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

    The following astronomy activities in the commuting ring enclosing 
New York City are operated by various organizations. A few cultural  
items of special importance to City astronomers are also included.  
    Altho NYC Events confirms the listed items, they are subject to 
change by their sponsors. Check with their contacts. Let the sponsor  
know that you learned of its event thru NYC Events.  
    Frequently asked questions and explanation of NYC Events is at 
'www.nyskies.org/nyc-faq.htm'.  
    You may ask for previous NYC Events thru 'nyskies@nyskies.org' 
because only the current issue is in the website. It is replaced by  
next month's issue.  
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forum. Join NYSkies by visiting 'www.nyskies.org/yahoo.htm' and 
picking either the email or website option.  
    All hours are Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UT - 4h). 

General notes 
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    'whole City' means the event has no specific or dedicated place. 
It may be enjoyed from the whole NYSkies territory or at a number of 
individual places. Celestial events are typicly 'whole City' events.  
    'all day' means the event is continuous or repeating during the 
open hours of the host facility. Facilities may have limited hours per 
day or days per week. Check with the event contacts.  
    'adv regn reqd',for 'advance registration required/requested' 
means that the event requires or requests signing up before the event. 
You must have your ticket in hand at the gate. There could be a 
deadline some days before the event, after which no more signups are 
accepted. Check with the event contact for specifics. 
    Prices cited are the 'rack rate'. You could qualify for discounts 
 As may be offered by the sponsor. Besides the base price there may be 
noptional extra fees to consider. 

Current Month calendar  
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  Plain dates are in current month;  
  -, previous month; +, next month.  
  Moon phase: .NM., .FQ), (FM), (LQ.  
  Sunset is noted for each Saturday  
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  Sun   Mon   Tue   Wed   Thu   Fri   Sat   sunset 
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    1     2     3     4    (5)    6     7   18:28 
    8    9     10    11   (12.   13    14   18:17 
   15   16     17    18   .19.   20    21   18:06 
   22   23     24    25    26   .27)   28   17:57 
   29   30     31    +1    +2    +3   (+4)  17:50 
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Index  of Events  
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 * = NASA-JPL Night Sky Network affiliate  
 Date = entry in 'list of events' section 
 '0' = entry in 'ongoing and continuing events' section 
 'S/O',= entry in 'skipped, Sep/Oct resumption' section 
  'M/A' = entry in 'skipped, Mar/Apr resumption' secrion // '???' = 
entry in 'skipped, uncertain resumption' seciton 
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    BROOKLYN - BK 
  Culver express ervice  -  30 
 *Floyd Bennett Field - - - 27 
  Secret Science Club - - -  0 

    CONNECTICUT - CT                                                                          
 *A S of Gtr Hartford - - - 18 
  Astro Soc of Greenwich  - 15 
 *Astro Soc of New Haven  - 31 
  Bowman Observatory  - - -  4, 18 
 *Litchfield Hills AAC mtg  ??? 
 *Litchfield Hills starvg - ??? 
 *McCarthy Observatory  - - ??? 
  New Pond Farm - - - - - - ??? 
  Stamford Observatory  - -  6, 13, 20, 27 
 *Van Vleck Obsy (ASGH) - - 14 
  Van Vleck Obsy (WU) - - -  4, 11, 18, 25 
  Western CT St Univ Obsy - 14, 28 
 *Westport Astro Soc mtg  - 17 
 *Westport Astro Soc starvg  4, 11, 18, 25             6, 13, 20, 27 
  -------------------------
  Boothe Meml Astro Soc - 203-377-9933, 
    www.facebook.com/Boothe-Memorial-Astronomical-Society 

    LONG ISLAND - LI 
 *Amateur Observers Soc - -  1 
  Amer Instt Aero & Astro - 18 
  Astro Soc of Long Island   4, 11, 18, 25 
  Brookhaven National Lab - ???     
  Custer Institute  - - - -  7, 14, 21, 28 
  Hofstra Univ Obsy - - - -  1 
  Montauk Observatory - - - 26 
  SUNY Stony Brook   -  - -  6 
 *Susan Rose Observatory  -  7, 14, 21, 28 
 
    MANHATTAN - MH  
 *Amat Astro Assn starvwg -  0 
 *Amat Astro Assn lecture -  6 
  Amer Musm Natl Hist   - -  4 
  Ctr for Atmosp Ocean Sci   6 
  Ctr for Science & Society ??? 
  Central Pk (Great Lawn) -  1,6,7,8,13,14,15,20,21,22,27,28,29 
 *Columbia Univ Obsy  - - - 13, 27            S/O 
  Columbus Day  - - - - - -  9 
  Cornelia Street Cafe'   - ??? 
  Earth Institute  - - - -- ??? 
  Good Housekeeping lab   - 13 
  Gullicar's Gate - - - - -  0 
  Instt Stud Ancnt World  - 10, 12, 17, 23, 24,  
 *Inwood Astronomy Project   7, 14, 21, 28 
  Jupiter Joe Sidewk Astro   0 
  Legionnaires's disease  -  0 
  Milky Way autumn season -  1-Nov 30 
  Museum of the Moon  show   6-8 
  Natl Musm of Mathematics   4 
  NY Academy of Sciences  - ??? 
  NYC-H2O - - - - - - - - -  0 
  New York Univ Astro - - -  6, 13, 20, 27 
 *NYSkies Astronomy Seminar  6, 20 
  Observer's Handbook offer  1-indef 
  Open House New York - - - 14-15 
  'Quench the thirst' exhbt  1-Dec 31 
  SciCafe'  - - - - - - - -  4 
  Science & the Arts  - - - ??? 
  Simons Foundation - - - - 18  
  Top of the Lawn - - - - -  1,6,7,8,13,14,15,20,21,22,27,28,29 
  TriState computer fair  -  0 
  Urban Park Rangers -  - -  0 
  Weekend Walks - - - - -    7-31 
  Zika virus alet  - - - -   0 
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 Ctr for Space Sci Edu - - info@nyccsse.org, www.nyccsse.org,  
        212-608-6164 
  Physics Club of NY  - - - jdepalma@nyc.rr.com, www.sconyc-ny.org 

