NYC EVENTS FOR JULY 2020 ----------------------- John Pazmino NYSkies Astronomy In+c email@example.com 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 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 'firstname.lastname@example.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). Coronavirus --------- During June 2020 in NYSkies the fear of coronavirus was kicked out of the box. The crowds of demonstrators, each chanting its own cause, gathered and paraded with almost no attempt to curb coronavirus violations. On June 23 a protest camp set up in City Hall Park, much like Occupy Wall Street, with food service, tents, hammocks, all with no regard to ocoronavirus hazard. At first some agitators claimed the unchecked mobs will cause a sudden burst of new coronavirus cases. This could reverse the easing of restrictions. In the stead, coronavirus deaths fell to the lowest levels since records begin in March 2020! By late June the City and surrounds were in phase 2 or 3, by criteria in each NY-NJ-CT state. Additional categories of businesses and services are open. More activity away from home is allowed. Astronomy still is suppressed because their centers and venues remain closed for at least an other month. Notice about coronavirus affects vary widely. Some examples are * Normal events page with no new events after March 2020 * Normal events page with events blanked out * Normal events page with new events flagged as cancelled * Normal home page with banner about coronavirus affects * Normal home page with link to coronavirus news page The prevalent cause for cancelled events is closing of the event venue, such as museum, park, college. A few astronomy centers have their own clubhouse or observatory, but it is located in a host host property, itself shutdown. In almost all cases of event suspension, the duration is in force 'until further notice'. With summer weather coming in mid June, most medics believe the virus, like others, will die away. Being outdoors in sunlight lets solar UV kill the virus, at least on clothing. Those who do get 'sniffles' or other weak symptoms seem to get over them with normal flu remedies. Severe cases in hospitals get far more effective treatment, avoiding the 'death tubes' of a ventilator. General notes ----------- / '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 -------------------- Plain dates are in current month; -, previous month; +, next month. #, NYSkies Astronomy Seminar Moon phase: .NM., .FQ), (FM), (LQ. Sunset is noted for each Saturday --------------------------------- Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat sunset --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---------- -.28) -29 -30 1 2 3 (4) 20:31 5 6 7 8 9 10# 11 20:28 (12. 13 14 15 16 17# 18 20:24 19 .20. 21 22 23 24 25 20:18 26 .27) 28 29 30 31 +1 20:11 ---------------------------------------------- Index of Events / ------------- * = 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' seciton, '!!!' = entry in 'skipped, suspended due to coronavirus ------- ----------------------------------------------- BROOKLYN - BK Astronomy on Tap - - - - !!! *Floyd Bennett Field - - - !!! Secret Science Club - - - !!! CONNECTICUT - CT *A S of Gtr Hartford - - AUT Astro Soc of Greenwich - AUT *Astro Soc of New Haven - AUT Bowman Observatory - - - AUT *Litchfield Hills AAC mtg AUT *Litchfield Hills lecture !!! *McCarthy Observatory - - !!! New Pond Farm - - - - - - !!! Stamford Observatory - - !!! *Van Vleck Obsy (ASGH) - !!! Van Vleck Obsy (WU) - - - AUT Western CT St Univ Obsy - AUT *Westport Astro Soc mtg - !!! *Westport Astro Soc starvg !!! ------------------------- Boothe Meml Astro Soc - 203-377-9933, www.facebook.com/Boothe-Memorial-Astronomical-Society LONG ISLAND - LI *Amateur Observers Soc - - AUT *Amat Obsrs Soc starviewing!!! Amer Instt Aero & Astro - AUT Astro Soc of Long Island !!! Brookhaven National Lab - !!! Custer Institute - - - - !!! Hofstra Univ Obsy - - - AUT Hmaptons Observatory - - !!! PubSci - - - - - - - - - !!! SUNY Stony Brook - - - - AUT *Susan Rose Observatory - !!! MANHATTAN - MH Alternate Side Parking - 1 *Amat Astro Assn starvwg - AUT *Amat Astro Assn lecture - !!! Amer Instt Archarology - AUT Amer Musm Natl Hist - - - !!! Ctr for Atmosp Ocean Sci AUT Ctr for Science & Society AUT Central Pk (Great Lawn) - !!! *Columbia Univ Obsy - - - AUT Earth Institute - - - - - AUT GC Presents - - - - - - - AUT Governors Island - - - - !!! Hayden Plm 'Frontiers' - AUT Hayden Plm 'Live!' - - - AUT Independence Day - - - - 4 Instt Stud Ancnt