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

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

Current Month calendar  
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  Plain dates are in current month; 
  -, previous month; +, next month. 
  #, NYSkies Astronomy Seminar 
      (www.nyskies.org/av-files/av-files.htm) 
  Moon phase: .NM., .FQ), (FM), (LQ.  
  Sunset is noted for each Saturday  
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  Sun   Mon   Tue   Wed   Thu   Fri   Sat  sunset 
  ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---  ------
 -28    -29   -30      1    2     3#   .4. 16:28 
   5      6     7      8    9   .10)   11  16:29 
  12     13    14     15   16    17#  (18) 16:30 
  19     20    21     22   23    24    25  16:34 
 (26.    27    28     29   30    31    +1  16:38  
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Index  of Events 
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 * = NASA-JPL Night Sky Network affiliate  
 date = entry in 'list of events' section 
 0' = entry in 'ongoing and continuing events' section 
 'AUT'= entry in 'skipped, autumn resumption' section 
  'SPR' = entry in 'skipped, spring resumption' secrion 
  '???' = entry in 'skipped, uncertain resumption' section, 
   '!!!' = entry in 'skipped, encumbered due to lockdowns 
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    BROOKLYN - BK 
  Floyd Bennett Field - - - !!! 
  Secret Science Club - - - !!! 

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

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

   MANHATTAN - MH 
 *Amat Astro Assn starvwg -  0 
 *Amat Astro Assn lecture - !!! 
  Amer Instt Archaeology  - !!! 
  Ctr for Armosph Ocean Sci !!! 
  Ctr for Science & Society !!! 
  Central Pk (Great Lawn) - !!! 
  Christmas Day - - - - - -  25 
  Christmas Eve  - - - - - - 24 
  Columbia Clinate Schhol - !!! 
 *Columbia Univ Astro   - - !!! 
  comet 2021-A1 (Leonard) -  1-indef 
  Globe at Night -  - - - -  1-4,  25-Jan 3 
  Govvernors Island - - - -  0 
  Hayden Plm 'Frontiers'  - !!! 
  Hayden Plm 'Live!' -  - - !!! 
  Instt Stud Ancnt World  - !!! 
  Intrepid Museum  - - - -- !!! 
 *Inwood Astronomy Project  !!! 
  Jupiter Joe's Astronomy - !!! 
  Natl Musm of Mathematics  1 
  New Year's Eve - - - - - 31 
  new Year's in  Times Sq  31 
  NYC-H2O - - - - - - - - - !!! 
  New York Map Society  - - !!! 
  NYU Astrop & Relatvty - - !!! 
  nova Cassiopeiae  - - - -  1-indef30 
 *NYSkies Astronomy Seminar !!! 
  Rock Ctr tree lighting  -  1 
  SciCafe' - - - - -  - - -  1 
  Simons Foundation - - - -  1, 8 
 *Top of the Laawn  - - - - !!! 
  Urban Park Rangers  - - - !!! 

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 Ctr for Space Sci Edu - - info@nyccsse.reading org, www.+nyccsse.org,  
             212-608-6164 
    METRO-NORTH - NY  

  Lamont-Doherty Obsy - - - !!! 
  Mid-Hudson Astro Assn -   3 
  Vassar Collee Obsy  - - - !! 
  Ward Pound Ridge  - - - - SPR 
  Westchester Amat Astro  - !!! 

    NEW JERSEY - NJ  
  A A A of Princeton  - - - !!! 
 *Amat Astro Inc meeting  - !!! 
  *Amat Astro Inc lecture - !!! 
  A S of Toms Rv Area - - - !!! 
  Morris Musm Astro Soc - - !!! 
  NJ Astro Assn sunviewing -  5, 12, 19, 26 
  NJ Astro Assn starviewing  4, 11, 18 
  No Jersey Astro Gp mtg  - !!! 
  No Jersey Astro Gp starvg !!! 
  Peyton Observatory  - - - !!! 
  Plasma pPhysics Lab - - - !!! 
  Rutgers Univ Astro Collqm !!! 
  Rutgers Univ Astro Semnr  !!! 
 *S*T*A*R - - - - - - - - - !!! 
  Schommer Observatory  - - !!! 
 *Sheep Hill Astro Assn - - !!! 
 *Utd Astro Clubs of NJ - - SPR 
 Washington Xing St Pk  - - SPR 
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  Dark Sky Observers - www.users.nac.net/gburke/club  
  Montclair Telescope Club - 973-948-5284,,    
        users.erols.com/njastro/orgs/mtc.htm 
  NW Jersey Amat Astro - www.nwjaa.org, info@nwjaa.org 
  Passaic Co Astro Assn - www.users.nac.net/gburke/PCAA, 973-523-0024 
 *Raritan Vy Co Coll Plm  - www2.raritanval.edu/planetarium  
   Skyland Stargazers  -  skylandstargazers.tripod.com 

    QUEENS - QN  
  York College Observatory - !!! 

