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NYC EVENTS FOR NOVEMBER 2017 
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           John Pazmino 
 NYSkies Astronomy Inc  
 nyskies@nyskies.org  
 www.nyskies.org 

    The following astronomy activities in the commuting ring enclosing 
New York City are operated by various organizations. A few cultural  
items 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  
know 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 Yahoogroup 
forum. Join NYSkies by visiting 'www.nyskies.org/yahoo.htm' and 
picking either the email or website option.  
    All hours from November 1 thru November 4 are Eastern Daylight 
Savings Time (UT - 4h).  All hours from November 5 and out are Eastern 
Standard Time (UT - 5h) . 

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.  
  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)  17:50 EDST 
    5     6     7     8     9    10   (11.  16:41 EST 
   12    13    14    15    16    17   .18.  16:35 EST 
   19    20    21    22    23    24    25   16:31 EST 
  .26)   27    28    29    30    +1    +2   16:29 EST 
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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 
 'S/O',= entry in 'skipped, Sep/Oct resumption' section 
  'M/A' = entry in 'skipped, Mar/Apr resumption' secrion // '???' = 
entry in 'skipped, uncertain resumption' seciton 
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    BROOKLYN - BK 
 *Floyd Bennett Field - - - 24 
  Secret Science Club - - -  0 

    CONNECTICUT - CT                                                                          
 *A S of Gtr Hartford - - - 15 
  Astro Soc of Greenwich  - 19 
 *Astro Soc of New Haven  - 28 
  Bowman Observatory  - - -  1, 15 
 *Litchfield Hills AAC mtg  10 
 *Litchfield Hills starvg - 17 
 *McCarthy Observatory  - - ??? 
  New Pond Farm - - - - - - 18 
  Stamford Observatory  - -  3, 10, 17, 24 
 *Van Vleck Obsy (ASGH) - - 11 
  Van Vleck Obsy (WU) - - -  1, 8, 15, 22, 29 
  Western CT St Univ Obsy - 11, 18 
 *Westport Astro Soc mtg  - 21 
 *Westport Astro Soc starvg  1, 8, 15, 22, 29    
  -------------------------
  Boothe Meml Astro Soc - 203-377-9933, 
    www.facebook.com/Boothe-Memorial-Astronomical-Society 

    LONG ISLAND - LI 
 *Amateur Observers Soc - -  5 
  Amer Instt Aero & Astro - 17 
  Astro Soc of Long Island   1, 8, 15, 29 
  Brookhaven National Lab -  2, 9, 14 
  Custer Institute  - - - -  4, 11, 18, 25 
  Custer Jamboree - - - - -  3-5 
  Hofstra Univ Obsy - - - -  5 
  Montauk Observatory - - - ??? 
  SUNY Stony Brook   -  - -  3 
 *Susan Rose Observatory  -  4, 11, 18, 25 
 
    MANHATTAN - MH  
 *Amat Astro Assn starvwg -  0 
 *Amat Astro Assn lecture - 10 
  Amer Musm Natl Hist   - -  1 
  Ctr for Atmosp Ocean Sci   1, 15 
  Ctr for Science & Society ??? 
  Central Pk (Great Lawn) -  3,4,5,10,11,12,17,18,19,24,25,26 
 *Columbia Univ Obsy  - - - 10 
  Cornelia Street Cafe'   - ??? 
  Earth Institute  - - - -- ??? 
  Eastern Standard Time - -  5 
  Election Day - - - - - --  7 
  GLOBE at Night  - - - - - 10-18 
  Good Housekeeping lab   - 10 
  Gullicar's Gate - - - - -  0 
  Instt Stud Ancnt World  -  2, 7, 13, 28   
 *Inwood Astronomy Project   4, 11, 18, 25 
  Jupiter Joe Sidewk Astro   0 
  Legionnaires's disease  -  0 
  Milky Way autumn season -  1-30 
  Natl Musm of Mathematics   1 
  NY Academy of Sciences  - ??? 
  NYC-H2O - - - - - - - - -  0 
  New York Univ Astro - - -  3, 10, 17 
 *NYSkies Astronomy Seminar   3, 17 
  Observer's Handbook offer  1-indef 
  'Quench the thirst' exhbt  1-Dec 31 
  SciCafe'  - - - - - - - -  1 
  Science & the Arts  - - - ??? 
  Simons Foundation - - - -  8, 15 
  Thanksgivings Day - - - - 23 
  Top of the Lawn - - - - -  3,4,5,10,11,12,17,18,19,24,25,26 
  TriState computer fair  -  0 
  Urban Park Rangers -  - -  0 
  Veterans Day  - - - - - - 10, 11 
  Zika virus alet  - - - -   0 
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 Ctr for Space Sci Edu - - info@nyccsse.org, www.nyccsse.org,  

    METRO-NORTH - NY  
  Lamont-Doherty Obsy - - -  3 
  Ramapo Challenger Ctr - - 19 
  Vassar Coll Obsy  - - - -  1, 8, 15, 29 
  Ward Pound Ridge  - - - - 11 
  Westchester Amat Astro  -  3 

