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NYC EVENTS FOR JUNE 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 are Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UT - 4h). 

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  
  Sun   Mon   Tue   Wed   Thu   Fri   Sat   sunset 
  ------------------------------------------------
  -28   -29   -30   -31    .1)    2     3   20:23 
    4     5     6     7     8    (9)   10   20:27 
   11    12    13    14    15    16   (17.  20:30 
   18    19    20    21    22   .23.   24   20:31 
   25    26    27    28    29   .30)   +1   20:31 
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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 
  Brooklyn Bridge Park  - -  3 
 *Floyd Bennett Field - - -  2 
  NYC-H2O - - - - - - - - -  3 
  Parade of Trins - - - - - 17 
  Secret Science Club - - -  0 

    CONNECTICUT - CT                                                                          
 *A S of Gtr Hartford - - - S/O 
 Astro Soc of Greenwich - - S/O 
 *Astro Soc of New Haven  - 27 
  Boothe Meml Astro Soc - -  2, 16 
  Bowman Observatory  - - -  7, 21 
 *Litchfield Hills AAC mtg   9 
 *Litchfield Hills starvg   23 
 *McCarthy Observatory  - - 10 
  New Pond Farm - - - - - -  3 
 Stamford Observatory - - -  2, 9, 16, 23, 30 
 *Van Vleck Obsy (ASGH) - - 17 
  Van Vleck Obsy (WU) - - - S/O        
  Western CT St Univ Obsy - S/O 
  Westport Astro Soc mtg  - 20 
 *Westport Astro Soc starvg  7, 14, 21, 28 

    LONG ISLAND - LI 
 *Amateur Observers Soc - -  4 
  Amer Instt Aero & Astro - 14 
  Astro Soc of Long Island   7, 14, 21, 28 
  Brookhaven National Lab - ??? 
 Custer Institute - - - - -  3, 10, 17, 24 
  Hofstra Univ Obsy - - - - S/O 
  Montauk Observatory - - - 21 
  SUNY Stony Brook   -  - - S/O 
 *Susan Rose Observatory  -  3, 10, 17, 25 
 
    MANHATTAN - MH  
 *Amat Astro Assn starvwg -  0 
 *Amat Astro Assn lecture - S/O 
  Amer Musm Natl Hist   - -  7 
  Ctr for Atmosp Ocean Std  S/O 
  Ctr for Science & Society S/O 
  Central Pk (Great Lawn) -  2,3,4, 9,10,11, 16,17,18, 23,24,25, 30 
 *Columbia Univ Obsy  - - - ??? 
  Cornelia Street Cafe'   -  4 
  Earth Institute  - - - -- S/O 
  Good Housekeeping lab   -  9  
  Governors Island  - - - -  1-Sep 25 
  Gullicar's Gate - - - - -  0 
  Instt Stud Ancnt World  - S/O 
 *Inwood Astronomy Project   3, 10, 17, 24 
  Milky Way spring season -  1-30 
  Natl Musm of Mathematics   7 
  NY Academy of Sciences  - ??? 
  NYC-H2O - - - - - - - - -  2, 4, 9 
  NYPL Mid-Manhattan  - - -  8 
  New York Univ Astro - - - S/O 
 *NYSkies Astronomy Seminar  2, 16 
  SciCafe'  - - - - - - - -  7 
  Science & the Arts  - - - ??? 
  Simons Foundation - - - - ??? 
  solar eclipse USPS stamp  20 
  South Ferry station - - -  0 
  Top of the Lawn - - - - -  2,3,4, 9,10,11, 16,17,18, 23,24,25, 30 
  TriState computer fair  -  0 
  Urban Park Rangers -  - -  0 
  Weekend Walks - - - - - -  1-Oct 31 
  World Science Fair  - - -  4 
  World Science Festival  -  1-4 
  Zika virus alert  - - - -  0 -----------------
 Ctr for Space Sci Edu - - info@nyccsse.org, www.nyccsse.org,  
        212-608-6164 
  Physics Club of NY  - - - jdepalma@nyc.rr.com, www.sconyc-ny.org 