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

    THE BRONX - BX 

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Ongoing and continuing events 
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    all day - Governors Island - MH - cultural shows 
        HOURS VARY BY SEASON; INQUIRE AT CONTACT 
        Open all year! Walk and tour thru former military base and 
        new urban park. Shows vary each day or visit by foot or bike. 
        Ferries run every 40 min from   Battery Marine Terml, MH. On 
        weekdays also from Pier 6, BK; and Atlantic Basin, BK. Island 
       is free but ferry fare is $3 RT. Adv regn reqd, no at-door 
        tkts. www.nps.gov/gois, www.govisland.com 
    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  

List of events 
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 # contact for specific instructions. Mind well that local lock- # 
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* * * WITH NEW OMICRON VIRUS THREAT, THERE COULD BE SHORT-NOTICE NEW 
ROUNDS OF LOCKDOWNS AND LIFE RESTRICTIONS. FOLLOW LOCAL NEWS * * * 

wed  1 Dec 
    all day - whole City - MH - comet 2021-A1 (Leonard) 
        Comet 2021-A1 so far is still staying on its anticipated 
        brightness trend. In mid Nov 2021 it reached 18th magn, 
        within reach of small scopes. If 
        behavior continues it may rise to 4th magn by end Dec and 
        Comet is heading toward Sun into strong morning 
        twilight. Orbital elements from CBAT: 
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        Epoch 2022 Jan 21.0 TT = JDT 2459600.5 
        PeriT = 2022 Jan 3.29662 TT 
        PeriAU = 0.6152376            
        ArgPeri = 225.09332 
        AscNode = 255.89585  
        Exc = 1.0000218l 
        Incl = 132.68636  
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     all day - whole City - MH - nova 2021 (V1405) Cassiopwiae 
        Nova Cassiopeiae 2021, official name V1405, during November 
        seems to entering its swan dive. It steadily faded to 9-182 to 
        magn. RA 23h 24m 47.73s, Decl +61d 11m 14.8s (2000). From 
        alp Cas to bet Cas, then one length beyond, 2d S of M52. 
        www.aavso.org 
     16:00 - Natl Musm of Mathematics - MH - scienceshow 
       Also 19:00. 'Mathematical Encounters'. Free, adv regn 
         reqd. 212-542-0566, www.momath.org, info@momath.org 
    17:00 - Simons Foundation - MH - scinece lecture 
         160 5 Av & 21 St. 'The study of wave interactions: where 
        beautiful mathematical ideas come together'. Free, adv regn 
        eqd. 646-654-0066, ww.simonsfoundation.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 - Rockefeller Center - MJ - Christmas tree lighting 
        First lighting of annual Christmas Tree in central plaza, 
        behind Prometheus statue. Tree then after is lighted from dusk 
        to midnight until after new Year's Day. streets around Rock 
        ctr reserved for foot traffic only. Free. Local news media 
    20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing 
        Westport Astro Soc. Rolnick Obsy.  Free. Cancelled for clouds. 
        www.was-ct.org, 203-227-0925 
    21:00 - whole CIty - MH - Globe at Night 
        Thru Dec 4. NYSkies runs its Globe at Night exercise this 
        season while Orion is in sky at nighfall. December 4  
        Dates are: 
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       November 25 - December 4 
        December 25 - January 3 
        January 24 - February 2 
        February 22 - March 3 
        March 23 - April 1 
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        Dates are also in our web, with  full instructions, at 
        www.nyskies.org/gannyc.htm. 