World - AUT Intrepid Museum - - - - - !!! *Inwood Astronomy Project !!! Jupiter Joe's Astronomy - !!! Manhattanhenge - - - - - 9-11 Natl Musm of Mathematics !!! NYC-H2O - - - - - - - - - !!! New York Map Society - - AUT NYU Astrop & Relatvty - - AUT *NYSkies Astronomy Seminar !!! Pi Day - - - - - - - - - 22 SciCafe' - - - - - - - - !!! Simons Foundation - - - - AUT SpaceX NYC - - - - - - - !!! *Top of the Laawn - - - - !!! Urban Park Rangers - - - !!! ------------------------------- Ctr for Space Sci Edu - - email@example.com, www.nyccsse.org, 212-608-6164 n METRO-NORTH - NY Bear Mountain - - - - - - !!! Lamont-Doherty Obsy - - - AUT Mid-Hudson Astro Assn - - !!! Rockland Astro Club - - - AUT Vassar College Obsy - - - AUT Ward Pound Ridge - - - - !!! Westchester Amat Astro - AUT NEW JERSEY - NJ A A A of Princeton - - - AUT *Amat Astro Inc meeting - !!! *Amat Astro Inc lecture - AUT A S of Toms Rv Area - - - !!! McDowell Observatory - - AUT Morris Musm Astro Soc - - !!! New Jersey Astro Assn - - AUT North Bergen Viaduct - - 0 No Jersey Astro Gp mtg - !!! No Jersey Astro Gp starvg !!! Peyton Observarory - - - !!! Plasma Physics Lab - - - !!! Rutgers Univ Astro Collqm AUT Rutgers Univ Astro Semnr AUT *S*T*A*R - - - - - - - - - AUT Schommer Observatory - - !!! *Sheep Hill Astro Assn - - !!! *Sheep Hill Observatory - !!! *Utd Astro Clubs of NJ - - !!! Washington Xing St Pk - - !!! ----------------------------- 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, firstname.lastname@example.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 'Science on Screen' - - !!! 'Space Odyssey' exhibit - !!! York College Observatory AUT REST OF WORLD STATEN ISLAND - SI Coll of Staten Is Obsy - AUT Great Kills Park - - - - !!! Staten Is Community TV - !!! THE BRONX - BX ============================= Ongoing and continuing events -------------------------- all day - North Brgen Viaduct - NJ - road closings and rebuild Thru end 2020. One lane in each direction is closed during major rebuild of viaduct on NJ495 between NJ Tpk and Lincoln Tnl. Buses have priority on remaining lanes. On-off ramps for local street close from time to time. www.restorenj495.com List of Events ------------ Wed 1 Jul all day - whole City - MH - alternate Side arking changes Beginning Une 28 NYC's ASP regimen changes. Parked cars must be shifted side to side on street only once per week. The day for each street is the last day listed on current ASP signs. Other days are no longr enforced. sat 4 Jul all day - whole City - MH - Independence Day Please check with event contact for session falling on this day by rule or outdated schedule Thu 9 Jul VIEWING MAY BE IMPEDED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS 20:00 - Manhattan grid - MH - Manhattanhenge Thru 11 Jul. Sun sets in line with E-W streets within Manhattan gridiron. Requires clear view along street to horizon in NJ. www.nyskies.org/articles/pazmino/stone-ny.htm Wed 22 Jul all day - whole City - MH - Pi Day Mar 14 & Jul 22. Reflect and contemplate about the number 'pi'. Dates are roug value of 'pi', 3.14 and 22/7. Ask at local astronomy center for possible festivities and celebrations. Events Skipped This Month ----------------------- EVENT MAY RESUME AT DIFFERENT PLACE OR HOUR; INQUIRE AT CONTACT -------------------------------------- -------------------------------------- [AUT] aUTUMN RESUMPTION OF ACTIVITY -------------------------------------- 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+ 13;15 - unionsale - LI - Amat Obsrs Soc meeting Hofstra Univ, Berliner Hall. free. www.aosny.org, email@example.com 13:30 - Piscataway - NJ - astronomy lecture Seminar series. Rutgers Univ, Serin W330. Free. 732-445-3974, www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/seminar 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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, email@example.com 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 Center. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org, 203-415-6762. astrogreenwich.org 16:15 - Simons Foundation - MH - scinece lecture 160 5 Av & 21 St. 'The quest for the ideal glass'. Tea 16:15, lecture 17:00. Free, adv regn reqd. 646-654-0066, ww.simonsfoundation.org 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, email@example.com 18:00 - Earth Institute - MH - science lecture Columbnia Univ, Lerner Hall, Arledge Audm.. 'Sea level rise: Causes, impacts and options for solutions'. Free, adv regn reqd. ei.columbia.edu 18:00 - Palisades - NY - science lecture Lamont-Doherty Earth Obsy, Monell audm. 