    NEW JERSEY - NJ  
  A A A of Princeton  - - - S/O 
  A S of Toms Rv Area - - -  9 
 *Amat Astro Inc meeting  -  2, 9, 16, 23, 30 
 *Amat Astro Inc lecture  - S/O 
  Instt for Advd Study  - - S/O 
  Morris Musm Astro Soc - -  8 
 *New Jersey Astro Assn     24 
  No Jersey Astro Gp mtg  - 14 
 No Jersey Astro Gp starvg  S/O 
  Peyton Observarory  - - - 21 
  Plasma Physics Lab  - - -  2, 9, 16, 23, 30 
  Rutgers Univ Astro Collqm S/o 
  Rutgers Univ Astro Semnr  S/O 
 *S*T*A*R - - - - - - - - -  1 
  Schommer Observatory  - -  8, 15 
  Sheep Hill Astro Assn - -  4 
 *Sheep Hill Observatory  - 16 
 *Utd Astro Clubs of NJ - -  3, 10, 17, 24 
  Washington Xing St Pk - -  2, 9, 16, 23, 30 
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  Buehler-Columbia AAA   - - www.bergen.edu/buehler, 
   ropstbaum@bergen.edu 
  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 - - - - - 17 
  York College Observatory  S/O 

    REST OF WORLD 

    STATEN ISLAND - SI   
  Coll of Staten Is Obsy  - S/O 
  Great Kills Park  - - - -  3 
  Staten Is Community TV  -  2, 9, 16, 23, 30 

    THE BRONX - BX 

    UPSTATE - NY  
  Lamont-Doherty Obsy - - - S/O 
  Ramapo Challenger Ctr - - 18 
  Vassar Coll Obsy  - - - - S/O 
  Ward Pound Ridge  - - - - 17 
  Westchester Amat Astro  - 2 
  ---------------------------- 
  Mid-Hudson Astro Asson - www.midhudsonastro.org, 845-485-5669 
 =============================================================== 

Ongoing and continuing events 
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    all day -  whole City - MH - Zika virus warning 
        WARNING APPLIES TO OTHEER MOSQUITO HAZARS LIKE YELLOW FEVER, 
        LUYME'S DISEASE, MALARIA, 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 - South Ferry - MH - South Ferry station reopened 
         Indefinite duration. Old closed South Ferry station 
        reopened on April 4 for access to Battery Pk and SI Ferry. 
        You must be in 1st 5 cars to get off at South Ferry. 
        www.mta.info 
    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 - 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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Thu  1 Jun 
    all day - Governors Island - MH - cultural shows 
        Thru 25 Sep. Island is open on every daym 10h-20h weekdayss, 
        10h-19g weejebds.Walkand tour thru former military base and 
        new urban park. Shows vary each day or visit by foot or bike. 
        Ferries run every day 10h-17h from Battery Marine Terml, MH, 
        and on weekdays from        Pier 6, BK. Island is free but 
        ferry fare is $2 RT. www.nps.gov/gois 
        www.governoreisland.com 
    all day - whole City - MH - Weekend Walks street fairs 
        VARIOUS LOCATIONS AND DATES; INQUIRE AT CONTACT 
       Thru Oct 31.  NYC Dept of Transptn closes certain steets in 
        all boros on Saturdayss for street fairs. Stores and local 
         orgs offer ntertainment, discount sales, exhibits, food 
        service Free. 
        www.nyc.gov/html/dot/weekendwalks/html/home/home.shtml 
    all day - whole City - MH - World Science Festival 
        VARIOUS LOCATIONS AND HOURS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT 
        Thru Sun 4 Jun. Lectures, shows, performances, exhibits for 
        all sciences. Some events are  free, some pay. Many concurrent 
        events in different locations. 
    20:00 - Lincroft - NJ - S*T*A*R meeting 
        Brookdale Commty Coll, Mommouth Museum. Free. 
        www.starastronomy.org, s-walters@comcast.net 
    22:00 - whole City - MH - spring Milky Way season 
        Thru Jun 30. Spring 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 east sky at 
        about 02:00. www.nyskies.org/articles/pazmino/milky-ny.htm    

