NYC EVENTS FOR JUNE 2017 ---------------------- John Pazmino - NYSkies Astronomy Inc email@example.com 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 '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). 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. 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 ---------------------------------------------- Index of Events ------------- * = 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 ------- ----------------------------------------------- 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 - - email@example.com, www.nyccsse.org, 212-608-6164 Physics Club of NY - - - firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 --------------------------- Buehler-Columbia AAA - - www.bergen.edu/buehler, email@example.com Dark Sky Observers - - - www.users.nac.net/gburke/club McDowell Obsy -mec.rst2.edu, 201-460-8300 Montclair Telescope Club 973-948-5284, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 -------------------------- 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. email@example.com, 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 --------- 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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. email@example.com, www.nyskies.org 19:30 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc meeting nion Co Coll, Sperry Obsy. Indoor talk, clearsky starviewing. Free. www.asterism.org, firstname.lastname@example.org 19:30 - Pleasantville - NY - Westchester Amat Astro meeting Pace Univ, Miller Hall, Free. www.westchesterastronomers.org, email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org º 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. email@example.com, www.nyskies.org, firstname.lastname@example.org 20:00 - Floyd Bennett Field - BK - clearsky starviewing Community Garden. NYSKies & Natl Park Svc. Free. Cancelled for clouds. www.nyskies.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org 20:00 - Stamford - CT - astronomy lecture Stamford Obsy. $3. Indoor lecture, clearsky starviewing. 203-322-6537, www.stamfordmuseum.org, email@example.com 20:00 - Stratford - CT - Boothe Meml Astro Soc mtg Boothe Meml Pk, Obsy. Free. www.bmas.org, firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 19:45 - West Reading - CT - clearsky starviewingh New Pond Farm, obseratory. $10, adv regn reqd. , cancelled for clouds. www.newpondfarm.org, 203-938-2117, email@example.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.custerobservator firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org 13:15 - Uniondale - LI - Amat Obsrs Soc meeting. Hofstra Univ, Berliner Hall. Free. www.aosny.org, email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.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. email@example.com, 203-415-6762. , astrogreenwich.org 20:00 - Centerport - li - Astro Soc of LI meeting Vanderbilt Plm. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com 19:00 - Toms River - NJ - Astro Soc of Toms Rv Area meeting Ocean Co Coll, Student Ctr, Solar Lounge. Free. www.astra-nj.org, 732-255-0343, firstname.lastname@example.org 19:30 - Torrington - CT - Litchfield Hills Amat Astro Club mtg Central Congregational Church. Free.email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com 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. firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com, 718-229-4000 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 - 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 - 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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,//, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.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 ----------------------- EVENT MAY RESUME AT DIFFERENT PLACE OR HOUR; INQUIRE AT CONTACT ----- --------------------------------------[S/O] SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER reSUMPTION OF ACTIVITY -------------------------------------- 11:00 - Princeton - NJ - Instt Advd Stud lecture Princeton Univ, Bloomberg Hall, library. Free. www.sns.ias.edu/astro/astrocal.php, email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com 15:30 - Greenwich - CT - Astro Soc of Greenwich meeting Bruce Museum. Free with musm adm. firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 18:00 - Inst Stud Anc World - MH - cultural lecture 15 E 84 St, 5/Madison Av. Exhibition lecture 'Weeks, months, yeats in Greek and Roman calendars' with 'Time and Cosomos' showw.. Free, adv regn reqd. isaw..nyu.edu email@example.com, 212-992-7842 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 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, email@example.com 19:30 - Middletown - CT - Astro Soc of Gtr Hartford meeting Wesleyan Univ, Van Vleck Obsy. Free. www.asgh.org, 860-872-9069, firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com 21:00 - Poughkeepsie - NY - clearsky starviewing Vassar College, Observatory. Free. Cancelled for clouds. physicsandastronomy.vassar.edu/observatory.html, 845-437-7340 -------------------------------------- [???] UNCERTAIN RESUMPTION OF ACTIVITY -------------------------------------- 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.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, 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 - 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, firstname.lastname@example.org May 1. Season runs thru June 30. General News ---------- 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 ------- 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 ------ 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.