Fri  3 Dec 
     20:00- Lk Taghkanic St Pk - NY - clearsky starviewing 
        Mid-Hudson Astro Assn. West Beach parking lot. Free,  ,        
        cancelled for clouds. Adv regn reqd with vehicle make, 
        model, plate number for park security. `       
         www.mhaa.nidhudsonastro.org 
Sat  4 Dec 
    19:00 - 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             
    19:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting 
        Custer Instt. Indoor program, clearsky starviewing. $5-$15. 
        Varies with program. www.custerobservatory.org, 
        president@custerobservatory.org, 631-765-2626  
    20:30 - Voorhees St Pk - NJ - clearsky starviewing 
         NJ Astro Assn. NJAA-HQ, Robinson Obsy. Iall-outdoor viewining 
        of dtars, no indoor acivity. Free, cancelled for clouds.. 
        www.njaa.org, 908-368-8500 

Sun  5 Dec 
   14:000 - Voorhees St Pk - NJ - clearsky sunviewing 
        NJ Astro Assn. NJAA-HQ, Robinson Obsy. Iall-outdoor viewining 
        of Sun, no indoor aciviry. Free, cancelled for clouds.. 
        www.njaa.org, 908-368-8500 

Wed  8 Dec 
    17:00 - Simons Foundation - MH - scinece lecture 
         160 5 Av & 21 St. 'Complexity, quantum mechanics and the 
        structure of the universe'. Free, adv regn reqd. 
        646-654-0066, ww.simonsfoundation.org 
    20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Dec 1 

Sat 11 Dec 
    19:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing  - See Dec 4 
    19:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - se Dec 4 
    20:00 - New Milford - CT - astronomy lecture  
        McCarthy Obsy, New Miford HS. Indoor lecture, clearsky  
        starviewing. Free. www.mccarthyobservatory.org, 860-354-1595, 
        mccarthyobservatory@gmail.com 
    20:30 - Voorhees St Pk - NJ - clearsky starviewing - see Dec 4 

Sun 12 Dec 
    14:000 - Voorhees St Pk - NJ - clearsky sunviewing - see Dec 5  

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

Sat 18 Dec 
    19:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing  - See Dec 4 
    19:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - se Dec 4 
    20:30 - Voorhees St Pk - NJ - clearsky starviewing - see Dec 4 

Saun 19 Dec 
   14:000 - Voorhees St Pk - NJ - clearsky sunviewing - see Dec 5 

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

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

Fti 24 Dec 
     all day - whole City - MH - Christmas Eve 
         Please check with event contact for session falling on this 
        day by rule or outdated schedule 

Sat 25 Dec 
     all day - whole City - MH - Cheistmas Day 
         Please check with event contact for session falling on this 
        day by rule or outdated schedule 
    21:00 - whole CIty - MH - Globe at Night - see Dec 1 

Sun 26 Dec 
   14:000 - Voorhees St Pk - NJ - clearsky sunviewing - see Dec 5 

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

sat 31 Dec 
     all day - whole City - MH - New Year's Eve 
         Please check with event contact for session falling on this 
        day by rule or outdated schedule 
    18:00 - times Square MH - New Year's Eve celebration 
        CAREFUL THORO PREPARATION IS REQUIRED! ARRIVE IN DAYLIGHT AND 
        STAY ON STATION THRUOUT CELEBRATION! ONCE EMBEDDED IN CROWDS 
        YOU CAN NOT LEAVE UNTIL AFTER MIDNIGHT! DRESS FOR WEATHER AND 
        BRING AMPLE PROVISIONS! FOLLOW APPLICABLE VIRUS! Return 
        of ringing in new year in Times Sq. Virus cancelled event in 
        2020. Music, songs & dance, marry-making, cheer as ball drops 
        above Times Sq. Free. Local news media. 

 Events Skipped This Month 
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  EVENT MAY RESUME AT DIFFERENT PLACE OR HOUR; INQUIRE AT CONTACT 
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  [SPR] SPRING RESUMPTION OF ACTIVITY 
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    17:30 - West Reading - CT - cleatsky starviewing 
        New Pond Farm, obseratory. outdoor clearsky  starviewing. $8, 
        adv regn reqd, cancelled for clouds. www.newpondfarm.org, 
    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 - Jenny Jump St Forest - NJ - Utd A C of NJ mtg 
        UACNJ Obsy. Indoor talk, clearsky starviewing. Free. 
    20;00 - Wash'n X'ing - NJ - clearsky starviewing 
        Amat Astro Assn of Princeton. Simpson Obsy. Free, cancelled 
       for clouds. www.princetonastronomy.org, 609-737-2575, 
       info@princetonastronomy.org 