        212-608-6164 

    NEW JERSEY - NJ  
  A A A of Princeton  - - - 14 
  A S of Toms Rv Area - - - ??? 
 *Amat Astro Inc meeting  -  3, 10, 24 
 *Amat Astro Inc lecture  - 17 
  Joint Base centennial   -  0 
  Morris Musm Astro Soc - -  9 
  New Jersey Astro Assn - - M/A 
  No Jersey Astro Gp mtg  -  8 
  No Jersey Astro Gp starvg 2, 9, 16, 30 
  Peyton Observarory  - - - 13 
  Plasma Physics Lab  - - -  3, 17    
  Rutgers Univ Astro Collqm  1, 8, 15, 29 
  Rutgers Univ Astro Semnr   2, 9, 16, 30 
 *S*T*A*R - - - - - - - - -  2 
  Schommer Observatory  - - 16 
  Sheep Hill Astro Assn - -  5 
 *Sheep Hill Observatory  - 17 
  Transit & Trolley show  -  4 
 *Utd Astro Clubs of NJ - - M/A 
  Washington Xing St Pk - - M/A 
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  Dark Sky Observers  - - - www.users.nac.net/gburke/club  
  McDowell Obsy -mec.rst2.edu, 201-460-8300 
  Montclair Telescope Club  973-948-5284, bischoff@garden.net,    
        users.erols.com/njastro/orgs/mtc.hrm  
  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  
  Alley Pond Park - - - - - 11 
  York College Observatory   8 

    REST OF WORLD 
  Amer Assn Var Star Obsrs - 2-4 


    STATEN ISLAND - SI   
  Coll of Staten Is Obsy  -  9, 21 
  Great Kills Park  - - - - 18 
  Staten Is Community TV  -  3, 110, 17, 24 

    THE BRONX - BX 

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Ongoing and continuing events 
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    all day - whole state - NJ - Joint Base centennial shows 
        VARIOUS LOCATIOONS ND TIMES; INQUITR AT CONTACT 
       Thru 2018 Oct 31. 100th annivesaty if Fort Dix and later 
        worls of McGuire AFN and Lakehurst NAS. These are only 
        military facilityies jointly run by all three major branches, 
        army, air force, navy. Events staged at or near bases. Most 
        ree, some pay. www.nj.gov/state/historical/index.html, 
        609-292-6062, Feedback@sos.nj.gov 
    all day - whole City - MH - Zika virus warning 
        WARNING APPLIES TO OTHEER MOSQUITO HAZARS LIKE YELLOW FEVER, 
        LUYME'S DISEASE, MNLARIA, SARS.IN MAY 2017 NEW CASES ERUPTED 
        IN NEW YORK CITY ABD OTHER PARTS OF UNITED STATES AMONG 
        TRAVELLERS RETURNING FROM ZIKA-INFECTED AREAS. 
        Indefinite duration. US CDC warns of new mosquito-carried 
        Zika VIRUS from most of Central America, most Caribbean 
        islands, Mexico. Bite caught in these areas can be fatal if 
        not quickly and properly treated.Travellers should get medical 
        checkup soonest after return to US. Details at health care 
        provider or public health authorities. 
    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 City - MH - Legionnaires's disease warning 
        Indefinite duration. NYC Dept of Health warns of new outbreak 
        of Legionnaires's disease on Manh. Caused by viruscarried thru 
        HVAC ducts. Victims suffer flu-like symptoms. Disease is 
        curble if treated in early phase, else it can be fatal. 
        Details at health care provider or public health authorities. 
    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 - 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 - Gullivaer's Gate - MH - cultural exhibit 
        indef duration. 216 W 44 St, 7/8 Av. Opened in mid April 2017 
        for preview. Miniature models of landmarks and important 
        structures from around the world. Rooms arranged by quarter of 
        world and for New York City. $36, timed ticket, adv regn reqd. 
        Optional cost for stereopint of visitor into figurine placed 
        at desired item in exhibit. www.gulliversgate.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  
    10:00 - whole City - MH - Tri-State Computer Fair 
        VARIOUS LOCATIONS, GENERALLY ON SUNDAYS 
        Source of computer systems, software, components, accessories. 
        $7. www.tri-statefairs.com, 718-227-5586 
    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, 

List of events 
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Wed  1 Nov 
    all day - whole City - MH - Observer's Handbook offer 
       indefinite duration. NYSkies opened its 2018 Observer's 
        Handbook offer on 20417 September 23. Copies are $23 each, 
        including pack & post within the US. No minimum quantity 
        needed, single copy requests are allowed. Details and coupon 
        at www.nyskies.org/oh.htm abd www.nyskies.org/ohclub.htm 
    all day - Museum of C of NY - MH - 'quench the thirist' exhibit 
        5 Av & 102 St. Commemorating 175th anniversary of Croton 
        Aqueduct and showing growth of City water system. $18 musm 
        adm. www.mcny.org, info@mcny.org, 212-634-1672 
    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 
    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 
    16:30 - Piscataway - NJ - astronomy lecture 
        Colloquium series. Rutgers Univ, Busch Campus, Astro & Phys 
        Lectr Hall. Free. www.physics.rutgers.edu/colloquium, 
        732-445-3974 
    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 
    19:30  - 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   
    20:00 - Middletown - CT - clearsky starviewing 
        Wesleyan U, Van Vleck Obsy. Free, cancelled for clouds. 
        860-685-3664, www.wesleyan.edu/astro/events 
     20:00 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting 
        Vanderbilt Plm. Free. asliastronomy@yahoo.com, 
        www.asliclub.org 
    20:00 - 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 
       nightfall. www.nyskies.org/articles/pazmino/milky-ny.htm 
    20:30 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing 
        Westport Astro Soc. Rolnick Obsy. Free. Cancelled for 
        clouds. www.was-ct.org, 203-227-0925 
    21:00 - Poughkeepsie - NY - clearsky starviewing 
        Vassar College, Observatory. Free. Cancelled for clouds. 
        physicsandastronomy.vassar.edu/observatory.html, 
        845-437-7340 