    NEW JERSEY - NJ  
  A A A of Princeton  - - - 10 
  A S of Toms Rv Area - - - ??? 
 *Amat Astro Inc meeting  -  6, 13, 27 
 *Amat Astro Inc lecture  - 20 
  Joint Base centennial   -  0 
  Morris Musm Astro Soc - - 12 
  New Jersey Astro Assn - -  7, 14, 21, 28 
  No Jersey Astro Gp mtg  - 11 
  No Jersey Astro Gp starvg ??? 
  Peyton Observarory  - - - 11  
  Plasma Physics Lab  - - -  6, 20 
  Rutgers Univ Astro Collqm  4, 11, 18, 25 
  Rutgers Univ Astro Semnr   5, 12, 19, 26 
 *S*T*A*R - - - - - - - - -  5 
  Schommer Observatory  - - 12, 19 
  Sheep Hill Astro Assn - -  1 
 *Sheep Hill Observatory  - 20 
 *Utd Astro Clubs of NJ - -  7, 14, 21, 28  
  Washington Xing St Pk - -  6, 13, 20, 27 
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  Buehler-Columbia AAA   - - www.bergen.edu/buehler, 
   ropstbaum@bergen.edu 
  Dark Sky Observers  - - - www.users.nac.net/gburke/club  
  McDowell Obsy -mec.rst2.edu, 201-460-8300 
  Montclair Telescope Club  973-948-5284, bischoff@garden.net,    
        users.erols.com/njastro/orgs/mtc.hrm  
  Passaic Co Astro Assn  www.users.nac.net/gburke/PCAA, 973-523-0024 
 *Raritan Vy Co Coll Plm  - www2.raritanval.edu/planetarium  
   Skyland Stargazers  - - - skylandstargazers.tripod.com 

+    QUEENS - QN  
  Alley Pond Park - - - - - 14 
  York College Observatory  ??? 

    REST OF WORLD 
  Adirondack Publ Obsy  - - 19-22 


    STATEN ISLAND - SI   
  Coll of Staten Is Obsy  - ??? 
  Great Kills Park  - - - - 28 
  Staten Is Community TV  -  6, 13, 20, 27     

    THE BRONX - BX 

    UPSTATE - NY  
  Lamont-Doherty Obsy - - -  6, 13 
  Lamonr Doherty Open House  7 
  Ramapo Challenger Ctr - - 15 
  Vassar Coll Obsy  - - - -  4, 18, 25 
  Ward Pound Ridge  - - - - 14 
  Westchester Amat Astro  -  6 
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  Mid-Hudson Astro Asson - www.midhudsonastro.org, 845-485-5669 
 =============================================================== 

Ongoing and continuing events 
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    all day - various locations - NJ - Joint Base centennial shows 
        VARIOUS LOCATIOONS ND TIMES; INQUITR AT CONTACT 
       Thru 2018 Oct 31. 100th annivesaty if Fort Dix and later 
        worls of McGuire AFN and Lakehurst NAS. These are only 
        military facilityies jointly run by all three major branches, 
        army, air force, navy. Events staged at or near bases. Most 
        ree, some pay. www.nj.gov/state/historical/index.html, 
        609-292-6062, Feedback@sos.nj.gov 
    all day - whole City - MH - Zika virus warning 
        WARNING APPLIES TO OTHEER MOSQUITO HAZARS LIKE YELLOW FEVER, 
        LUYME'S DISEASE, MNLARIA, SARS.IN MAY 2017 NEW CASES ERUPTED 
        IN NEW YORK CITY ABD OTHER PARTS OF UNITED STATES AMONG 
        TRAVELLERS RETURNING FROM ZIKA-INFECTED AREAS. 
        Indefinite duration. US CDC warns of new mosquito-carried 
        Zika VIRUS from most of Central America, most Caribbean 
        islands, Mexico. Bite caught in these areas can be fatal if 
        not quickly and properly treated.Travellers should get medical 
        checkup soonest after return to US. Details at health care 
        provider or public health authorities. 
    all day - various locatons - MH - cultural tour 
        VARIOUS LOCATIONS AND TIMES; INQUIRE AT CONTACT 
        NYC-H2O. Walk, bike, ride thru history and culture of NYC 
        muwater system facilities and natural waterways in and near 
        the City.  Events are pay orfree, adn regn reqd. Bike tours 
        need own bike. www.nych2o.org, 
        matt@nych2o.org 
    all day -  whole City - MH - Legionnaires's disease warning 
        Indefinite duration. NYC Dept of Health warns of new outbreak 
        of Legionnaires's disease on Manh. Caused by viruscarried thru 
        HVAC ducts. Victims suffer flu-like symptoms. Disease is 
        curble if treated in early phase, else it can be fatal. 
        Details at health care provider or public health authorities. 
    all day - whole City - MH - clearsky starviewing  
        VARIOUS PLACES, DATES, HOURS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT  
        Amat Astro Assn. Sessions convene in parks usually at dusk. 
        Occasional daytime sunviewing. Free. Cancelled for clouds. 
          president@aaa.org, 718-522-5014, www.aaa.org  
    all day - whole City - MH - clearsky starviewing  
        VARIOUS PLACES, DATES, HOURS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT  
        Jupiter Joe's Sidewalk Astronomy. Sessions convene in parks 
        usually at dusk. Occasional daytime sunviewing. Free. `       
        Cancelled for clouds.  www.jupiterjoesastronomy.org, 
        jupiyerjoesastronomy@gmail.com 
    all day - Gullivaer's Gate - MH - cultural exhibit 
        indef duration. 216 W 44 St, 7/8 Av. Opened in mid April 2017 
        for preview. Miniature models of landmarks and important 
        structures from around the world. Rooms arranged by quarter of 
        world and for New York City. $36, timed ticket, adv regn reqd. 
        Optional cost for stereopint of visitor into figurine placed 
        at desired item in exhibit. www.gulliversgate.com. 
    all day - whole City - MH - cultural tours & lectures 
        VARIOUS PLACES, DATES, HOURS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT  
        Urban Park Rangers. Tours of parks, landmarks, nabes, hoods. 
        Lectures on history and culture of NYC. Program varies each 
        month. Free. www.nyc.gov/parks  
    10:00 - whole City - MH - Tri-State Computer Fair 
        VARIOUS LOCATIONS, GENERALLY ON SUNDAYS 
        Source of computer systems, software, components, accessories. 
        $7. www.tri-statefairs.com, 718-227-5586 
    20:00 - Bell House - BK - Secret Science Club meeting  
        OCCASIONAL SESSIONS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT 
        149 7 St, 2/3 Av. Lecture and music on various science  
        topics. Free. secretscienceclub.blogspot.com, 718-638-4400, 