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 [!!!] ENCOMBERED DUE TO LOCKDOWNS; UNCERTAIN RESUMPTION 
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    all day - whole City - MH - cultural tour 
        VARIOUS LOCATIONS AND TIMES; INQUIRE AT CONTACT 
        NYC-H2O. Walk, bike, ride thru history and culture of NYC 
        muwater system facilities and natural waterways in and near 
        the City.  Events are pay orfree, adn regn reqd. Bike tours 
        need own bike. www.nych2o.org, 
        matt@nych2o.org 
     all day - whole island - LI - clearsky starviewing  
        VARIOUS PLACES, DATES, HOURS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT  
        Amat Obsrs Soc. Sessions convene in parks usually at dusk. 
        Occasional daytime sunviewing. Free. Cancelled for clouds. 
         www.aosny.org, suerose@optonline.net 
    all day - whole City - MH - clearsky starviewing  
        VARIOUS PLACES, DATES, HOURS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT  
        Jupiter Joe's Sidewalk Astronomy. Sessions convene in parks 
        usually at dusk. Occasional daytime sunviewing. Free. `       
        Cancelled for clouds.  www.jupiterjoesastronomy.org, 
        jupiyerjoesastronomy@gmail.com 
    all day - whole City - MH - cultural tours & lectures 
        VARIOUS PLACES, DATES, HOURS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT  
        Urban Park Rangers. Tours of parks, landmarks, nabes, hoods. 
        Lectures on history and culture of NYC. Program varies each 
        month. Free. www.nyc.gov/parks  
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    10:00 - Princeton - NJ - science tour 
        Plasma Physics Lab. Walk thru history and culture of fproject 
        to capture energy from controled hydrogen fusion. Free, adv 
        regn reqd. Have GI photo ID for campus security. 
        www.pppl.gov/events 
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    10:30 - Piscataway - NJ - astronomy lecture 
         Colloquium series. Rutgers Univ, Busch Campus, Astro & Phys 
        Lecture Hall. Free. www.physics.rutgers.edu/colloquium, 
        732-445-3974 

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    11:00 - at home -  NY - Lamont-Doherty Open House 
        Thru Oct 14. At-home interactive visit at geological 
        observatory. No on-site activity, take part via computer. Get 
        tool & specimen kit and computer instructions, Sign up by Oct 
        7 for snail-mailed items to arrive before event. Free,  adv 
        regn reqd. climate.columbia.edu/events/lamont-open-house-home. 

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    13;15 - Unionsale - LI - Amat Obsrs Soc meeting 
         Univ, Berliner Hall. free. www.aosny.org, 
        suerose@optonline.net 
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    13:30 - Piscataway - NJ - astronomy lecture 
        Seminar series. Rutgers Univ, Serin W330. Free. 732-445-3974, 
        www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/seminar 
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    14:00 - Avenues HQ - MH - New York Map Society lecture 
        11 E 26 St, 17th floor. Various topics about map making, 
        cartography, geography.  Free, adv regn reqd. Have GI photo ID 
        for caampus security. www.newyorkmapsociety.org, 
         mapsocietyny@gmail.com 
      14:00 - New York University - MH - astronomy lecture 
        726 Broadway, Rm 940. Various topics in astrophys and 
        relativity. Free. Have GI photo ID for campus security. 
        physics.nyu.edu/events.htm 
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    15:30 - Upton - LI - Summer Sundays science show 
        Brookhaven Natl Lab. Small seminar room. 'What is the Higgs 
        boson hiding?'. Free, have GI photo ID for campussecurity. 
        631- 344-2651, www.bnl.gov/evnts 
    15:30 - Greenwich - CT - Astro Soc of Greenwich meeting 
        Greenwich Audubon Ctr. Free with musm adm. 
        rickbria@optonline.net, 203-415-6762, astrogreenwich.org 