Thu  2 Nov 
    13:30 - Piscataway - NJ - astronomy lecture 
        Seminar series. Rutgers Univ, Serin 401. Free. 732-445-3974, 
        www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/seminar 
    15:00 - Upton - LI - Summer Sundays science show 
        Brookhaven Natl Lab, Bldg 510. 'UCNau: A magnetic-
        gravitational trap measurement of the free neutron lifetime'. 
        Free, have GI photo ID for campus security. 631-344-2651, 
        www.bnl.gov/physics/evnts,    
   17:00 - Memphis - TN - Amer Assn Var Star Obsrs conference 
        Thru Sat 4 Nov. Vandderbilt University. Talks, workshops, 
lodging, 
        tours, some meals, banquet, $300, incl dorm at univ,+ optnl 
extras. 
        www.aavso.org, aavso@aavso.org 
    18:00 - Inst Stud Anc World - MH - cultural lecture 
        15 E 84 St, 5/Madison Av. Exhibition lecture 'Weeks, months, 
        yeats in Greek and Roman calendars' with  'Time and Cosomos' 
        showw.. Free, adv regn reqd. isaw..nyu.edu isaw@nyu.edu, 
         212-992-7842 
    20:00 - Upper Montclair - NJ - clearsky starviewing 
        No Jersey Astro Gp. Montclair St Univ, Richardson Hall. 
        Free, cancelled for clouds. njastro.org, 973-655-7266,  
    20:00 - Lincroft - NJ - S*T*A*R meeting 
        Brookdale Commty Coll, Mommouth Museum. Free. 
        www.starastronomy.org, s-walters@comcast.net 

Fri  3 Nov 
    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. Photo ID required for campus security. 
        www.pppl.gov/events 
    11:00 - New York University - MH - astronomy lecture 
        726 Broadway, Rm 940. Various topics in astrophys and 
        relativity. Free. Have GI photo ID for campus security. 
    15:00 - Palisades - NY - science lecture 
        Lamont-Doherty Earth Obsy, Monell Audm. Various topics in 
        geophysics and earth science. Free, 845-365-8634, 
        www.ldeo.columbia.edu, suzana@ldeo.columbia.edu, 
    18:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Jamboree show 
        Thru Sun 5 Nov. CusterInstt. Talks, exhibits, performances, 
        food service, clearsky starviewing.  25 + optnl extras. 
        631-765-2626, www.custerobservatory.org, 
        president@custerobservatory.org 
    18:30 - McBurney House - MH - NYSkies Astronomy Seminar  
        DISCUSSION: END-LIFE VARIATION OF STAR RADATION 
        125 W 14 St, 6/7 Av. Discussion of astronomy topics, show 
        & tell, skywatching reports, news of astro activity in NYSkies 
        territory. Free. nyskies@nyskies.org, www.nyskies.org 
    19:30 - Pleasantville - NY - Westchester Amat Astro meeting  
        Pace Univ, Miller Hall, Free. www.westchesterastronomers.org, 
        waa-president@westchesterastronomers.org  
        info@princetonastronomy.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 - 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 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc meeting 
        Union Co Coll, Sperry Obsy. Indoor talk, clearsky  
        starviewing. Free. www.asterism.org, hfjacinto6@gmail.com  
    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 - Stamford - CT - astronomy lecture 
        Stamford Obsy. $3. Indoor lecture, clearsky starviewing. 
        203-322-6537, www.stamfordmuseum.org, cescovil@earthlink.net 

Sat  4 Nov 
    09:00 - Parsippany - NJ - transit & trolley modellers show 
        Parsippany PAL Ctr, 33 Baldwin Rd. Exhibits, live layouts, 
        demos, vendors, talks, workshops for model railroad,  subways 
        and streetcars. $20. transitmeet@yahoo.com, 
        www.nycmodeltransit.org, transitmeet@yahoo.com 
    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 - Inwood Hill Park - MH - clearsky 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, asonskendall@gmail.com 
    20:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting 
        OCCASIONAL EXTRA EVENTS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT  
        Custer Instt. Indoor program, clearsky starviewing. $5-$15. 
        Varies with program. www.custerobservatory.org, 
        president@custerobservatory.org, 631-765-2626  
    20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 3 

