteors. 
    Generally cloudy or hazy skies in NYSkies ruined observation of 
the Saturn 'Ring flash' effect. This occurs around opposition, Aug 2, 
when shades and shadows of ring particles are hidden.  Rings reflect 
the most light to us. 
    Hurricane Henri (henn-REE) bruised NYSkies on Aug 20-23 with dense 
rain. Ground was already soaked thru from prior heavy rains, causing 
Henri's water to run off into widespread flooding. Bulk of damage came 
from flood, with only modest amount from wind. Peak of storm in NYC 
was 20tg evening thru night of 22.  Henri landed in Westerly RI at 
~12:15 on 22nd, then moved north into eastern New England. Storm 
forced cancellation of most outdoor events, sometimes on short notice. 
    Hurricane Henri (henn-REE) kabooshed Homecoming concert in Central 
park on aug 21. show started at 17H under rain threat, then all clouds 
busted opened at 19h to scatter everyone to shelter. 
    At Jones Bh on Aug 21 the Never Forget concert played under 
several brief downpours from hurricane Hwnri (henn-REE), yet stayed on 
schedule.  
    Rare 'sun thunder' boo,ed over NYC on Aug 26 from ~14h EDST thru 
late afternoon. Sky was sunny with scattered cumulus.Thenafter clouds 
flowed over sky -- with no more thunder -- to drop normal summer rain. 
    Lightning zapped group of 7 people on Aug 12  ~17:30 EDST at 
Orchard Bh BX.  victims, with many others, were on beach to escape 
torrid humid day when thunderstorm roared over them, forcing flight 
for shelter. One lightning bolt hit sand 10m away from the 7. All were 
hospitalized and one, 13YO Carlos Ramos, died. 
    'Ring flash', or Seeliger effect, on Saturn was clouded/rained out 
in NYSkies. it was observed else where during 2021 opposition. Reader 
referred me to pictures of planet, now in the digital Seminar 'Saturn 
in 2021. Phaenomenon makes rings slightly brighter per unit angular 
area, near opposition more when away from it 
     Jupiter and Saturn are in sEPTEMBER evening sky, commanding S & 
SE. They rounded their oppositions in August and stay  with us thru 
yearend.  
    omicron Ceti (Mira) crested its maximum in mid august at 2-1/2 magn. 
It's still bright to spot during Sep. follow its decline to 9th magn 
in binoculars, then small scope.
    nova Cas was still active. It fell from a late-July outburst to 5 
magn back to 7th. Then it slowly brightened to 6th by late Aug. it's 
in high NE in  Sep late night