List of events 
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Sun  1 Oct 
    all day - whole City - MH - Observer's Handbook offer 
       indefinite duration. NYSkies opened its 2018 Observer's 
        Handbook offer on 20417 September 23. Copies are $23 each, 
        including pack & post within the US. No minimum quantity 
        needed, single copy requests are allowed. Details and coupon 
        at www.nyskies.org/oh.htm abd www.nyskies.org/ohclub.htm 
    all day - Museum of C of NY - MH - 'quench the thirist' exhibit 
        5 Av & 102 St. Commemorating 175th anniversary of Croton 
        Aqueduct and showing growth of City water system. $18 musm 
        adm. www.mcny.org, info@mcny.org, 212-634-1672 
    13:15 - Uniondale - LI - Amat Obsrs Soc meeting. 
        Hofstra Univ, Berliner Hall. Free. www.aosny.org, 
        suerose@optonline.net 
    19:30 - Boonton - NJ - Sheep Hill Astro Assn meeting  
        Boonton Senior Ctr. Free. www.sheephillastro.org, 
        contacts@sheephillastro.org, wwestura@optonline.net 
    20:00 - whole City - MH - autumn Milky Way season 
        Thru Nov 30. Fallseason for sighting Milky Way from within 
        NYC. Requires dark clear sky and thoro knowledge of normal 
        luminous graffiti in sky. Milky Way is in high west sky at 
       nightfall. www.nyskies.org/articles/pazmino 
    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 - 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 

Wed  4 Oct 
    16:00 - Natl Musm of Mathematics - MH - science show 
        Also 19;00. 'Mathematical Encounters'. Free, adv regn reqd. 
        212-542-0566, www.momath.org, info@momath.org 
    16:30 - Piscataway - NJ - astronomy lecture 
        Colloquium series. Rutgers Univ, Busch Campus, Astro & Phys 
        Lectr Hall. Free. www.physics.rutgers.edu/colloquium, 
        732-445-3974 
    19:00 - Amer Musm Natl Hist - MH - SciCafe' show 
        Hall of Ocean Life or hall of planet Earth. Music, drinks, 
        chat with Museum scientists. Free, be 21 or be gone. GI photo 
        ID reqd. 212-769-5100, www.amnh.org/programs 
    19:30  - Greenwich - CT - clearsky starviewing 
        Astro Soc of Greenwich. Curtis Elem Schl, Bowman Obsy. Free. 
        Cancelled for clouds. rickbria@optonline.net, 203-415-6762. , 
        astrogreenwich.org   
    20:00 - Middletown - CT - clearsky starviewing 
        Wesleyan U, Van Vleck Obsy. Free, cancelled for clouds. 
        860-685-3664, www.wesleyan.edu/astro/events 
     20:00 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting 
        Vanderbilt Plm. Free. asliastronomy@yahoo.com, 
        www.asliclub.org 
    20:30 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing 
        Westport Astro Soc. Rolnick Obsy. Free. Cancelled for 
        clouds. www.was-ct.org, 203-227-0925 
    21:00 - Poughkeepsie - NY - clearsky starviewing 
        Vassar College, Observatory. Free. Cancelled for clouds. 
        physicsandastronomy.vassar.edu/observatory.html, 
        845-437-7340 

Thu  5 Oct 
    13:30 - Piscataway - NJ - astronomy lecture 
        Seminar series. Rutgers Univ, Serin 401. Free. 732-445-3974, 
        www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/seminar 
    20:00 - Lincroft - NJ - S*T*A*R meeting 
        Brookdale Commty Coll, Mommouth Museum. Free. 
        www.starastronomy.org, s-walters@comcast.net 