    15:30 - Courant Institute - MH - science lecture 
        Ctr for Atmosp & Ocean Studies. Weaver Hall, 251 Mercer 
        St. Various topics in geophysics and earth science. Free. 
        caos.cims.nyu.edu, shafer@cims.nyu.edu 
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    17:30 - Intrepid Museum - MH - Free Friday show 
        Pier 86 and ship. Exhibits, demos, talks. Clearsky movies 
        and starviewing. Free. www.intrepidmuseum.org 
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    18:00 -Columbia Climate School - MH - science lecture 
        Columbnia Univ, Lerner Hall, Arledge Audm.. 'Sea level rise: 
        Causes, impacts and options for solutions'. Free, adv regn 
        reqd. climate.columbia.edu 
    18:00 - East Meadow - LI -  Amer Instt Aero & Astro lecture 
        Borlli's Restaurant, 1580 Hempstead Tk. Various topics in 
        aeronautics and astronautics.  'The road to space, the next 
        thousand years'. $40, incl dinner, adv regn reqd. 
         516-458-8593, davidparis@twc.com 
    18:00 - Inst Stud Anc World - MH - cultural lecruee 
        15 E 84 St, 5/Madison Av. Various topics on history and 
        culture of ancient societies. Free, adv regn reqd. 
        isaw..nyu.edu, isaw@nyu.edu, 212-992-7800  
    18:00 - Amagansett - LI - astronomy lecture 
        amptons Obsy. Amagansett Library. Indoor talk, clearsky 
        sunviewing. Free. www.montaukobservatory.com 
    18:00 - Columbia University- MH - Ctr for Sci and Soc lecture 
        Fauerweather Hsll, Rm 513. 'The triumph of scientific 
        imagination, 1760-1900'. Free, 
        adv regn reqd. 212-854-7211, scienceandsociety.columbia.edu 
 = = = = = 
     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 
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    18:30 - Hunter College - MH - Amer Instt Archaeolgy lecture 
        Hemmerdinger Screening Room. Various topics on archaeology and 
        anthropology. Free, adv regn reqd. GI photo ID required for 
        campus security. www.aia-nysociety.org, 
        info@aia-nysociety.org  
    18:30 - CUNY Graduate Center - MH -'GC presents' lecture 
        365 5 Av & 34 St. 'Climate change:The effects on coastal 
        environments''. Free, adv regn reqd. 212-817-7000, 
         www.gc.cuny.edu/publicprograms 
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     19:00 - Toms River - NJ - Astro Soc of Toms Rv Area meeting 
        Ocean Co Coll, Novins Planetarium. Free. 
        www.astra-nj.org, 732-255-0343, webmaster@astra-nj.org 
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    19:00 - Hayden Planetarium - MH - 
        'Frontiers' lecture 
         Kayfnamm Thtr. Enter at 81 St/Cntl Pk W. $15, adv regn reqd. 
         212-769-5100, www.amnh.org/programs  
    19:00 - Hayden Planetarium - MH - 'Astronomy live!' lecture 
       Live narrated planetarium show. Enter at 81 St/Cntl Pk W. 
        $15, adv regn reqd. 212-769-5100, www.amnh.org/programs  
    19:00 - New Haven - CT - Astro Soc of New Haven meetinG 
        Yale Univ, Leitner Family Obsy. Indoor talk, clearsky 
        starviewing. Free. www.asnh.org, prez@asnh.org 
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    19:30 - Princeton - NJ - Amat Astro Assn of Princeton meeting 
            Princeton U, Peyton Hall. Free. 
www.princetonastronomy.org, 
        609-737-2575, info@princetonastronomy.org 
   19:30 - Boonton - NJ - Sheep Hill Astro Assn meeting  
        Boonton Senior Ctr. Free. www.sheephillastro.org, 
        contacts@sheephillastro.org, wwestura@optonline.net 
    19:30 - Pleasantville - NY - Westchester Amat Astro meeting 
        Pace Univ, Lienhard Hall, Free. 
        www.westchesterastronomers.org, 
        waa-president@westchesterastronomers.org 
    19:30 - Stony Brook - LI - astronomy lecture                     
        SUNY Stony Brook, Earth & Spc Sci Hall. Indoor lecture, 
        clearsky starviewing. Free. www.ess.sunysb.edu/astro, 
        631-632-8100, slutterbie@notes.cc.sunysb.edu 
    19:30 - Morristown - NJ - Morris Museum Astro Soc meeting  
        Morris Museum. Free. 973-386-1848, 973-386-1848,, 
        www.morrismuseum.org/astro-society, info@morrismusem.org, 
        ckkrish@gmail.com, www.mmastrosociety.org 
    19:30 - Staten Is Community TV - SI - science show 
        100 Cable Way, Mariners Hr SI. 'Geology forum' Live audience, 
        seating at 19:30, on air at 20:00. Free. www.sictv.org, 
        718-727-1414 
      19:30 - Torrington - CT - Litchfield Hills Amat Astro Club mtg 
        Central Congregational Church. Free. lhastro.org, 
        lhastro@gmail.com 
   19:30 - New Brittain - CT - Astro Soc of Gtr . meeting 
        Central CT St Univ, Copernicus Plm. Free. www.asgh.org, 
        860-872-9069, pparkerrs@cs.com 
    19:30 - Pleasantville - NY - Westchester Amat Astro meeting  
        Pace Univ, Wilcox Hall, Free.    
        www.westchesterastronomers.org, 
        waa-president@westchesterastronomers.org 
    19:30 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc meeting 
        Union Co Coll, Sperry Obsy. Indoor talk, clearsky  
        starviewing. Free. www.asterism.org 
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    20:00 - Inwood Hill Park - MH cleasky starviewing 
        OCCASIONAL EXTRA SESSIONS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT  
        Inwood Astronomy Project. Meet at park entrance, Seaman Av 
        & Isham St. Free. Cancelled for clouds. 917-529-2359 
         www.inwoodastronomy.org, jasonskendall@gmail.com 
     20:00 - Uniondale - LI - clearsky starviewing 
        Hofstra University,Berliner Bdg, Rm 117. Free, 
        adv regn reqd. Cancelled for clouds. 516-463-2759, 
        www.hofstra.edu/Academics, observatory@hofstra.edu 
    20:00 - Princeton - NJ - clearsky starviewing 
        Princeton Univ, Peyton Hall. Free. Cancelled for clouds 
        www.astro.princeton.edu/observatory/publicobserving.php, 
        jeg@astro.princeton.edu, lee@astro.princeton.edu 
    20:00 - Upper Montclair - NJ - clearsky starviewing 
         No Jersey Astro Gp meeting. Montclair St Univ, Richardson 
        Hall Free, cancelled for clouds. njastro.org, 973-655-7266 
    20:00 - Upper Montclair - NJ - No Jersey Astro Gp meeting 
        Montclair St Univ, Richardson Hall, Room 232. Free. 
        njastro.org, 973-655-7266 
    20:00 - Middletown - CT - clearsky starviewing 
        Astro Soc of Gtr Hartford, Wesleyan U, Van Vleck Obsy. Free. 
        cancelled for clouds. www.asgh.org, 860-872-9069, 
        pparkerrs@cs.com 
    20:00 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting 
        Vanderbilt Plm. Free. asliastronomy@yahoo.com, 
        www.asliclub.org 
    20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing 
        PLUS OCCASIONAL EXTRA SESSIONS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT  
        Top of the Lawn. North path of Great Lawn. Free. Cancelled for 
        clouds. tags_p@yahoo.com, www.nyskies.org, nyskies@nyskies.org 
    20:00 - Danbury - CT - astronomy lecture 
        Westn Conn St Uv, Obsy/Plm. Indoor planetarium show, 
        clearsky starviewing. Free. www.wcsu.edu/starwatch, 
       203-837-8671, dawsond@wcsu.edu 
    20:00 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc lecture 
         Union Co Coll, Smith Audm. Indoor talk, clearsky 
       starviewing. Free. www.asterism.org 
     20:00 - Lincroft - NJ - S*T*A*R meeting 
        Brookdale Commty Coll, Mommouth Museum. Free. 
        www.starastronomy.org, s-walters@comcast.net York College - QN 
    20:00 - Middletown - CT - clearsky starviewing 
        MEETS ONLY DURING CLASSES; INQUIRE AT CONTACT 
        Wesleyan U, Van Vleck Obsy. Free, cancelled for clouds. 
        860-685-3664, www.wesleyan.edu/astro/events 
    20;00 - York College - QN - astronomy lecture . 
        Core Academic Bdg, Rm AC-2E01. Indoor lecture, clearsky 
        starviewing. Free, adv regn reqd. 718-262-2082,  
        www.york.cuny.edu/centers-institutes/observatory, 
   19:00 - Columbia University - MH - astronomy lecture 
          Pupin Hall, signs to lecture room. Indoor lecture, clearsky 
         starviewing. Free. outreach-admin@astro.columbia.edu, 
         www.astro.columbia.edu/outreach, 212-854-3278 
    20:00 - Bell House - BK - Secret Science Club meeting  
        OCCASIONAL SESSIONS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT 
        149 7 St, 2/3 Av. Lecture and music on various science  
        topics. Free. secretscienceclub.blogspot.com, 718-638-4400, 
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   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 - Piscataway - NJ - clearsky starviewng 
        Rutgers Univ,`Schommer Obsy. Free. Cancelled for clouds.  
        732-205-0020, www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/ast-serin.html  
        pryor@physics.rutgers.edu    
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    21:00 - Greenwich - CT - clearsky starviewing 
        Astro Soc of Greenwich. Curtis Elem Schl, Bowman Obsy. Free. 
        Cancelled for clouds. rickbria@optonline.net, 203-415-6762. 
        astrogreenwich.org 
    21:00 - Poughkeepsie - NY - clearsky starviewing 
        MEETS ONLY DURING CLASSES; INQUIRE AT CONTACT 
        Vassar College, Observatory. Free. Cancelled for clouds. 
        physicsandastronomy.vassar.edu/observatory.html, 
        845-437-7340 