Sun  5 Nov 
     02:00 - whole City - MH - Eastern Standard Time returns 
        Set clocks BACK, BEHIND, one hour to return to EST. Most 
        readers will do this on the previous night when they go to 
        sleep so they wake up in the proper time. 
    13:15 - Uniondale - LI - Amat Obsrs Soc meeting. 
        Hofstra Univ, Berliner Hall. Free. www.aosny.org, 
        suerose@optonline.net 
    18:00 - 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 
    19:30 - Boonton - NJ - Sheep Hill Astro Assn meeting  
        Boonton Senior Ctr. Free. www.sheephillastro.org, 
        contacts@sheephillastro.org, wwestura@optonline.net 
    20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 3 

Tue  7 Nov 
    all day - whole City - MH - Election Day 
        Please check with event contact for session falling on this 
        day by rule or outdated schedule 
    18:00 - Inst Stud Anc World - MH - cultural lecture - see Nov 2 

Wed  8 Nov 
    16:30 - Piscataway - NJ - astronomy lecture - see Nov 1 
     17:00 - Simons Foundation - MH - scinece lecture 
         160 5 Av & 21 St. 'Pulling yourself up by your bootstraps in 
        quantum theory''. Free, adv regn 
        reqd. 646-654-0066, ww.simonsfoundation.org 
   89:30 - 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, 
       tpaglione@york.cuny.edu 
    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 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see Nov 1 
    20:00 - Middletown - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1 
    20:30 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1 
    21:00 - Poughkeepsie - NY - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1 

Thu  9 Nov 
    13:30 - Piscataway - NJ - astronomy lecture - see Nov 2 
   19:00 - 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, 
    51:00 - Upton - LI - Summer Sundays science show 
        Brookhaven Natl Lab, Bldg 510. Dark matter searches with CCFs 
        and the Sensei Experiment '. Free, have GI photo ID for campus 
        security. 631-344-2651,  www.bnl.gov/physics/evnts,    
    19:30 - Morristown - NJ - Morris Museum Astro Soc meeting  
         Morris Museum. Free. 973-386-1848, 973-386-1848,, 
        www.mmastrosociety.org, info@morrismusem.org, 
        ckkrish@gmail.com 
    20:00 - Upper Montclair - NJ - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 2 

Fri 10 Nov 
    all day - whole City - MH - Veterans Day onservance 
        Please check with event contact for session falling on this 
        day by rule or outdated schedule 
    10:00 - Good Housekeeping Resrch Instt - MH - science tour 
        Also 11:30. Hearst Tower, 57 St & 8 Av. Walk thru history and 
        science of product testing center of Good Housekeeping 
        magazine. Free, adv regn reqd. 212-649-5000, 
        ghritours@hearst.com 
    11:00 - New York University - MH - astronomy lecture - see Nov 2 
    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   19:30 - 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 
    19:30 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc meeting - see Nov 3 
    19:30 - Staten Is Community TV - SI - science show - see Nov 3 
    19:30 - Torrington - CT - Litchfield Hills Amat Astro Club mtg 
        Central Congregational Church. Free.lhaacsec@gmail.com 
        lhastro.org 
    20:00 - whole CIty - MH - GLOBE at Night exercise 
        Thru Nov 18.. NYSkies runs its own GLOBE at Night exercise in 
        December while Orion is in sky at nighfall. Same method and 
        procedure as for prior years for documenting sky transparency 
        over City. Details at www.nyskies.org/gannyc.htm  Dates in 
        this page are not yet bumped up, but all instructions and 
        charts are same as in previous years. 
    20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 3 
    20:00 - Stamford - CT - astronomy lecture - see Nov 3 

Sat 11 Nov 
    all day - whole City - MH - Veterans Day official 
        Please check with event contact for session falling on this 
        day by rule or outdated schedule 
    17:00 - 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 
    19:30 - Alley Pond Park - QN - clearsky starviewing 
        Alley Pond Enviro Ctr. $14 at door. Cancelled for clouds. 
        www.alleypond.com, info@alleypond.com, 718-229-4000 
     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,  
        pparkers@cs.com 
     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 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - see Nov 4 r    
20:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing  - see Nov 4 
    20:00 - Inwood Hill Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 4 
    20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 3 

Sun 12 Nov 
    20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 3 

Mon 13 Nov 
    18:00 - Inst Stud Anc World - MH - cultural lecture - see Nov 2 
    19:30 - 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 

Tue 14 Nov 
    11:00 - Upton - LI - Summer Sundays science show 
        Brookhaven Natl Lab, Bldg 815E. 'Microwave to millimeter 
        radiometry from satellites  for cloud characterization'. 
        Free, have GI photo ID for campus security. 631-344-2651, 
        www.bnl.gov/physics/evnts,    
    19:30 - Princeton - NJ - Amat Astro Assn of Princeton meeting 
       Princeton U, Peyton Hall. Free. www.princetonastronomy.org, 
        609-737-2575, info@princetonastronomy.org 

Wed 15 Nov 
    15:30 - Courant Institute - MH - science lecture - see Nov 1 
    16:30 - Piscataway - NJ - astronomy lecture - see Nov 1 
     17:00 - Simons Foundation - MH - scinece lecture 
         160 5 Av & 21 St. 'The search for water and life on Mars (and 
        beyond)''. Free, adv regn reqd. 646-654-0066, 
        ww.simonsfoundation.org 
     19:30 - Middletown - CT - Astro Soc of Gtr Hartford meeting 
        Wesleya Univ, Van Vleck Obsy. Free. www.asgh.org, 
    19:30  - Greenwich - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1 
     20:00 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see Nov 1 
    20:00 - Middletown - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1 
    20:30 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1 
    21:00 - Poughkeepsie - NY - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1 