Fri  2 Jun 
    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 
    18:30 - McBurney House - MH - NYSkies Astronomy Seminar  
        DISCUSSION: SATURN WITH HIS RINGS WIDEST OPEN 
        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 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc meeting 
        nion Co Coll, Sperry Obsy. Indoor talk, clearsky  
        starviewing. Free. www.asterism.org, hfjacinto6@gmail.com  
    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 
    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 - 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 
    20:00 - Stamford - CT - astronomy lecture 
        Stamford Obsy. $3. Indoor lecture, clearsky starviewing. 
        203-322-6537, www.stamfordmuseum.org, cescovil@earthlink.net 
     20:00 - Stratford - CT - Boothe Meml Astro Soc mtg 
        Boothe Meml Pk, Obsy. Free. www.bmas.org, info@bmas.org 
    20:30 - Wash'n Xing S P - NJ - clearsky starviewing 
        Amat Astro Assn of Princeton. Simpson Obsy. Free, cancelled 
       for clouds. www.princetonastronomy.org, 609-737-2575, 

Sat  3 Jun 
    16:00 - Bushwick breweries - BK - cultural tour 
        NYC-H2O. Walk thru history and culture of beer-making in 
        Bushwick breweries. $32.49, adv regn reeqd.     
        www.nych2o.org, matt@nych2o.org 
    19:00 - Brooklyn Bridge Pk - BK - clearsky starviewing 
        Pier 1, nest to Brooklyn Bridge.NYSkies provides explanation, 
        and interpretationfor World Science Festival's starviewing 
        session. www.worldsciencefestival.com, 
        info@worldsciencefestival.com 
   19:45 - 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 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting 
        OCCASIONAL EXTRA EVENTS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT  
        Custer Instt. Indoor program, clearsky starviewing. $5-$15. 
        Varies with program. www.custerobservator 
        president@custerobservatory.org, 631-765-2626  
    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 - 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 
    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 
        203-837-8671, dawsond@wcsu.edu 
    20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 2 

Sun  4 Jun 
    09:00 - Washington Square - MH - World Science Fair 
        NYSKIES IS NOT AT THIS FAIR; IT WAS AT STARVIEWING ON JUNE 3RD 
        Street fair with exhibitors from all sciences. Displays, 
        performers, crafts, demos. Free.info@worldsciencefestival.com 
         www.worldsciencefestival.com, 
    10:00 - Fifth Avenue - MH - cultural tour 
        NYC-H2O. Walk thru history and culture of New York geology 
        along Fifth Avenue. $42.99, adv regn reeqd.     
        www.nych2o.org, matt@nych2o.org 
    13:15 - Uniondale - LI - Amat Obsrs Soc meeting. 
        Hofstra Univ, Berliner Hall. Free. www.aosny.org, 
        suerose@optonline.net 
    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 
    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 Jun 2 

Wed  7 Jun 
    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  - 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 - Centerport - li - Astro Soc of LI meeting 
        Vanderbilt Plm. Free. asliastronomy@yahoo.com, 
        www.asliclub.org 
    20:30 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing 
        Westport Astro Soc. Rolnick Obsy. Free. Cancelled for 
        clouds. www.was-ct.org, 203-227-0925 

Thu  8 Jun 
     18:30 - NYPL Mid-Manhattan Liby - MH - cultural lecture 
        ' Lower Manhattan through time'. Free. 
          www.nypl.org/calendar/index.cfm 
 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 
    20:30 - 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  9 Jun 
    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 
    10:00 - Princeton - NJ - science tour - see Jun 2 
    18:30 - High Bridge Park - MH - cultural tour 
        NYC-H2O. Walk thru history and culture of oldest survivng 
        bridge in City over harlem River, built for Croton aqueduct , 
        now a footway bewtween  Manhattan and bronx. $42.99, adv regn 
        reeqd. www.nych2o.org, matt@nych2o.org 
    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 
    19:30 - Torrington - CT - Litchfield Hills Amat Astro Club mtg 
        Central Congregational Church. Free.lhaacsec@gmail.com 
        lhastro.org, 
    19:30 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc meeting - see Jun 2 
    19:30 - Staten Is Community TV - SI - science show - see Jun 2 
    20:00 - Stamford - CT - astronomy lecture - see Jun 2 
    20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 2 
    20:30 - Wash'n Xing S P - NJ - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 2 