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General news 
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    Some astronomy centers plan to continue their remote access events 
thru the winter. When these were in-person activities they were 
suspended due to winter travel hassles and hazards and Please inquire 
at event contact for latest news. 
    Astro Soc of Toms Rv Area seems to have web trouble. Address 
bounces with a 500 error. I left ASTRA events in '!!!' section. 
    Now at yearend is a chance for NYC Events members to review their 
web and other promotions. Still, more than a year after the initial 
/coronavirus began, some webs are ridiculously ediurnate. Please do a 
thoro clean up, removing obsolete  material, stating clearly visitor 
rules, clarifying procedure for remote access events.
    Please be aware of club and personal legal liability when enforcing 
virus rules. New York City had several nasty incidents -- so far+ with 
an astronomy event -- when a venus turned away offended visitors. Mind 
well that a grievance can be applied to all parties, even if your club 
merely avails of the premises and did not directly intervene with the 
visitor. Discuss the potential situations with your legal advisor. 
    The shutdown of Princeton Club, scholarly club for affiliates of 
princeton Univ, noted in 'City news' illustrates casualties falling 
from coronavirus and lockdown. It could be that some astronomy orgs 
died during these episodes and may not again revive. 
    Simons foundation resumed in-person lectures at its offices. They 
start at 17h, like previously, with no mention of smacks before talk. 
Assume mask & vax entry. Se December 1 & 8. 