'Climate, carbon ``` ` dioxide, and sea level: Past is prologue'. Free, 845-365-8634, www.ldeo.columbia.edu, 845-365-8988 18:00 - 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-992-7800 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 18:00 - Bethpage - LI - Amer Instt Aero & Astro lecture Hofstra Univ, Breslin Hall, rm216 . Various topics in aeronautics and astronautics. 'Observations from the Apollo LM to the Shuttlre and ISS, and beyond'. Free, $7 opt pizza-soda, adv regn reqd.718-812-2727, email@example.com 18:15 - Amer Musm Natl Hist - MH - Amat Astro Assn lecture Kaufmann Theater. Free, no musm adm fee. 718-522-5014, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.aaa.org 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, email@example.com 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 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 - 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 - lyndhurst - NJ - clearsky starviewing Ctr for Enviro & Sci Edu, McDowell Obsy. Free. cancelled for clouds. Requires climbing narrow spiral stairs into domw. www.njsea.com/observatory, firstname.lastname@example.org, 201-460-1700 19:00 - Uniondale - LI - clearsky starviewing Hofstra University,Berliner Bdg, Rm 117. Free, adv regn reqd. Cancelled for clouds. 516-463-2759, www.hofstra.edu/Academics, email@example.com 19:30 - Suffern - NY - RRockland Astronomy Club meeting Rockalnd Commty Coll, main bldg. Free. www.rocklandastronomy.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 19:30 - Pleasantville - NY - Westchester Amat Astro meeting Pace Univ, Lienhard Hall, Free. www.westchesterastronomers.org, email@example.com Sat 8 Feb 19:30 - Torrington - CT - Litchfield Hills Amat Astro Club mtg Central Congregational Church. Free. lhastro.org, firstname.lastname@example.org 19:30 - New Brittain - CT - Astro Soc of Gtr Hartford meeting Central CT St Univ, Copernicus Plm. Free. www.asgh.org, 860-872-9069, email@example.com 19:30 - New Haven - CT - Astro Soc of New Haven meetinG Yale Univ, Leitner Family Obsy. Indoor talk, clearsky starviewing. Free. www.asnh.org, firstname.lastname@example.org 19:30 - Princeton - NJ - Amat Astro Assn of Princeton meeting Princeton U, Peyton Hall. Free. www.princetonastronomy.org, 609-737-2575, email@example.com 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 - Coll of Staten Is - SI - clearsky starviewing Astrophys Obsy. Free, cancelled for clouds. 718-982-2818, csivc.csi.cuny.edu/supernove7/files/home.html, 718-892-3259, firstname.lastname@example.org 20:00 - Columbia University - MH - astronomy lecture Pupin Hall, signs to lecture room. Indoor lecture, clearsky starviewing. Free. email@example.com, www.astro.columbia.edu/outreach, 212-854-3278 20:00 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc lecture Union Co Coll, Smith Audm. Indoor talk, clearsky starviewing. Free. www.asterism.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, descent 20:00 - Lincroft - NJ - S*T*A*R meeting Brookdale Commty Coll, Mommouth Museum. Free. www.starastronomy.org, firstname.lastname@example.org 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, 20:30 - Voorhees St Pk - NJ - NJ Astro Assn meeting NJAA-HQ, Robinson Obsy. Indoor lecture, clearsky starviewing. Free. www.njaa.org, 908-368-8500 -------------------------------------- [???] UNCERTAIN RESUMPTION OF ACTIVITY -------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------- [!!! SUSPENDED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS; UNCERTAIN RESUMPTION -------------------------------------------------------- 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. email@example.com, 718-522-5014, www.aaa.org all day - whole City - MH - Weekend Walks street fairs all day - Governors Island - MH - cultural shows Thru 31 Oct. Island is open every day, 10h-20h. From May 24 thru Aug 30, Fri-Sat, 10h-22h. Walk and tour thru former military base and new urban park. Shows vary each day or visit by foot or bike. Ferries run every 1/2 hr 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.govisland.com all day - Musm Moving Imnage - QN - '2oo1:' exhinit Thru Jul 18. 36-01 35 Av (Astoria). '2001: A space odyssey'. Props, customes, models, A/V sorts, ephemridalia, posters. Certain days show '2001: A space odyssey' film. $15 adm, $25 adm +film. www.novingimage.us, 718-777-6888. all day - Amer Musm Natl Hist - MH - 'Nature of color' exhibit Thru 2021 august. 