Fri  6 Oct 
    all day - Pier 78 - MH - Museum of the Moon show 
        Thru Sun 8 Oct. 38 St & North River.Moon-theme art piece, real 
        & replica artifacts from lunar space missions, simulated moon 
        terrain. Free. www.my-moon.org, luke#lukejerram.com 
    10:00 - Princeton - NJ - science tour 
        Plasma Physics Lab. Walk thru history and culture of fproject 
        to capture energy from controled hydrogen fusion. Free, adv 
        regn reqd. Photo ID required for campus security. 
        www.pppl.gov/events 
    11:00 - New York University - MH - astronomy lecture 
        726 Broadway, Rm 940. Various topics in astrophys and 
        relativity. Free. Have GI photo ID for campus security. 
    15:00 - Palisades - NY - science lecture 
        Lamont-Doherty Earth Obsy, Monell Audm. Various topics in 
        geophysics and earth science. Free, 845-365-8634, 
        www.ldeo.columbia.edu, suzana@ldeo.columbia.edu, 
    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 
    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 
    18:30 - McBurney House - MH - NYSkies Astronomy Seminar  
        DISCUSSION: aUTUMN STARS (CONTINUED) AND STAR END-LIFE 
        125 W 14 St, 6/7 Av. Discussion of astronomy topics, show 
        & tell, skywatching reports, news of astro activity in NYSkies 
        territory. Free. nyskies@nyskies.org, www.nyskies.org 
    19:30 - Staten Is Community TV - SI - science show 
        100 Cable Way, Mariners Hr SI. 'Geology forum' Live audience, 
        seating at 19:30, on air at 20:00. Free. www.sictv.org, 
        718-727-1414 
     19:30 - Stony Brook - LI - astronomy lecture 
        SUNY Stony Brook, Earth & Spc Sci Hall. Indoor lecture, 
        clearsky starviewing. Free. www.ess.sunysb.edu/astro, 
        631-632-8100, slutterbie@notes.cc.sunysb.edu 
    19:30 - Pleasantville - NY - Westchester Amat Astro meeting  
        Pace Univ, Miller Hall, Free. www.westchesterastronomers.org, 
        waa-president@westchesterastronomers.org  
        info@princetonastronomy.org  
    19:30 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc meeting 
        Union Co Coll, Sperry Obsy. Indoor talk, clearsky  
        starviewing. Free. www.asterism.org, hfjacinto6@gmail.com  
    20;00 - Wash'n X'ing - NJ - clearsky starviewing 
        Amat Astro Assn of Princeton. Simpson Obsy. Free, cancelled 
       for clouds. www.princetonastronomy.org, 609-737-2575, 
    20:00 - Stamford - CT - astronomy lecture 
        Stamford Obsy. $3. Indoor lecture, clearsky starviewing. 
        203-322-6537, www.stamfordmuseum.org, cescovil@earthlink.net 
    20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Oct 1 

Sat  7 Oct 
    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 
    10:00 - Palisades - NY - LDEO Open House 
        Lamont-Doherty Earth Obsy. Talks, demos, tours of world-class 
        geological center. Foor service. Free, 845-365-8634, 
        www.ldeo.columbia.edu, suzana@ldeo.columbia.edu, 
    20:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing  
        Amat Obsrs Soc. capus of Custer Institt. Sessions concurrent 
        with Custer's own events. Free, cancelled for clouds. 
        www.aosny.org, suerose@optonline.net             
    20:00 - Inwood Hill Park - MH - clearsky starviewing 
             OCCASIONAL EXTRA SESSIONS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT  
        Inwood Astronomy Project. Meet at park entrance, Seaman Av 
        & Isham St. Free. Cancelled for clouds. 917-529-2359 
        www.inwoodastronomy.org, asonskendall@gmail.com 
    20:00 - Jenny Jump St Forest - NJ - Utd A C of NJ mtg 
        UACNJ Obsy. Indoor talk, clearsky starviewing. Free.  
        www.uacnj.org 
    20:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting 
        OCCASIONAL EXTRA EVENTS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT  
        Custer Instt. Indoor program, clearsky starviewing. $5-$15. 
        Varies with program. www.custerobservator 
        president@custerobservatory.org, 631-765-2626  
    20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Oct 1 
    20:30 - Voorhees St Pk - NJ - NJ Astro Assn meeting 
        NJAA-HQ, Robinson Obsy. Free. www.njaa.org, 908-368-8600 

Sun  8 Oct 
    20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Oct 1 

Mon  9 Oct 
    all day - whole City - MH - Columbus Day 
        Please check with event contact for session falling on this 
        day by rule or outdated schedule 

Tue 10 Oct 
    18:00 - Inst Stud Anc World - MH - cultural lecture 
        15 E 84 St, 5/Madison Av. Exhibition lecture 'Weeks, months, 
        yeats in Greek and Roman calendars' with  'Time and Cosomos' 
        showw.. Free, adv regn reqd. isaw..nyu.edu isaw@nyu.edu, 
         212-992-7842 
    19:30 - Princeton - NJ - Amat Astro Assn of Princeton meeting 
       Princeton U, Peyton Hall. Free. www.princetonastronomy.org, 
        609-737-2575, info@princetonastronomy.org 

Wed 11 Oct 
    16:30 - Piscataway - NJ - astronomy lecture - see Oct 4 
    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 - 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 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see Oct 4 
    20:00 - Middletown - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Oct 4 
    20:30 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Oct 4 

Thu 12 Oct 
    13:30 - Piscataway - NJ - astronomy lecture - see Oct 5 
    18:00 - Inst Stud Anc World - MH - cultural lecture - see Oct 10 
    19:30 - Morristown - NJ - Morris Museum Astro Soc meeting  
         Morris Museum. Free. 973-386-1848, 973-386-1848,, 
        www.mmastrosociety.org, info@morrismusem.org, 
        ckkrish@gmail.com 
    20:30 - Piscataway - NJ - clearsky starviewing 
        Rutgers Univ, Schommer Obsy. Free. Cancelled for clouds.  
        732-205-0020, www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/ast-serin.html  
        pryor@physics.rutgers.edu 