City news
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    Eric Adams won NYC mayor election on Nov 2. He earned ~70% of 
votes against 30% for rival Curtis Sliwa.~  Minor candidates earned 
~1% of votes. Adams assembled transition team and will study existing 
problems of City before making any major changes. 
    NYPD tailed a helicopter tat landed in Crown Hts on Nov 4  ~13:30 
in vacant lot at Troy Av & Carroll St, Crown Hts BK, to pick up two 
riders. Police were alerted by 911 and sent chopper in pursuit.
The suspect craft flew to Lakewood NJ airport here the riders got off. 
US FAA is looking into situation. 
    Frank Morano's radio talk sow on Nov 19 hosted Dr sky for live 
narration of lunar eclipse. They took call-in questions and gave tips 
on features to look for in the eclipse. Thanksgiving parade on Nov 25 
was essentially a return-to-normal event. Sunny cool weather let 
balloon fly at full height. a couple new balloons this year, joining 
many old favorites. some one million spectators watched along route, 
Amer Musm Natl Hist to Macy's store in Herald Sq. 
    On Nov 12 US 5th Cur Ct voided US OSHA rule for all non-govt 
entities of >= 100 employees to compel vaxing, else face high fines.  
Firms must lay off nonvaxed workers as at 2022 Jan 4. Ct noted OSHA 
had no authority for rule, which it found patently defective in law. 
    Princeton Club, near Bryant Pk MH, closed its doors on Oct 27. 
Club defaulted on irs offices's mortgage and bank moved for auction. 
2020 coronavirus and 2021 lockdown caused ~1/3 of its 6,000 members to 
drop out. Resulting financial shortfall, altho Club could pay its 
running costs, forced loss of mortgage. 
    'John Bachelor show', WOR radio  10AM in NYC, on Nov 26 discussed 
book 'Voyages: The settlement of the Pacific'. It traced development 
of celestial navigation by natives in South Pacific.  They shared some 
techniques with British explorers and learned geographic mapping. 
    NYS Gov Hochul on Nov 26 called new coronavirus emergency to 
respond to newly found omicron variant of virus. No new rules against 
civil life but she told health resources to gear p for potential 
upturn in cases. As at Nov 28 there were no p,omicron cases in NYS. 
    Curtis Sliwa returned to WABC radio 770AM after stepping out to 
run for NYC mayor. He lost to Eric Adams. Sliwa airs on Sundays 15h-
17h and 22h-01h on Monday. first show was Nov 14. 
    On Nov 19 the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library announced 
that the Roosevelt statue of Amer Musm Natl Hist will be set yp at the 
Library, Medora ND. The statue shows Roosevelt on horse with Native-
american & African-American walking beside him. It was installed at 
the Musm in 1940.  In  June 2021  Musm and City offered  it for 
relocation . 