4th floor. Explore light, wavelength, vision, pigments, radiation, sprctra. $28 adm & exh. 212769-5100, www.ammh.org/exhibitions/color 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, firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 - 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 = = = = = 16:00 - Natl Musm of Mathematics - MH - science show Also 19:00. 'Mathematical Encounters'. Free, adv regn reqd. 212-542-0566, www.momath.org, email@example.com = = = = = 17:30 - Intrepid Museum - MH - Free Friday show Pier 86 and ship. Exhibits, demos, talks. Clearsky movies and starviewing. Free. www.intrepidmuseum.org = = = = = 18:00 - Shalel Lounge - MH - SpaceX NYC meeting 65 W 70 St, Amsterdam Av. Fiscussion on space industry and development. Free, opt meal/drink. www.meetup.com/SpaceX-NYC 18;00 - Musm Moving Imnage - QN - 'Science on screen' cinema 36-01 35 Av (Astoria). 'Women on the Moon'. $15. www.novingimage.us, 718-777-6888. 18:00 - Amagansett - LI - astronomy lecture Montauk Obsy. Amagansett Library. Indoor talk, clearsky sunviewing. Free. www.montaukobservatory.com = = = = = 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 19:00 - Patchoque - LI- PubSci show Brookhaven Natl Lab, Blue Point Brewing Co, 225 W Main St. 'The quantum revolution'. Free, opt meal/drink. email@example.com,vwww.bnl.gov/pubsci, 19:00 - West Reading - CT - clearsky starviewing New Pond Farm, obseratory. $10, adv regn reqd. cancelled for clouds. www.newpondfarm.org, 203-938-2117 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 = = = = = 19:15 - 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.nidhudsonastronomy.org = = = = = 19:30 - Boonton - NJ - Sheep Hill Astro Assn meeting Boonton Senior Ctr. Free. www.sheephillastro.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com 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 - Morristown - NJ - Morris Museum Astro Soc meeting Morris Museum. Free. 973-386-1848, 973-386-1848,, www.morrismuseum.org/astro-society, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com 19:30 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc meeting Union Co Coll, Sperry Obsy. Indoor talk, clearsky starviewing. Free. www.asterism.org = = = = = 20:00 - Litchfield - CT - Litchfield Hills A A C lecture White Meml Consrvn Ctr. Free. Indoor lecture, clearsky starviewing. firstname.lastname@example.org, lhastro.org 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, email@example.com 20:00 - Floyd Bennett Field - BK - clearsky starviewing Community Garden. NYSKies & Natl Park Svc. Free. Cancelled for clouds. www.nyskies.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com 20:00 - Boonton - NJ - clearsky starviewing Sheep Hill Astro Assn Obsy, Free. Cancelled for clouds. sheephillastro.otg, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com 20:00 - Greenwich - CT - clearsky starviewing Astro Soc of Greenwich. Curtis Elem Schl, Bowman Obsy. Free. Cancelled for clouds. firstname.lastname@example.org, 203-415-6762. , astrogreenwich.org 20:00 - Princeton - NJ - clearsky starviewing Princeton Univ, Peyton Hall. Free. Cancelled for clouds www.astro.princeton.edu/observatory/publicobserving.php, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com 20:00 - Westport - CT - Westport Astro Soc meeting Rolnick Obsy. Free. www.was-ct.org, 203-227-0925 20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing Westport Astro Soc. Rolnick Obsy. Free. Cancelled for clouds. www.was-ct.org, 203-227-0925 20:00 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting Vanderbilt Plm. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.asliclub.org 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 - Wash'n X'ing - NJ - clearsky starviewing Amat Astro Assn of Princeton. Simpson Obsy. Free, cancelled for clouds. www.princetonastronomy.org, 609-737-2575, email@example.com 20:00 - Ward Pound Ridge - NY - clearsky starviewing Westchester Amat Astro. Meadows Picnic Area. Free. Cancelled for clouds. firstname.lastname@example.org www.westchesterastronomers.org, 20:00 - Way Station Pub - BK - Astronomy on Tap meting 683 Washington Av & Prospect Pl (Prospect Hts). Informal astronomy discussion in pub setting. Free, one drink purchase reqd. astronomyontap.org/locatons/new-york-city 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 - Bear Mountain - NY - clearsky starviewing Rockland Astro Club. Anthony Wayne Rec Area, picnic field. Free, cancelled for clouds. www.rocklandastronomy.