Thu 16 Nov 
    20:00 - Upper Montclair - NJ - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 2 
    13:30 - Piscataway - NJ - astronomy lecture - see Nov 2 
    20:30 - Piscataway - NJ - clearsky starviewing 
        Rutgers Univ, Schommer Obsy. Free. Cancelled for clouds.  
        732-205-0020, www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/ast-serin.html  
        pryor@physics.rutgers.edu 

Fri 17 Nov 
    10:00 - Princeton - NJ - science tour - see Nov 3 
    11:00 - New York University - MH - astronomy lecture - see Nov 2 
    18:30 - McBurney House - MH - NYSkies Astronomy Seminar  
         DISCUSSION: STARS THAT ORBIT AND TRAVEL TOGETHER 
        125 W 14 St, 6/7 Av. Discussion of astronomy topics, show 
        & tell, skywatching reports, news of astro activity in NYSkies 
        territory. Free. nyskies@nyskies.org, www.nyskies.org 
    18:30 - Bethpage - LI -  Amer Instt Aero & Astro lecture       
        Bethpage Publ Liby. Various topics in 
        aeronautics and astronautics. Free, optional $5 pizza-soda. 
        516-458-8593, davidparis@optonline.net 
    19:30 - Staten Is Community TV - SI - science show - see Nov 3 
    20:00 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc lecture 
        Union Co Coll, Smith Audm. Indoor talk, clearsky 
        starviewing. Free. www.asterism.org 
    20:00 - Stamford - CT - astronomy lecture - see Nov 3 
    20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 3 
    20:30 - Litchfield - CT - Litchfield Hills A A C lecture 
        White Meml Consrvn Ctr. Free. Indoor lecture, clearsky 
        starviewing. lhaac.shutterfly.com, lhaacsec@gmail.com 
        lhastro.org 
    20:30 - Boonton - NJ - clearsky starviewing  
        Sheep Hill Astro Assn Obsy, Free. Cancelled for  
        clouds. sheephillastro.otg, contacts@sheephillastro.org, 
        wwestura@optonline.net 

Sat 18 Nov 
    17:00 - Danbury - CT - astronomy lecture - see Nov 11 
    19:00 - West Reading - CT - clearsky starviewingh 
        New Pond Farm, obseratory. $10, adv regn reqd. , cancelled for 
        clouds. www.newpondfarm.org, 203-938-2117, 
        info@newpondfarm.org 
    20:00 - Great Kills Pk - SI - clearsky starviewing 
        Natl Pk Svc. Enter at Hylan Bv to playground; Free. Cancelled 
        for clouds. www.nps.gov/gate, 718-987-6790  n 
    20:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - see Nov 4 
    20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 3 
    20:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing  - see Nov 4 
    20:00 - Inwood Hill Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 4 

Sun 19 Mov 
    14:00 - Airmont - NY - science show 
        Ramapo Challenger Ctr, 225 Rt 29. Multimedia 
       imulation of space missions. $20. wwwlhvcc.com, 
        director@lhvcc.com, 845-257-3416. 
    15:30 - Greenwich - CT - Astro Soc of Greenwich meeting 
        Greenwich Public Library. Free with musm adm. 
        rickbria@optonline.net, 203-415-6762, astrogreenwich.org 
    20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 3 

Tue 21 Nov 
   17:30 - Coll of Staten Is - SI - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 9 
    20:00 - Westport - CT - Westport Astro Soc meeting 
         Rolnick Obsy. Free. www.was-ct.org, 203-227-0925 

Wed 22 Nov 
    20:00 - Middletown - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1 
    20:30 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1 

Thu 23 Nov 
    all day - whole City - MH - Thanksgiving Day 
        Please check with event contact for session falling on this 
        day by rule or outdated schedule 

Fri 24 Nov 
    19:30 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc meeting - see Nov 3 
    19:30 - Staten Is Community TV - SI - science show - see Nov 3 
    20:00 - Stamford - CT - astronomy lecture - see Nov 3 
    20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 3 
    20:00 - Floyd Bennett Field - BK - clearsky starviewing 
        Community Garden. NYSKies & Natl Park Svc. Free. Cancelled 
        for clouds. www.nyskies.org, stephenlieber@nyc.rr.com, 
        nyskies@nyskies.org 

Sat 25 Nov 
    20:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - see Nov 4 
    20:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing  - see Nov 4 
    20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 3 
    20:00 - Inwood Hill Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 4 

Sun 26 Nov 
    20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 3 

Tue 28 Nov 
    18:00 - Inst Stud Anc World - MH - cultural lecture - see Nov 2 
    19:00 - New Haven - CT - Astro Soc of New Haven meeting 
        Yale Univ, Leitner Family Obsy. Indoor talk, clearsky 
       tarviewing. Free. www.asnh.org, prez@asnh.org 