Sky news 
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    November 2022 was a mixed month for observing. Nights were of two 
extremes: cloud/rain or clear. No haze, moisture, mist. One night, the 
22-23, was extra dark and clear with 5th magn transparency over NYC. 
Other clear nights rated 3-182 to 4th.
    The autumn Milky Way season ends on Nov 30 with no reported 
sightings. Sky in clear was never a candidate quality or the brightest 
Milky Way reaches were too low in W-NW. We did get good views of the 
lunar eclipse on the 19th, depending on location in NYSkies. Strong 
chilly wind pushed clouds eastward from region, letting NJ and W 
MteroNorth see all or most of eclipse. clouds cleared over MH just 
before maximum phase. They departed in BK, QN, LI after maximum, 
leaving only the exit phases for observers.  As at issue time GaN 
scored total or mostly cloud with no stars visible. 
    Globe at Night in NYSkies scored low transparency for Oct 26-Nov 3 
due to adverse weather. Nov 4 & 5 had moderate scores under clearing 
sky. No aurora reports in NYSkies while remote areas of US, and north 
enjoyed good displays. 
    domr readers witnessed daylight savings time fall back to standard 
time on Nov 7. They watched cellphone or network clocks step thru the 
minutes of 01h and then suddenly after 01:59 the time snapped back to 
01h. Others enjoyed the time shift with TV/radio reruns during the 01h 
period.
   Several small tornados scoured Long Island during storms on Nov 13 
mid afternoon. Substantial structural damage and uprooted trees  where 
twisters touched down between skips, but no deaths or serious injuries 
reported. Tornados included: 
    * woodmere, Hempstead, Uniondale, Levittown
    * Shirley, Manorville 
   * Remsenvurg, Westhampton 
    * East islip, Oakdale 
 ll were strength 0 or 1, with ~160KPH wind. 
    NYSkiers, others, got good views of Nov 19 lunar eclipse after 
strong chilly wind shoved off obscuring clouds. Clouds moved away  
from W to E.NJ & Catskills saw most of eclipse; NYC got eclipse views 
quite at maximum phase; BK & LI lost maximum but watched umbra leave 
Moon in dawn. Eclipse came into view for me at ~04:30 EST. Umbra was 
dark red with definite edge. sky was dark and clear, yielding Globe at 
Night transparency of 4th magnitude. 
    Comet 2021-A1 rose to 8th magn during Nov, within range of small 
scopes. While hopefully continuing to brighten it slides into strong 
morning twilight. Elements from CBAT: 
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        Epoch 2022 Jan 21.0 TT = JDT 2459600.5 
        PeriT = 2022 Jan 3.29662 TT 
        PeriAU = 0.6152376            
        ArgPeri = 225.09332
        AscNode = 255//.89585  
        Exc = 1.0000218l 
        Incl = 132.68636  
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    Intl Earth rotatn Svc reminds that there is NO leapsecond added at 
end of 2021 December 31. TAI - UTC remains -37s since 2017 January 1.   
    Occultation of eta Leo on Dec 23 late night. Details for New York: 
     =============================================== 
   E. Lon -073d 59m 42.0s, Lat +40d 45 m 6.0s,  Alt 17m, EST = UT - 5h 
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  UT date-hour P star mag %ill eln Sun alt-az cusp pos ver 
  ------------ - ---- ---- --- --- --- ------ ---- --- ------- ----
 Dec 24  2 50 d   1484 3.5  78- 124 -- 10  77 -78S 119 169 
 Dec 24  3 51 R   1484 3.5  78- 124 -- 22  86 +75S 272 324
    1484 = eta Leonis
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  UT time: month, day, hour, minute. EST = UT - 5h, EDST = UT - 4h 
    P: D, disappearance; R, reappearance; G, graze; M, miss 
  star: Zodiacal Catalog star with common name under each entry 
  mag: visual magnitude of star, combined if multiple 
  %ill: percent illuminated lunar disc;; +, waxing, - waning 
  eln: elonagtion from Sun along ecliptic. Direction implied by %ill 
  Sun: altitude of Sun if twilight or dayllight; blank for night 
  alt-az: atlitude & azimuth of Moon 
  cusp: angle around limb from N/S cusp; + on bright side; -, dark 
  pos: angle CCW around limb from celestial north 
  ver: angle CCW around limb from zenith or 12 o'clock on limb 
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    First frost of 2021-2022 winter season in NYC came in night of Nov 
22-23. Temps touched 0C thruout City, dipped to -1C in some parts. 
Generally temps in NYSkies were in preceding days in mid 0Cs with 
outlying regions getting frost. 
    Ultra clear dark night on Nov 22-23 duw to onset of first frost. 
Transp fell to 5th magn in City, 5-6 else where in NYSkies. Summer 
reach of  Milky Way already set, precluding any sightings. Definite 
peppering in Cas, Per, Aur, but no actual MW bad reported.