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, email@example.com, 631-765-2626 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 - Upper Montclair - NJ - No Jersey Astro Gp meeting Montclair St Univ, Richardson Hall, Room 232. Free. njastro.org, 973-655-7266 jjj 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. email@example.com, www.nyskies.org, firstname.lastname@example.org 20:00 - Bell House - BK - Secret Science Club meeting OCCASIONAL SESSIONS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT 149 7 St, 2/3 Av. Lecture and music on various science topics. Free. secretscienceclub.blogspot.com, 718-638-4400, 20:00 - Stamford - CT - astronomy lecture Stamford Obsy. $5. Indoor lecture, clearsky starviewing. starviewing also called off for outdoor temp < -6C. 203-322-6537, www.stamfordmuseum.org email@example.com 20:00 - New Milford - CT - astronomy lecture McCarthy Obsy, New Miford HS. Indoor lecture, clearsky starviewing. Free. www.mccarthyobservatory.org, 860-354-1595, firstname.lastname@example.org = = = = = 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 email@example.com = = = = = General News ---------- I removed the Weekend Walks because it is supplanted by th City's Open Streets program. This closed blocks or clusters from motor traffic all over the City. They give more room for interpersonal spacing while the coronavirus pandemic lingers. Many Open Streets ae in retail districts, where they function as as Weekend Walks. As at late June some 65 kilometers in about 100 blocks are in the program, with up to 160 kilometers laid out by yearend. I removed the entry for coronavirus since it is discussed in the preamble section above the monthly calendar. Please be considerate of other people and continue to follow mitigation guidance. The World Trade Center station on PATH (H&M) reopened for weekend service on June 6, about 6 months ahead of schedule! It was closed on weekends for repairs of damage caused by hurricane Dandy. The NYC transit shutdown ended on June 22 with the City's shift to phase 2 of recovery. Subways resumed their legendary 24/7 service. Trains are now disinfected by hard UV radiation in the depots. Buses are still free because you enter thru the rear doors and sit in the rear section, away from the driver. Front section is roped off as reminder. A;tho there are lots of '!!!' entries, please do inquire at their contacts for latest news. During July they could announce restored function. City News ------- NYSkies Astronomy Seminar for June 5 and 19 were cancelled. McBurney House, our host, was still closed for coronavirus concerns. On June 23 Metro North sector of NYSkies moved into phase 3 coronavirus recovery. LI's turn was on the 24th. More categories of businesses open, limited indoor activities allowed. Most astronomy venues remain closed. NYC Mayor deBlasio on Jun 23 described Macy's 4th of July fireworks show. It has five 10-minute shows, one per night in each boro from Jun 29 thru Jul 2. They are filmed and telecast on the 4th for home viewing. Je vaguely mentioned 'light-show' performed on Empire State Bldg on the 4th. I put into out web a mass upgraded file for the 'Cosmological models' section. It's at www.nyskies.org/cosmomod/thermody.htm It rectifies and amplifies the earlier notes on thermodynamics for astronomy. I put a new file into our web to explain and clarify some features of maths applicable to home astronomers. It's at www.nyskies.org/articles/pazmino/math-ops.htm i started it as an upgrade of notes in 'cosmological models' ut found it is better set out as a separate main piece. TV show 'Are you smarter than a fifth grader?' on May 30 had math/sci questions. Fill-in: What is the name of the land that later broke up into continents?; answer 'Pangea'. Fill-in: How many dimensions are in a square unit?; answer '2'. On June 2 I suffered a balky computer display. Screen started blacking out frequently , severely interrupting my work. I ordered, thanks to my sister's help with her computer, a new unit. It arrived on June 5th. The old monitor, not reparable, was scrapped. NYSkies went thru several demonstrations, at first reacting ti the George Flyod incident. Many turned into unrest and lawless behavior, with looting and rioting, in all boros. One protest scene was in 14th St, outside our meeting room! We were never in danger because there was no meeting during the protest days. NJ Gov Murphy on June 10 called off stay-home rules and allowed small indoor gatherings. Size limitation could accept many astronomy club meetings. NYC went into phase 2 recovery on June 22. Limited outdoor dining and other activities, interior shopping at all stores, open playgrounds/parks begin. Almost all astronomy venues