Sat 10 Jun 
    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, 
    20:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - see Jun 3 
    20:00 - Jenny Jump St Forest - NJ - Utd A C of NJ mtg - see Jun 3 
    20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 2 
    20:00 - Inwood Hill Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 3 
    20:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing  - see Jun 3 

Sun  11 Jun 
    20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 2 

Wed 14 Jun 
    18:30 - East Meadow - LI -  Amer Instt Aero & Astro lecture       
        Spumante Restaurant. Various topics in 
        aeronautics and astronautics. Free, optional $5 pizza-soda. 
        516-458-8593, davidparis@optonline.net 
    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 Jun 7 
    20:30 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 7 

Thu 15 Jun 
    20:30 - Piscataway - NJ - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 8 

Fri 16 Jun 
    10:00 - Princeton - NJ - science tour - see Jun 2 
    18:30 - McBurney House - MH - NYSkies Astronomy Seminar  
        DISCUSSION: THE SUMMER MILKY WAY AND SURROUNDING STARS 
        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 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc meeting - see Jun 2 
    19:30 - Staten Is Community TV - SI - science show - see Jun 2 
    20:00 - Jenny Jump St Forest - NJ - Utd A C of NJ mtg - see Jun 3 
    20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 2 
    20:00 - Stamford - CT - astronomy lecture - see Jun 2 
     20:00 - Stratford - CT - Boothe Meml Astro Soc mtg  see Jun 2 
    20:30 - Wash'n Xing S P - NJ - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 2 
    20:30 - Boonton - NJ - clearsky starviewing  
        Sheep Hill Astro Assn Obsy, Free. Cancelled for  
        clouds. sheephillastro.otg, contacts@sheephillastro.org, 
        wwestura@optonline.net 

Sat 17 Jun 
    11:30 - Brighton Beach - BK - Parade of Trains show 
        NY Transit Museum. Brighton line, Brighton Bh station. Visit 
        and ride several antique subway trains. Museum store, tech 
chat, take 
        pictures and films of trains. Cintinuous rides along Brighton 
line. 
        Free with subnway fare. www.nytransit museum.org 
    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 - 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 - 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 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - see Jun 3 
    20:00 - Inwood Hill Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 3 
    20:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing  - see Jun 3 
    20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 2 

Sun 18 Jun 
    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. 
    20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 2 

Tue 20 Jun 
    00:01 - whole City - MH - solar eclipse postage stamp 
        US Postal Service issues first-ever dynamic postage stamp! It 
        shows typical total solar eclips, seen inn Lybia on 2006 March 
        29 When warmed with finger press the picture xhanes to a disc 
        of full Moon! eclipse scene returns after cooling down. Stamp 
        must be stor+ed away from sunlight[!] and other UV radiation, 
        else effect is ruined. Back of sheet of srtamps has map of 
        2017 August 21 eclipse across US. 
    20:00 - Westport - CT - Westport Astro Soc meeting 
        Rolnick Obsy. Free. www.was-ct.org, 203-227-0925 

Wed 21 Jun 
     19:00 - Montauk - LI - astronomy lecture 
        Montauk Obsy, montauk Public Library. Indoor talk, 
        clearsky starviewing. Free. www.montaukobservatory.com 
    20:00  - Greenwich - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 7 
     20:00 - Centerport - li - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see Jun 7 
    20:30 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 7 
    20:30 - 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 

Fri 23 Jun 
    10:00 - Princeton - NJ - science tour - see Jun 2 
    19:30 - Staten Is Community TV - SI - science show - see Jun 2 
    19:30 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc meeting - see Jun 2 
    20:00 - Jenny Jump St Forest - NJ - Utd A C of NJ mtg - see Jun 3 
    20:00 - Stamford - CT - astronomy lecture - see Jun 2 
    20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 2 
    20:30 - Wash'n Xing S P - NJ - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 2 
    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 

Sat 24 Jun 
    20:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - see Jun 3 
    20:00 - Inwood Hill Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 3 
    20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 2 
    20:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing  - see Jun 3 
    20:30 - Voorhees St Pk - NJ - NJ Astro Assn meeting 
        NJAA-HQ, Robinson Obsy. Free. www.njaa.org, 908-368-8600 