Fri 13 Oct 
    10:00 - Good Housekeeping Resrch Instt - MH - science tour 
        Also 11:30. Hearst Tower, 57 St & 8 Av. Walk thru history and 
        science of product testing center of Good Housekeeping 
        magazine. Free, adv regn reqd. 212-649-5000, 
        ghritours@hearst.com 
    11:00 - New York University - MH - astronomy lecture - see Oct 6 
    15:00 - Palisades - NY - science lecture - see Oct 6 
    19:30 - Staten Is Community TV - SI - science show - see Oct 6 
    19:30 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc meeting - see Oct 6 
    20;00 - Wash'n X'ing - NJ - clearsky starviewing - see Oct 6 
    20:00 - Stamford - CT - astronomy lecture - see oct 6 
    20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Oct 1 
    20:00 - Columbia University - MH - astronomy lecture 
         Pupin Hall, signs to lecture room. Indoor lecture, clearsky 
         starviewing. Free. outreach-admin@astro.columbia.edu, 
         www.astro.columbia.edu/outreach, 212-854-3278 
  
Sat 14 Oct 
    all day - various places - MH - Open House New York show 
        Thru Sun 56 Oct. Hundreds of buildings and properties, 
        normally closed from public, are open for visit, tours, talks, 
        demos. Sites in many parts of NYC. Many events run 
        concurrently. Free. Book for each separate event. Advd regn 
        reqd for some. Full list at contact. www.ohny.org. 
    18:00 - Danbury - CT - astronomy lecture 
        Westn Conn St Uv, Obsy/Plm. Indoor planetarium show, 
        clearsky starviewing. Free. www.wcsu.edu/starwatch, 
        203-837-8671, dawsond@wcsu.edu 
    19:30 - Alley Pond Park - QN - clearsky starviewing 
        Alley Pond Enviro Ctr. $14 at door. Cancelled for clouds. 
        www.alleypond.com, info@alleypond.com, 718-229-4000 
     20:00 - Middletown - CT - clearsky starviewing 
        Astro Soc of Gtr Hartford, Wesleyan U, Van Vleck Obsy. Free. 
        Cancelled for clouds. www.asgh.org, 860-872-9069,  
        pparkers@cs.com 
     20:00 - Ward Pound Ridge - NY - clearsky starviewing  
        Westchester Amat Astro. Meadows Picnic Area. Free. Cancelled 
        for clouds. waa-president@westchesterastronomers.org   
        www.westchesterastronomers.org, 
    20:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - dee oct 7 
    20:00 - Inwood Hill Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Oct 7 
    20:00 - Jenny Jump St Forest - NJ - Utd A C of NJ mtg - see Oct 7 
    20:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing  - see Oct 7 
    20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Oct 1 
    20:30 - Voorhees St Pk - NJ - NJ Astro Assn meeting - see Oct 7 
  
Sun 15 Oct 
    14:00 - Airmont - NY - science show 
        Ramapo Challenger Ctr, 225 Rt 29. Multimedia 
       imulation of space missions. $20. wwwlhvcc.com, 
        director@lhvcc.com, 845-257-3416. 
    15:30 - Greenwich - CT - Astro Soc of Greenwich meeting 
        Greenwich Public Library. Free with musm adm. 
        rickbria@optonline.net, 203-415-6762, astrogreenwich.org 
    20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Oct 1 
  
Tue 17 Oct 
    18:00 - Inst Stud Anc World - MH - cultural lecture - see Oct 10 
    20:00 - Westport - CT - Westport Astro Soc meeting 
         Rolnick Obsy. Free. www.was-ct.org, 203-227-0925 
  
Wed 18 Oct 
    16:30 - Piscataway - NJ - astronomy lecture - see Oct 4 
     17:00 - Simons Foundation - MH - scinece lecture 
         160 5 Av & 21 St. 'The Erdo's discrepancy''. Free, adv regn 
        reqd. 646-654-0066, ww.simonsfoundation.org 
    18:30 - Bethpage - LI -  Amer Instt Aero & Astro lecture       
        Bethpage Publ Liby. Various topics in 
        aeronautics and astronautics. Free, optional $5 pizza-soda. 
        516-458-8593, davidparis@optonline.net 
     19:30 - Middletown - CT - Astro Soc of Gtr Hartford meeting 
        Wesleyan Univ, Van Vleck Obsy. Free. www.asgh.org, 
    19:30  - Greenwich - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Oct 4 
        860-872-9069, pparkerrs@cs.com         
    20:00 - Middletown - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Oct 4 
    20:00 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see Oct 4 
    20:30 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see oct 4 
    21:00 - Poughkeepsie - NY - clearsky starviewing - see Oct 4 
  
Thu 19 Oct 
    13:30 - Piscataway - NJ - astronomy lecture - see Oct 5 
    19:00 - Tupper Lake - NY - astronomy workshop 
        Thru Sun 22 Oct. Adirondack Publ Obsy. Four rvrnig class and 
        practice for digital astrophotography at many levels. Use own 
        gear or observatory's. $120, adv regn reqd. crltupperaol.com, 
        www.adirondackpublicobservatory.org 
    20:30 - Piscataway - NJ - clearsky starviewing - see Oct 12 
  
Fri 20 Oct 
    10:00 - Princeton - NJ - science tour - see Oct 6 
    11:00 - New York University - MH - astronomy lecture - see Oct 6 
    18:30 - McBurney House - MH - NYSkies Astronomy Seminar  
         DISCUSSION: STELLAR BLACKHOLES 
        125 W 14 St, 6/7 Av. Discussion of astronomy topics, show 
        & tell, skywatching reports, news of astro activity in NYSkies 
        territory. Free. nyskies@nyskies.org, www.nyskies.org 
    19:30 - Staten Is Community TV - SI - science show - see Oct 6 
    20:00 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc lecture 
        Union Co Coll, Smith Audm. Indoor talk, clearsky 
        starviewing. Free. www.asterism.org 
    20:00 - Stamford - CT - astronomy lecture - see oct 6 
    20;00 - Wash'n X'ing - NJ - clearsky starviewing - see Oct 6 
    20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Oct 1 
    20:30 - Boonton - NJ - clearsky starviewing  
        Sheep Hill Astro Assn Obsy, Free. Cancelled for  
        clouds. sheephillastro.otg, contacts@sheephillastro.org, 
        wwestura@optonline.net 