Wed 29 Nov 
    16:30 - Piscataway - NJ - astronomy lecture - see Nov 1 
     20:00 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see Nov 1 
    20:00 - Middletown - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1 
    20:30 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1      
20:00 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see Nov 1 
    21:00 - Poughkeepsie - NY - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1 

Thu 30 Nov 
    13:30 - Piscataway - NJ - astronomy lecture - see Nov 2 
    20:00 - Upper Montclair - NJ - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 2 

vents Skipped This Month 
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  [M/A] MARCH-APRIL RESUMPTION OF ACTIVITY 
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    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, 
    20:00 - Jenny Jump St Forest - NJ - Utd A C of NJ mtg 
        UACNJ Obsy. Indoor talk, clearsky starviewing. Free.  
        www.uacnj.org 
    20:30 - Voorhees St Pk - NJ - NJ Astro Assn meeting 
        NJAA-HQ, Robinson Obsy. Free. www.njaa.org, 908-368-8600 

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  [???] UNCERTAIN RESUMPTION OF ACTIVITY 
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    18:00 - Cornelia St Cafe' - MH - Entertaining Science show 
        29 Cornelia St & W 4 St, Play & music on various 
        science themes. $10 + one drink min. 
        www.corneliastreetcafe.com, 212-989-9319 
          18:00 -CUNY Graduate Center - MH - Ctr for Sci & Soc lecture 
        385 Fifth Av. 'Early modernb science intertwine An 
        Iberoamerican perspective'.. Free, adv regn reqd, Free,  
        limited seating. 212-854-7211, 
        scienceandsociety.columbia.edu 
    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 
    18:30 - CUNY Graduate Center - MH - Science and the Arts show 
        'TNo, No, Nobel' on women who missedthe Nobel Prize for 
        their work. Free. 212-817-7521, bschwartz@gc.cuny.edu, 
        scienceandarts@scienceandarts.pmailus.com, 
    19:00 - Toms River - NJ - Astro Soc of Toms Rv Area meeting 
        Ocean Co Coll, Student Ctr, Solar Lounge. Free. 
        www.astra-nj.org, 732-255-0343, webmaster@astra-nj.org 
    19:00 - NY Academy of Sciences - MH - astronomy lecture 
        'The unification of physics: The ques for a Theory of 
        Everything'. $15, adv regn reqd. wwww.nyas.org, 212-298-8600 
    19:00 East Hampton- LI - astronomy lecture 
        Montauk Obsy, Guild Hall. Indoor talk, 
        clearsky starviewing. Free. www.montaukobservatory.com 
    19:30  - Greenwich - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Oct 4 
        860-872-9069, pparkerrs@cs.com         
    20:00 - New Milford - CT - astronomy lecture  
        McCarthy Obsy, New Miford HS. Indoor lecture, clearsky  
        starviewing. Free. www.mccarthyobservatory.org, 860-354-1595, 
         contact@mccarthyobservatory.org 

General News
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    The restoration of express service on the Culver line is 
postponed. NYC Transit has to finish rebuilding certain stations on 
the line before it can run express trains. Else some stations will 
have only one-way service. New tentative start is early 2018. 
    Cornelia Street Cafe still has an empty web, yet the business is 
open. Phone call to Cornelia got a normal message about location, 
hours, and reference to the web. i leave it in the '???' section.
    Astro Soc of Toms River still has no events posted on its web. 
Club stays in the '???' section. 
    Astro Soc of LI reminds that it skips the meeting for nov 22.  That 
Wednesday is Thanksgiving eve. 
    I was going to drop the entry for legionnaire's disease because it 
looked like the threat passed over. In mid October a new rash of cases 
broke out in NYSkies turf. I'll leave the entry in place until further 
notice. 
    McCarthy Observatory has no dates for future sessions, the last 
posted is for October. I leave it in the '???' section. 
    I renamed the 'Upstate' section to 'Metro-North'. Some readers 
wondered why I put the Adirondack event in October under 'Rest of 
world' when the Adirondacks are, wem, upstate. Metro-North suggests 
the territory worked by the railroad of that name, which in fact 
covers almost all of the NYSkies northern turf. Note that the new 
section alphabetizes between 'Manhattan' and 'New jersey'. 
    I removed form 'under the line' several members who seem to have 
gone into the clouds. They are Physics Club of NY, Mid-Hudson Astro 
Soc, Beuhler-Columbia AAC. If these do revive, they are welcome back 
into NYSkies. 