Sun 25 Jun 
    20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 2 

Tue 27 Jun 
    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 

Wed 28 Jun 
     20:00 - Centerport - li - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see Jun 7 
    20:30 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 7 

Fri 30 Jun 
    10:00 - Princeton - NJ - science tour - see Jun 2 
    19:30 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc meeting - see Jun 2 
    19:30 - Staten Is Community TV - SI - science show - see Jun 2 
    20:00 - Stamford - CT - astronomy lecture - see Jun 2 
    20:00 - Jenny Jump St Forest - NJ - Utd A C of NJ mtg - see Jun 3 
    20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 2 
    20:30 - Wash'n Xing S P - NJ - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 2 

Events Skipped This Month 
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    11:00 - Princeton - NJ - Instt Advd Stud lecture 
        Princeton Univ, Bloomberg Hall, library. Free.          
        www.sns.ias.edu/astro/astrocal.php, 
        wserber@astro.princeton.edu 
    11:00 - 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, 
    13:30 - Piscataway - NJ - astronomy lecture 
        Seminar series. Rutgers Univ, Serin 401. Free. 732-445-3974, 
        www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/seminar 
    14:00 - New York University - MH - astronomy lecture 
        Meyer Hall, 5th fl. Various topics in astrophys and 
        relativity. Free. Have GI photo ID for campus security. 
    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 
    15:30 - Greenwich - CT - Astro Soc of Greenwich meeting 
        Bruce Museum. Free with musm adm. rickbria@optonline.net, 
        203-415-6762, astrogreenwich.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 
    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 - Inst Stud Anc World - MH - cultural lecture 
        15 E 84 St, 5 Av/Madison Av. Various topics in history and 
        ulture of ancient civilizations. Free, adv regn reqd. 
        isaw.nyu.edu, isaw@nyu.edu, 
        212-992-7842  
    18:00 - Earth Institute - MH - science lecture 
        Columbnia Univ, Faculty House, 64 Morningside Dr. 'New York's 
        renewable energy future'. Free, adv regn reqd. 
        ei.columbia.edu,  energypolicy@columbia.edu 
    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 
    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 - 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 - Middletown - CT - Astro Soc of Gtr Hartford meeting 
        Wesleyan Univ, Van Vleck Obsy. Free. www.asgh.org, 
        860-872-9069, pparkerrs@cs.com         
    20:00 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc lecture 
        Union Co Coll, Smith Audm. Indoor talk, clearsky 
        starviewing. Free. www.asterism.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 - Danbury - CT - astronomy lecture 
        Westn Conn St Uv, Obsy/Plm. Indoor planetarium show, 
       clearsky starviewing. Free. www.wcsu.edu/starwatch, 
    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 - 
Upper Montclair - NJ - clearsky starviewing 
        No Jersey Astro Gp. Montclair St Univ, Richardson Hall. 
        Free, cancelled for clouds. njastro.org, 973-655-7266,  
    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, 
   20:30 - 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 
    21:00 - Poughkeepsie - NY - clearsky starviewing 
        Vassar College, Observatory. Free. Cancelled for clouds. 
        physicsandastronomy.vassar.edu/observatory.html, 
        845-437-7340 

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    10:00 - Upton - LI - science lecture 
        Brookhaven Natl Lab, Bldg 510.. 'Tiny bubbles in the mine: New 
        trsults from thr PICO-60 dark matter detector'. Free, have GI 
         photo ID for campus security. www.bnl.gov/physics/evnts, 
         631-344-2651   
    17:00 - Simons Foundation - MH - scinece lecture 
        160 5 Av & 21 St. 'Strange new worlds'. Free, adv regn reqd. 
        646-654-0066, ww.simonsfoundation.org 
    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 - 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 
    19:30 - Princeton - NJ - Amat Astro Assn of Princeton meeting 
       Princeton U, Peyton Hall. Free. www.princetonastronomy.org, 
        609-737-2575, info@princetonastronomy.org 
    20:00 - 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 - Jones Beach St Pk - LI - astronomy lecture 
         Amat Obsrs Soc. Roosevelt Natr Ctr. Indooe lecture, clearsky 
         starviewing. $4, adv regn reqd. www.aosny.org, 516-785-3614, 
         suerose@optonline.net May 1. Season runs thru June 30. 