  Sat 21 Oct 
    20:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - dee oct 7 
    20:00 - Inwood Hill Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Oct 7 
    20:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing  - see Oct 7 
    20:00 - Jenny Jump St Forest - NJ - Utd A C of NJ mtg - see Oct 7 
    20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Oct 1 
    20:30 - Voorhees St Pk - NJ - NJ Astro Assn meeting - see Oct 7 
  
Sun 22 Oct 
    20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Oct 1 

Mon 23 Oct 
    18:00 - Inst Stud Anc World - MH - cultural lecture - see Oct 10 
  
Tue 24 Oct 
    18:00 - Inst Stud Anc World - MH - cultural lecture - see Oct 10 
  
Wed 25 Oct 
    16:30 - Piscataway - NJ - astronomy lecture - see Oct 4 
     20:00 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see Oct 4 
    20:00 - Middletown - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Oct 4 
    20:30 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see oct 4 
    21:00 - Poughkeepsie - NY - clearsky starviewing - see Oct 4 
  
Thu 26 Oct 
    13:30 - Piscataway - NJ - astronomy lecture - see Oct 5 
    19:00 East Hampton- LI - astronomy lecture 
        Montauk Obsy, Guild Hall. Indoor talk, 
        clearsky starviewing. Free. www.montaukobservatory.com 
  
Fri 27 Oct 
    11:00 - New York University - MH - astronomy lecture - see Oct 6 
    19:30 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc meeting - see Oct 6 
    19:30 - Staten Is Community TV - SI - science show - see Oct 6 
    20;00 - Wash'n X'ing - NJ - clearsky starviewing - see Oct 6 
    20:00 - Columbia University - MH - astronomy lecture - see Oct 13 
    20:00 - Stamford - CT - astronomy lecture - see oct 6 
    20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Oct 1 
    20:00 - Floyd Bennett Field - BK - clearsky starviewing 
        Community Garden. NYSKies & Natl Park Svc. Free. Cancelled 
        for clouds. www.nyskies.org, stephenlieber@nyc.rr.com, 
        nyskies@nyskies.org 

Sat 28 Oct 
    18:00 - Danbury - CT - astronomy lecture - see Oct 14 
    20:00 - Great Kills Pk - SI - clearsky starviewing 
        Natl Pk Svc. Enter at Hylan Bv to playground; Free. Cancelled 
        for clouds. www.nps.gov/gate, 718-987-6790  n 
    20:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - dee oct 7 
    20:00 - Jenny Jump St Forest - NJ - Utd A C of NJ mtg - see Oct 7 
    20:00 - Inwood Hill Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Oct 7 
    20:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing  - see Oct 7 
    20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Oct 1 
    20:30 - Voorhees St Pk - NJ - NJ Astro Assn meeting - see Oct 7 
  
Sun 29 OCT 
    20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Oct 1 

Tue 31 Oct 
    19:00 - New Haven - CT - Astro Soc of New Haven meeting 
        Yale Univ, Leitner Family Obsy. Indoor talk, clearsky 
        tarviewing. Free. www.asnh.org, prez@asnh.org 

Mon 30 Oct
    05:00 - Culver line - BK - express service resumes 
        TENTATIVE DATE; INQUIRE AT CONTACT
        Culver line express rsumes from Jay St to Church Av, maybe to 
        Kings Hy, in rush hours. Service ended in 1990s after fire 
        ruined cerain switches near Jay St, forcing all Culver trains 
`       to do local runs. www.mta.info 

vents Skipped This Month 
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    10:00 - Upton - LI - Summer Sundays science show 
        Brookhaven Natl Lab. Visit several BNL facilities with demos   
        and talks, Four Sundays, each with different activities. Free, 
        have GI photo ID for campus security. 631-344-2651, 
        www.bnl.gov/physics/evnts,    
    18:00 - Cornelia St Cafe' - MH - Entertaining Science show 
        29 Cornelia St & W 4 St, Play & music on various 
        science themes. $10 + one drink min. 
        www.corneliastreetcafe.com, 212-989-9319 
    18:00 -CUNY Graduate Center - MH - Ctr for Sci & Soc lecture 
        385 Fifth Av. 'Early modernb science intertwine An 
        Iberoamerican perspective'.. Free, adv regn reqd, Free,  
        limited seating. 212-854-7211, 
        scienceandsociety.columbia.edu 
    18:00 - Earth Institute - MH - science lecture 
        Columbnia Univ, Lerner Hall, Arledge Audm.. 'Sea level rise: 
        Causes, impacts and options for solutions'. Free, adv regn 
        reqd. ei.columbia.edu 
    18:30 - CUNY Graduate Center - MH - Science and the Arts show 
        'TNo, No, Nobel' on women who missedthe Nobel Prize for 
        their work. Free. 212-817-7521, bschwartz@gc.cuny.edu, 
        scienceandarts@scienceandarts.pmailus.com, 
    19:00 - Toms River - NJ - Astro Soc of Toms Rv Area meeting 
        Ocean Co Coll, Student Ctr, Solar Lounge. Free. 
        www.astra-nj.org, 732-255-0343, webmaster@astra-nj.org 
    19:00 - NY Academy of Sciences - MH - astronomy lecture 
        'The unification of physics: The ques for a Theory of 
        Everything'. $15, adv regn reqd. wwww.nyas.org, 212-298-8600 
    19:30 - Torrington - CT - Litchfield Hills Amat Astro Club mtg 
        Central Congregational Church. Free.lhaacsec@gmail.com 
        lhastro.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,  
   20:30 - York College - QN - astronomy lecture . 
        Core Academic Bdg, Rm AC-2E01. Indoor lecture, clearsky 
        starviewing. Free, adv regn reqd. 718-262-2082, 
        www.york.cuny.edu/centers-institutes/observatory, 
       tpaglione@york.cuny.edu 
    20:30 - 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 - Litchfield - CT - Litchfield Hills A A C lecture 
        White Meml Consrvn Ctr. Free. Indoor lecture, clearsky 
        starviewing. lhaac.shutterfly.com, lhaacsec@gmail.com 
        lhastro.org 
    20:00 - New Milford - CT - astronomy lecture  
        McCarthy Obsy, New Miford HS. Indoor lecture, clearsky  
        starviewing. Free. www.mccarthyobservatory.org, 860-354-1595, 
         contact@mccarthyobservatory.org 
    20:30 - West Reading - CT - clearsky starviewingh 
        New Pond Farm, obseratory. $10, adv regn reqd. , cancelled for 
        clouds. www.newpondfarm.org, 203-938-2117, 
        info@newpondfarm.org 