 City News 
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        NYC DOT and Transit on 20 Oct 2017 set out plans for expanding 
Select Bus Service in the City. about 25 new routes are mapped out for 
all boros, to be fully running by 2027. Descriptions and maps are 
crude but routes seem to overlay existing regular bus routes, with 
perhaps minor realignments. No schedule for them yet, but 2 or 3 
should be started up each year. Table of new routes. 
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        BX | Broadway (MH) to central Bronx 
        BX |Gun Hill Rd
        BX | University Av
        BX | Tremont Av
        BX | Harlem (MH) to Southern Bv
        BX | Soundview to Washington Hts (MH)
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        BK |  Church Av
        BK | Southern, East-West, 2 routes
        BK | Downtown to Ridgewood 
        BK | Flatbush Av
        ----------------
        MH | 14 St crosstown 
        MH | 79 St crosstown
        MH | 96 St crosstown
       ---------------------
        QN | Ridgewood (BK) to Flushing 
        QB | Flushing to Springfield Bv
        QN | Hillside Av
        QN | Union Tp
        QN | Northern Bv
        QN | southeast Queens, 3 routes 
        QN | Jamaica to Flushing 
        QN | Kennedy airport, 3 routes 
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        SI | north shore 
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    A bull escaped a Gowanus BK slaughterhouse on 17 Oct 2017 ~11:30 
EDST. It trotted in 16 St into Prospect Pk, where NYPD and NYC CACC 
tranquilized it. Bull will live out its years in Skylands Animal 
Sanctuary, Wantauge NJ. Some witnesses weren't sure what the creature 
ws, cow or bull, being unfamiliar with the anatomic differences. 
    NYSkies Astronomy Seminar of Friday 6 october 2017 examined the 
end life of stars after the hydrogen burning process runs out. Stars 
in the hydrogen burning phase of life sit in the Main Sequence of the 
HR Diagram, where they spend about 90% of their lifespan. Their 
location along the MS is a function of mass. The mass trends low to 
high from lower right to upper left on the MS. When the hydrogen gives 
out in the star's core and the core fills with helium 'ash' the energy 
production dies out. The star, losing its outward radiation pressure, 
starts to contract under gravity.  We learned that the contraction 
heats and compresses the core enough to ignite helium burning. The 
fresh supply of radiation pressure lofts out the star to immense  size 
and cooling the surface or photosphere to a reddish color.. The star 
turns into a red giant. Helium burning is a complex process with many 
different fusion stages running together. These are short-lived, being 
replaced by others, producing more and less energy inside the star. In 
the early years of stellar atomic studies we assumed helium merged 
with protons or other heliums to build up the heavy elements. Helium 
plus a proton yield lithium-5. Helium plus helium gives berylium-8. 
Then more heliums and protons are added to continue making heavier 
elements. Li-5 and Be-8 happen to have incredibly  short lifetimes, 
too short to give chance for further fusion. They decay almost 
instantly back to the ingredient helium plus proton/helium. The star 
should have stopped making elements heavier helium. Further atomic 
studies showed that under stellar conditions three heliums could fuse 
simultaneously to form carbon-12, a stable nucleus ready for 
continuing element building. This is the triple-alpha process, alpha 
being an other name for a helium nucleus. The varying nuclear 
processes in giant stars causes wide changes in luminance and 
temperature. The star migrates around the HR Diagram with timescale of 
millennia, centuries, even decades. We see over a human lifespan the 
evolution of certain stars from one state to an other as they shift 
energy production in their cores.  Fusion generates energy to hold up 
the star. The yield per reaction decreases for heavier elements until 
at iron there is no energy release. Fusion to make elements heavier 
than iron absorb energy, forcing the star to compress under gravity.At 
this stage the star ends its life and falls into death. A lo-mass star 
collapses into a white dwarf. Its nuclei are strong enough to arrest 
the collapse to form a ball of solar mass of Earth size. More massive 
stars collapse into a neutron star, the nuclei are crushed into a ball 
of neutrons of solar mass within the volume of Manhattan. The more 
massive stars collapse so rapidly and violently that they explode into 
a supernova. The remaining mass of the core is squeezed into a 
blackhole because there is no known other material strong enough to 
stop the compression at a finite size. The dispersed material goes 
into space to form nebula for the next generation of star birth In 
future sessions we examine more carefully blackholes, with general 
relativity, and the observed variations of light, with other 
radiation, output of stars in their end stage of life. Takeaways were 
an HRD to trace star migration in its lifetime,  articles on solar-
mass and hi-mass star evolution, diagrams of the triple-alpha  
reaction. 
    Several pro-israel orgs rallied at Center for Jewish History, 16 
St, 5/6 Av, Chelsea MH on 2017 Oct 18 17h-20h EDST. They protested  
Center's pick of David Myers  as new director. They noted Myers is 
strong strives  for eradicating Israel and setting up palestine state. 
He is officer in several other anti-Israel groups, affiliated with the 
Center. . 
    A pressurized water pipe burst on 18 Oct 2017 ~11h EDST in Todt 
Hill SI. Eruption shot up a geyser ~20m high that smashed windows and 
spraying water in surrounding houses.  The pipe is part of the high-
pressure grid from which low pressure pipes branch off.  Witness 
reported that eater pipe breaks occur but none in memory as strong and 
large as this one. 
    NYSkies Astronomy Seminar on Fri 20 ct 2017 continued with the end 
life of stars in the form of blackholes. We examined the history of 
blackholes, starting with Newton's just-missed discovery flowing from 
his inverse-square gravity. Newton was troubled by the infinite 
gravity field strength near a point mass, an untidy bit of maths. He 
explained that in the real world planets and such have surfaces that 
prevent approach to the center of mass, stopping the increase of field 
strength at a finite value. We sw how gravity can be treated as a 
force per unit mass or an acceleration, either N/kg or m/s2. The next 
phase of blackhole inquiry was by Michell who considered that a star 
could be so large that its infall speed excedes lightspeed. We today 
call this infall speed the escape speed. Light, then treated as a 
particle, could not escape and the star would be invisible, dark. The 
current phase came with Einstein who put out a new concept of 
spacetime in his general relativity theory. Schwarzschile found one 
interpretation if Einstein's work, a continuous collapse. This was 
taken as a maths curiosity of no practical use. Oppenheimer and Beth 
just before WW II figured that a star with no internal pressure from 
energy production, like when its fuel is exhausted, collapses. A lo-
mass star falls into a white dwarf. A mid-mass star can become a 
neutron star or pulsar. The most massive stars collapse so rapidly and 
strongly that spacetime is severely distorted by the intense gravity. 
The gravity continues without limit into a singularity having no 
dimension yet all of the star's mass. This is the blackhole. We saw 
how Newton's runaway gravity near a point mass is what really happens 
near a singularity. At some distance away from the point the gravity 
strength, or escape speed,  equals lightspeed. This distance is the 
Schwarzschild radius and the surface of the sphere of this radius is 
the event horizon. Inside the event horizon the escape speed excedes 
lightspeed and we have no physics to tell what happens in there. At 
first many scientists dismissed the possibility of blackholes because 
nature seemed to always pevent the creation of a singularity. We 
explored two instances of singularity avoidance with a gas contracting 
with cooling. When the gas is cold enough it shrinks to zero volume 
and this is one definition of absolute zero temperature. Nature 
prevents this by making the gas condense into a liquid, which has 
about a constant finite volume under cooling. The other is image of a 
point source by optics. The aperture of the telescope admits a stream 
of energy within a finite diameter. The image, in geometricc optics, 
is also a point as a replica o the source. This point would have 
infinite energy density in zero dimension. nature blocks this by 
making the image a tiny nonzero dot. The energy density is finite. If 
the collapse occurs with ambient gas, the gas is pulled into the 
blackhole to generate radiation in X-ray energies. Such was discovered 
by early astrophysical satellites. The radiation came from certain 
binary stars where mass from a normal star was sucked over to a 
companion blackhole. Altho many alternative explanations for the 
observed radiation were proposed, none fits as well as a blackhole. We 
examined pictures of blackholes in binary systems, in the cores of 
galaxies, and in our own Milky Way core. The latter two are likely 
formed when close-packed stars collide and merge. Eventually their 
mass is to high for stable finite size and they collapse into a 
singularity. Takeaways were articles on blackholes, Michell's original 
paper on dark stars, diagrams of Newton's gravity maths problem, and 
stars orbiting the Milky Way blackhole. 
    The Kosciuzko Bridge was finally inploded on 2017 Sep 3008:30 
EDST. It was replaced by adjacent new bridge in spring 2017 but 
demolition was repeatedly postponed. Bridge was 'undressed' and then 
blasted to fall onto itself in newton Ck. Remains will be sold for 
scrap metal. Bridge opened in 1939 to carry Nk-Qn Ey over Newtown Ck 
between Brooklyn and Queens. Some 5,000 people watched the show. / 