General News
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    I put back the alert about the Zika virus in the 'ongoing and 
continuing events'.The warning eased up about a year ago. US CDC 
reported in May a spike in cases among people returning from Zika-
infected countries. So far there are no Zika mosquitos spotted in New 
York City. The new cases are caused by bites gotten overseas.  
    Weekend Walks peaks in June-October, with a few events since 
April. On assorted dates segments of street are turned into people 
corridors. Businesses on the street set up displays or offer dales and 
discounts. There may be performers.muaix, dancing. The Mother of 
Weekend Walks is Summer Streets in August when a slice of Manhattan's 
eastern flank is reserved for free-flow foot traffic. See June 1. 
    Boothe Meml Astro Soc may have lost its web. It was in late May 
out of service with notice that its name is open for other takers. I 
left the club in place with meetings on 1st and 3rd Fridays until 
further news comes along.
    I hated to do this nut it's time now to let the three National 
Space Society chapters leave NYC Events. They, on Long Island, in the 
City, in New Jersey, were inactive for many years and now have no 
officers. If  they revive, or if new spacefaring clubs come along, 
they are welcome back into NYC Events. 
    I subsumed Jones Beach into the general starviewing entry for Amat 
Obsrs Soc. While Jones Beach sessions take place annually in simmer, 
commonly the dates are missed from the AOS web. for latest news about 
them, inquire at the contact under 'Ongoing and continuous events'. 
    The final round of shows for Ringling brother, Barnum and Bailey 
circus was a complete sell-out at Nassau Coliseum in May. Many 
NYSkiers repeatedly tried for tickets and were shut our.