General News 
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    The NYSkies Observer's handbook offer is open as at 2017 September 
23. The price bumped up to #23 per copy, with pack & post included. 
Please mind well that we may ship ONLY to addresses within the United 
States, not overseas. Yes, on occasion we do get requests from 
overseas, including, erm, Canada. We had to return them.Use coupon at 

    www.nyskies.org/oh.htm

    Since the 2015 edition of the Oh NYSkies got a couple requests in 
early September before the opening of the offer. We call these  
'anticipatory requests' where astronomers filled in the previous 
year's coupon and attached payment of the previous year's price. Since 
the cost per copy was stable for several years we didn't mind these 
[plus quam] early requests. The 2018 edition is a notch higher in 
price, $23, not the prior #22. We absorb the missing dollar from the 
anticipatory requests. Else please use the current coupon in the web. 
    Litchfiled Hills AAC has no events posted for october. Its 
calendar page is empty. I moved the club to the '???' section. 
    McCarthy Obsy fixed its September date as the 9th, Saturday. But 
it posts no date for October. I moved the entry to the '???' section. 
    Cornelia St Cafe' still has an empty,m blank, web since September. 
I leave the cafe' in the '???' section 
    NYC-H2O runs many tours to explore and explain the waterways water 
supply system of the City. Events are irregular but most months have 
at least one. I moved NYC-H2O to the 'Ongoing and continuing evens' 
section. Please visit www.nych2o.org for tour details.. 
     Astro Soc of Toms River still has an empty calendar page. I leave 
the club in the '???' section. 
    Ctr for Atmos and Ocean Sci meets on either Friday or Wednesday 
each month, The name is changed to '... Science' from '... Studies'. 
    The Lamont-Doherty open house is on October 7th. In prior years 
some of us went by Buses provided by Columbia U, leaving from its 
Morningside Hts campus. These are NOT public buses and I can NOT 
present them as freely available transport to the open house. 
    We do have remote readers in upstate New York. I  list the 
astrophotography class at Adirondack Publ Obsy for them, who could 
travel locally  for each session. 