sky News
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    The NYSkies Observers handbook offer is running well in its first 
full month. Requests are flowing in steadily from all over the United 
States. I got an inquiry from a remote astronomer, not within NYSkies 
land. His club fell apart during the year and his fellow astronomers 
wanted to put in a combined request even tho they are no longer a 
'club'. Yes, they can. and so can any group of astronomers with no 
organized club structure. Do get your requests in NOW. If you wait 
until Christmas to seek an OH, you risk getting that flat thin 
envelope -- no way an OH is inside -- with the 'SORRY' letter, 
unbanked check, and a consolation gift. The gift is well and good but 
YOU WANTED THE BOOK. Coupon is at 

    www.nyskies.org/oh.htm 

    October 2017 served up runs of clear nights and cool air for 
observers. Many of us hunted up uranus, some also Neptune. A few 
picked up galaxies in the Sculptor group above Fomalhaut. The 'Sea' 
could be delineated among its faint stars. 
    We scored our first Milky Way sighting of the fall seASON ON NIGHT 
OF 21 Oct 2017. Sky was dark and clean;air was breezy and cool. 
Transparency hit 5th magnitude in many parts of the City. Observers in 
scattered parts of all boros except Manhattan spotted the segment of 
Milky Way in Cygnus. They noted that Scutum and Sagittarius were too 
low for good viewing. 
    Ultra clear sky came  un 20 Oct 2017 late night when summer MW was 
setting. Conditions lasted thru dawn. Extra-clear sky prevailed all 
day on the 21st, into nightfall, allowing for the autumn season's 
first MW sighting. 
    Eastern Standard Time returns on November 5 at 02h EDST. This 
instantly becomes 01h EST to repeat the 01h-02h block of time. Most of 
us set back the clocks when we call it a night on the 4th, so we wake 
up in the proper time on the 5th.. 
    NYSkies opens its 2007-2018 GLOBE at Night campaign on November 
10-18. Target constellation Orion is low in southeast in late evening. 
Instructions are charts at 

    www.nyskies.org/gannyc.htm

The dates are not bumped up yet but all else is the same as for 
previous years. 
    Star Mira, omi Cet, started its climb from minimum but is still 
beyond binocular reach at mid October. Some observers are monitoring 
the star to catch its break into view. Peak is yearend 2017 at magn 3, 
but Mita's cycles are a bit irregular/