City News
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    Fleet Week opened on May 24 with about 20 navy ships from several 
countries visiting New York City. The ships are docked at piers on 
Manhattan, in Brooklyn, and in Staten Island. Many are open for tours. 
In addition, various air-sea shows are staged over the City and Long 
Island. Event ends on May 30th.  
    A possible new annual event is 'Parade of trains' in Brooklyn on 
June 17th. This is a fabulous display of antique subways -- that let 
you ride in!  It was an one-time event in 2015 for the centennial of 
the BMT subway division and in 2016 for the 40th anniversary of the NY 
Transit Museum.  Probably a thousand rail fans turned out for 2016, 
with delegations from Boston, Chicago, Toronto, and other subway 
towns. The Museum was so amazed at the fervor of the visitors that 
perhaps it'll run the show every year. See under June 17. 
    On 2017 April 24-26 US DHS and regional emergency agencies 
staged 'Operation Gotham Shield', simulated EMP attack. Mock 10-
kiloton atom-bomb airburst over Rutherford NJ sent electromagnetic 
pulses over a 200km radius to test ways to react to a real attack. 
Results were not yet issued as at late May.
    Astronomers are fired up to get the new solar eclipse stamp! it's 
the first US Postal Service dynamic stamp, that changes from a typical 
solar eclipse to a lunar disc by warmth of a finger press!! Because 
the stamp is a 'forever' stamp, now 46c each, I expect to see thee in 
circulation for years and years to come. See June 20. 
    A flap broke out in mid May 2017 about the Puerto Rican parade in 
New York . NYC mayor deBlasio and City Council plan to honor Lopez 
Rivera at the parade. They treat him as a hero of PR's fight against 
American slavery. He is actually a criminal who killed dozens of 
people in bombings, like at Fraunces Tavern in 1970s. Ex-prez Obama 
released Rivera from federal prison in January 2017, citing 
humanitarian reasons. Many parade sponsors dropped out in protest as 
at late May, including two Spanish TV stations. deBlasio vows to do 
the parade, by himself if he must, and present Rivera with highest 
city honors. Parade is set for June 11, 2017, in Fifth Av. 
    The NYSkies Astronomy Seminar on May 5 was drenched by heavy 
afternoon rain. Only a couple astronomers sat the meeting. We 
discussed the Milky Way as both a galaxy and feature in the sky. We 
finished early and a couple of us did supper at Good Stuff restaurant. 
We planned to redo the topic on the 19th/ 
    NYSkies Astronomy Seminar on May 19 was a do-over of the May 5th 
meeting. We studied the Milky Way to learn how the structure of the 
galaxy shows up in the textured band across the sky. We reviewed some 
history of the galaxy with show-&-tell historical articles from te 
1700s and 1800s. Ga;o;ep showed with the newly-invented telescope that 
the Milky Way belt was made of countless small stars. Herschel was 
first to map out the stars to discover that we live in a confined 
sandwich roll or rice-cake suspended in nothingness. His estimates of 
the size were woefully too small, yet in his day it was immense, many 
millions of Earth-Sun distances in radius. This model prevailed 
thruout the 1800s. Parsons saw with is largest of all telescopes in 
the 1840s that some larger and reasonably closer nebulae were spiral 
shaped. At first there was no connection between thee spiral nebulae 
and our galaxy. In the 1920s we debated the actual size of the Milky 
Way and the existence of other Milky Ways. Shapeley assessed a 
diameter of some 300,000 lightyears, in ignorance of star dimming by 
the interstellar medium. Hubble with 2-182m Mt Wilson observatory and 
photography resolved the Andromeda nebula into stars and structure 
like nearby parts of the Milky Way. He, with some allowance for star 
dimming, fathomed Andromeda at some 800,000 lightyears away, way 
outside our Milky Way. Our galaxy was merely one of possibly thousands 
of others 'island universes'.  in 1930s by mapping star clusters and 
certain nebulae we found that the Milky Way could have spiral arms 
like Andromeda. Proof came in late 1940s with radio measurements of 
interstellar gas that we do got spiral arms. The number of arms was 
uncertain but it seems there are two, wrapped around a couple turns. 
Out solar system is in an arm about 2/3 from the center of the galaxy. 
We see more stars in line with the arms and fewer when looking 
orthogonal from it. This causes the band in the sky, which even 
binoculars break into clumps and heaps of stars. Ongoing studies 
showed that globular clusters sit in a cloud around the galaxy and in 
a nest in the galactic center. Nebulae and open star clusters sit in 
the arms. other galaxies are every where beyond the Milky Way. This 
deployment of objects is biased in the sky along the Milky Way belt. 
Because we look in different directions in the galaxy according as the 
season, the mix of objects in the sky shifts during the year. We 
studied charts illustrating this seasonal shift. In spring, for 
example, there are few open clusters because the Milky Way in evening 
is low around the horizon. The open view overhead, perpendicular to 
the Milky Way reveals lots of galaxies. Because we are near the outer 
edge of the galaxy, the Milky Way is brighter in summer, when we look 
thru a thicker mass of stars and also toward the galactic center. In 
winter the Milky Way is weakest for then we look outward to a thinner 
part of the spiral arm. We discussed the chances of seeing the Milky 
Way from the City, a fat that in fairness has a slim chance of 
success. Yet usually -- not for sure -- we do catch sight of the 
brighter parts of the summer Milky Way. In May-June and in September-
November the air is generally drier and darker, being the transition 
between summer and winter. These windows are when we have the best 
chance of seeing the Milky Way, if the weather cooperates. So far in 
May it hasn't. Takeaways were maps of the Milky Way, diagrams of Milky 
Way structure, change in deepsky objects with season, picture of 
Hubble's resolution of andromeda. 
    NYSkies Seminar on May 19 had a special treat for astronomers. A 
week or so earlier I got a stack of strong large totebags from the 
Susan Komen breast cancer run. These I gave to the astronomers at the 
the meeting in appreciation for their work in promoting our profession 
in the City. 
    On May 25, 2017, NYSkiers watched the NASA Live web to hear a 
presentation of findings from the Juno spaceprobe. it's orbiting 
Jupiter with perizeon[!] a few thousand kilometers over the south 
pole. The prone's orbit is strongly excentric to fly thru a deep range 
of jovian gravity to figure out the planet's internal layers and 
density. By issue time the news with gorgeous pictures are in the NASA 
web.
    Some NYSkiers heard Brian Green on Bloomberg radio's 'Masters of 
business' on 2017 May 27. He discussed the World Science Festival, 
string theory, cosmology, and the abysmal status of science education 
in schools. 
    penn Station is under a capacity squeeze from repairs done by 
Amtrak. These relate to derailments in April and to long-deferred 
replacement of older equipment. Some tracks will be out of service, 
forcing trains to cut back schedules and expect service delays. 
Situation will last thru the summer. 
    Renovated George Washington bus terminal opened on 2017 May 16 for 
morning rush. It's at Manhattan side of GW Bridge with access from Ft 
Washington Av and the Upper Broadway and Washington Hts subway lines. 
Depot will handle greater number of buses from northern New Jersey and 
Catskills to help relieve traffic at Port of Authority terminal near 
Times Square. Old GW depot fell into disuse and disrepair in past 20 
years. Project took three years and ~$200 million. 
    A Honda car deliberately mow-down of people in Time Square with 
his car on 2017 May 18 ~11:45 EDST. he first drove south in 7 Av. did 
a U-turn at 42 St, and plowed along people plaza heading north. One 
person killed on the spot, about two dozen injured. Driver Richard His 
car crashed against a bollard at Broadway & 45 St. Rojas tried to run 
away but was tackled by police and witnesses. Rojas has prior arrests 
for drunk driving and seemed to suffer from a wartime mental 
condition. Attack so far seems unrelated to ongoing jihad situation. 
    A private LearJet 35 plane crashed on 2017 May 15 ~15:30 EDST, 
killing its two occupants. Plane was coming to land at Teterboro 
Airport, New Jersey, in an apparently normal flight from Philadelphia 
PA . Suddenly ~500 meters from runway it pitched down and spiked into 
open area among industrial buildings.. There were no ground casualties 
or injuries, 
    Subway signals blacked out on 9 May 2017 ~08:30 EDST around DeKalb 
Av station. All yellow and orange line service thru station was shut 
down. Stations south of DeKalb Av were closed for having no trains. 
Trains caught north of Dekalb Av were turned back or sent to other 
lines. Signals were energized again in mid afternoon to restore 
service. Power cut probably started in nearby Con Edison facility/. 
    NYSkies this year has a new role at World Science Festival. We 
partner at Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Pk on June 3, Saturday  evening. 
This is NOT Pier 1 on Manhattan near Battery Pk! We provide resource 
and takeaways for the Festival's starviewing session. We skip the 
science street fair on Sunday the 4th, but please visit it for all of 
its other shows and exhibits. 