remain closed until phase 3 in uncertain future. Amer Musm Natl Hist on June 21 said it will remove the Roosevelt statue from its front entrance! It evaluated that it insults black and red Americans. One figure of each are walking next to Roosevelt, who rides on his horse. No word yet on statue's disposition. On Jun 1 NYS Gov Cuomo set curfew in NYC 23h-05h. On Jun 2 he extended it to 20h-05h and closed most approaches into Manhattan south of 96 St. He did allow peaceful protests to roll into curfew hours as long as they remain lawful. He ended curfew on June 8 when City moved into phase 1 of recovery. NYC,went off stay-home orders on June 8 to begin its phase 1 of recovery. Transit resumed 24-hour service withdisinfection when trains return to their yards. Face covering and personal spacing still applies with markers showing how long 6 foot (~180cm) is.. NYSkiers cheered on May 29 and 30 as the SpaceX sent its Dragon capsule to ISS with two NASA astronauts. it was the first flight of Americans into space on a US space vehicle leaving from US territory since retirement of the Shuttle. US astronauts until now rode to ISS on Russian Soyuz capsule launched from Baikonur. ,NYC continued to expand its Open Streets program in June 2020. Thru it reaches of street are closed to motor traffic, except momentary pick-up/drop-off, residential parking, and emergency vehicles. Some streets are closed only during certain hours. full running list and map at www1.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/pedestrians/openstreets.shtml By late June about 65km are in the program, with total of some 160km by yearend. Sky News ------ June was one of the best months for starviewing! We had many dark clear nights with star-filled sky. It did rain on-off but generally some part of the night was good for observing. A couple nights were potential Milky way nights and two yielded positive sightings, owl hours of June 1 and 14. This season may be first to record two MW nights, rather than the single sighting in past seasons. In the 20s of June, summer weather arrived with hazy humid skies. Jupiter and Saturn drifted into late night during June. Observers are psyching up for the grand conjunction in December as the two planets enter their retrograde loops and dance together. Manhattanhenge was obscured by clouds on May 29 and 30. It was observed in clear sky on the 31 by subdued numbers of spectators. There were a few protest rallies in the Manhattan in gridiron streets. hey deterred viewing from some streets. Scattered reports of brilliant patch under the Sun on June 23 mid afternoon. i saw it, too, and watched it for several minutes. It was irridescence on a small round cloud. Low altitude and twilight hampered view of Venus-Moon conjunction on June 19 moonrise. Occultation occurred an hour earlier with Venus just emerged when Moon rose. I missed show for trees on adjacent street. When Venus cleared trees sky ws too bright and Moon was washed out. Some calcs gave Montauk and Southold, LI, last couple minutes of occultation at moonrise to let observers see the egress of Venus right after moonrise. some readers noted that several manhattan grid cross streets are in the City's nw Open Streets program They are closed to motor traffic presenting themselfs aspotential safe viewing sits for July's manhattanhenge. New streets areadded weekly. study the list and maps at www1.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/pedestrians/openstreets.shtml Candidate streets must be examined on a prior evening for locked view from trees and construction. First heat alert of 2020 in NYSkies was issued by NY and NJ states on June 10. They recorded heat indices of 37-39C (equiv), calling people to avoid excess sunlight exposure, keep hydrated, wear loose light-color clothes. First Milky Way night in 2020 occurred on June 1 after moonset, ~02h EDST. Segments noted were Sgr Cloud/M24, Sct Cloud, MW center/M8, patches in Cyg. Reports from M & S BK, M & E QN, E BX. Observers spotted several textured DSOs and lots of faint stars in Summer Triangle. They also admired convergence of Jup-Sat. Clouds rolled in by predawn. A 2nd Milky Way night in NYC came in owl hours of June 14. Reports from all four outer boros. All observers were thrilled at the masses of dim stars all over the sky. Transp was overall 5th magn. Air was ~15C with fresh breeze. Segments reported were various in Sco-Sgr, Cyg. Manhattan observers missed MW but marvelled at star-studded sky. Crescent Moon rose about 02h EDST but seemed to cause no interference.