City News 
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    Cornell Tech opened the first of its new campus buildings on 
Roosevelt Is on 13 September 2017. Cornell, with partner Technion-
Israel, won a fierce2010  contest among technology centers to  set up 
shop on the island. After winning the project, Cornell started 
operations in offices donated in Google's HQ on Manhattan .initial 
operation on the island is in the former penitentiary hall while new 
facilities are  building. 
    Former president candidate Clinton kicked off her cross-country 
book-signing tour on 2017 September 12 at Barnes & Noble, Union Sq MH. 
Some 5,000 Clinton fans waited for the 11:00 EDST show, many camping 
on the sidewalk since previous afternoon. Clinton arrived at ~11:50 
and got about signing her book 'What happened'. Fans paid for the book 
on first floor, took a receipt, picked up book  on upper floor as they 
approached Clinton's table. She genericly signed only this book, no 
souvenirs, or memorabilia. She refused dialog of any kind and offered 
no speech or pep talk. 
    On  8 Sep 2017 NYC Mayor deBlasio established a commission to 
review the city's statues and monuments for political rectitude. Those 
not complying could be removed or fitted with explanatory  'asterisk 
plaques'. Commission, headed by Tom Finkelperl, NYC cultural affairs 
chair, and Darren Walker, Ford Foundation president, turns in irs 
report in mid November. 
    NYSkies Astronomy Seminar on 1 September 2017 featured several 
reports from the Great American Eclipse. steve Kaye and John Pazmino 
showed a clever way to lessen the risk of looking into the Sun while 
wearing eclipse-viewing glasses.  They, had from their eclipse trips 
eclipse MASKS made from the glasses and paper dinner plates. A window 
was cut into the plate to fit the glasses into and a triangle was cut 
tot let the nose poke thru. Steve's model left the temple bars in lace 
to wear the mask hands-free. John's had the bars cut off. The mask is 
manually held before the face. Both models block direct sunlight when 
the glasses are off the eyes and John's was decorated with an eclipse 
picture under the nose. Gregory Homatas showed pictures from his trip 
to St Joseph MO. He rode trains for longer runs and drived rented cars 
for local travel. He, and hundreds of eclipse chasers, were clouded 
out for totality, yet Greg's pictures showed the deep darkness of the 
landscape. He added many sightseeing views. David Teich and Jim 
Henderson carpooled to Madisonville KY . The third fellow with them , 
Dave Turkel, missed the meeting. Jim and David each showed pictures of 
the ride thru Middle America and sightseeing around Madisonville. This 
show was the first attempt for both at digital presentations and they 
did extremely well with no serious glitches. Jim's views of totality 
showed a large prominence on the west side of the Sun and coronal 
streamlines at the Sun's magnetic poles. Steve kaye and family 
carpooled to St Louis MO and captured detailed views of totality and 
partial phases. He showed still pictures thru our projector and movies 
of the eclipse on the viewing screen of his video camera.. John 
Pazmino showed pictures of his trip to Columbia SC. He with family 
observed from his niece's house.  He got only two photos of totality 
because he was busy pointing out and explaining the eclipse to the 
family.family. Weather along the eclipse path was spotty and commonly 
better than predicted. Most forecasts, even on eclipse morning, were 
for clouds, rain, thunderstorms. All but Greg viewed in clear, if 
humid, sky. For all but John this was the first total eclipse. For 
John it was something like his 15th! Lively crosstalk and banter 
flowed all thru the meeting with some already revving up to see the 
next eclipse. That's in summer 2019 in eastern Pacific and northern 
Chile/Argentina. 
    Equifax on 2017 September 15 revealed it suffered a data breach of 
its credit card rating system. It s entire database of cardholders ws 
copied off. Incident occurred in early august but company keep quiet 
until now. Several company executives, when learning of the theft, 
sold off their Equifax stock. Incident seems to be a bulk file 
transfer of database, some 143 million records, from Equifax mainframe 
computers to a a coalition of home computers. Several lawsuits are on 
file in various federal courts by groups of cardholders. 
    NYSkies Astronomy Seminar on Friday 15 September previewed the 
autumn stars and also covered more eclipse reports, history of star 
names, and various time systems. David Teich explained that there are 
two stages of Arabic star names. One preceded adoption of the 
classical constellations when stars were named individually for 
personal characters and qualities. The other was after the 
constellations were recognized. Star names were taken from the 
location in the constellation figure.  He gave examples of how 
mutilated an original starname can be when it's translated back and 
forth among several languages. Jim Henderson showed how clock time, a 
mechanical uniform flow of time, wanders from sundial time. The latter 
is apparent solar time, flowing at a rate dependent on the EArth's 
orbit and axial tilt. When the irregularities are smoothed ot, like in 
a mechanical clock, the time is mean solar time. He showed a plot of 
the difference between apparent and mean time versus the Sun's 
declination. The graph is a figure-8 called the analemma. Before good 
planetarium software the way to make an analemma was to manually mark 
points on a graph or, with damn good fortune of weather, photograph 
the Sun at the same mean time all thru the year. Now it can be plotted 
in a few minutes by computer.  David and Jim also gave a more detailed 
account, with projected photos of their trip to Kentucky for the Great 
American Eclipse. They explained the various solar features in Jim 
totality pictures. 
    On 22 September 2017 20:45 EDST a Black Hawk helicopter was 
accidently hit by a private drone! it was ~150m over Midland Beach SI 
with companion chopper on patrol for the UN General Assembly 
ceremonies. Altho damaged slightly, the chopper flew safely to land at 
Linden NJ airport to wait for repairs. FAA, NYPD, US DHS are 
investigating. They noted that the drone was flying beyond its 
permissible space and height limits. 
    A few of my associates were favored to attend certain sessions at 
the UN during the General Assembly meeting.on 18-22 September 2017. 
They described the stringent security on the campus. They had to do 
credential check to enter the campus for each session they attended. 
After the meeting they had to leave the campus and do a new check to 
reenter for the next one. They could not walk freely between sessions 
within the campus.

Sky News
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    September was a relief from the 'dog days' of August! Air was cool 
and breezy, with only a couple flashbacks to summer weather. No night 
was clear enough for a Milky Way sighting from the City, yet gave very 
good observing conditions, even for some galaxy-hunting. Milky Way 
season continues thru November 30. 
    I uploaded two new articles into our web. One is a short account 
of my eclipse trip to South Carolina. The other is a description of 
the rainbows under 2nd Avenue. They are at 

    www.nyskies.org/articles/pazmino/sc-ecl.htm
    www.nyskies.org/articles/pazmino/rainb2av.htm

    New planetary star tau Ceiti with seven planets, two announced in 
2017. Star previously had some uncertain planets but I now added the 
entire set to the master planetary star table..  
 
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 star     HDnumb RA--2000--DE mag spec pc Sun Mjup  SMA  period  year 
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 tau  Cet  10700 01 44 -15 56 3.5 G9.5  4 2.8  0.06 0.11   14.0  2012 
                                               0.01 0.20   35.36 2012
                                               0.01 0.34   94.11 2012
                                               0.12 0.54  162.87 2012
                                               0.01 1.33  636.13 2012 
                                               0.01 0.13   20.0  2017
                                               0.01 0.24   49.41 2017 
 --------------------------------------------------------------------
  Sun is magnitude of Sun in star's sky. Period is in Earth days. Year 
is year planet was announced. Full table is at

    www.nyskies.org/articles/pazmino/planstar.htm 

    Several NYSkiers measured te height of the 'Tribute in light' 
beams on 11 Sep 2017. Evening was misty for remote observers, cutting 
the height by several kilometers. Some observers viewed when beams 
stopped at a passing dense mist, causing a hotspot cap.  Most results 
were in the 25-35 km range. 
    In late August and most of September my 'eclipse jacket/ attracted 
attention on the street! It's the one I wear in cool weather with a 
solar eclipse over Dutch-style houses on the back. People thought I 
got it for the recent eclipse and asked how was my view of it. I got 
the jacket as a staff astronomer on a cruise for the 1998 Caribbean 
eclipse. The two eclipses are linked by the 'rule-of-19'. 
    Jupiter recedes into evening twilight and Saturn sets in early 
night. Venus is a morning star with Mars. Uranus and Neptune are in 
high sky. Uranus is a binocular target in Pisces-Aries while Neptune 
needs a telescope in Aquarius.the 1840s