Sky News
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    May 2017 was a downer for stargazing with hazy or cloudy skies. 
There were no nights clear enough for the Milky Way and omega Centauri 
challenges. Massive rains on May 5 smothered attendance at the NYSkies 
Seminar, in addition to causing widespread rail and toad tie-ups and 
scattered coastal and street flooding. There was  
    Jupiter wowed every one in May 2017, he being in high sky at 
nightfall. The Great Red Spot darkened in spring, now being an obvious 
orange oval. On the 25th NYSkiers watched on NASA Live web the 
presentation of initial findings from the Juno probe at Jupiter. 
    May, and June, would be prime months for observing galaxies. The 
Virgo and Coma galaxy clusters are in high sky, where from the City we 
can spot 15-20 of their members. With  the adverse weather most 
observers were lucky to catch sight of even five. 
    Manhattanhenge is on May 29-31, after issue of this NYC Events. 
I'll report on viewing it in the July issue. Next period for 
Manhattanhenge is July 9-11. 
    Saturn comes into the night sky near midnight with opposition on 
June 15. The rings are fully open, 26-1/2 degree tilt. Even small 
scopes show texture in the rings and Cassini's division along most of 
the ring circumference. 
    Astronomers are finalizing their plans to view the August solar 
eclipse. Some are taking dedicated eclipse tours to the western 
states. others are visiting family/friends in or near the eclipse 
path. Others may hop a bus or train into the center path and return 
right after the eclipse.
    The Milky Way season continues thru June 30. In May there was no 
chance of a sighting due to adverse weather. Make sure you prepare for 
a sighting attempt with dark adaption and familiarity with the Milky 
Way path among the stars. See under June 1.