NYC EVENTS FOR JUNE 2019 ----------------------- John Pazmino NYSkies Astronomy Inc firstname.lastname@example.org www.nyskies.org The following astronomy activities in the commuting ring enclosing New York City are operated by various organizations. A few cultural tems of special importance to City astronomers are also included. Altho NYC Events confirms the listed items, they are subject to change by their sponsors. Check with their contacts. Let the sponsor 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 'email@example.com' 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. c '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 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ------ -(26. -27 -208 -29 -30 -31 1 20:21 2 .3. 4 5 6 7# 8 20:26 9 .10) 11 12 13 14 15 20:29 16 (17) 18 19 20 21# 22 20: 31 23 24 (25. 26 27 28 29 20:31 30 +1 .+2. +3 +4 +5 +6 20:30 ----------------------------------------------- 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 Astronomy on Tap - - - - 19 Bus Fesrival - - - - - - 9 Canarsie line curtailment 0 *Floyd Bennett Field - - - 7 Secret Science Club - - - 0 CONNECTICUT - CT *A S of Gtr Hartford - - AUT Astro Soc of Greenwich - AUT *Astro Soc of New Haven - 25 Bowman Observatory - - - 5, 19 *Litchfield Hills AAC mtg 14 *Litchfield Hills starvg - 28 *McCarthy Observatory - - 8 New Pond Farm - - - - - - ??? Stamford Observatory - - 7, 14, 21, 28 *Van Vleck Obsy (ASGH) - - 8 Van Vleck Obsy (WU) - - - AUT Western CT St Univ Obsy - AUT *Westport Astro Soc mtg - 18 *Westport Astro Soc starvg 5, 12, 19, 26 ------------------------- Boothe Meml Astro Soc - 203-377-9933, www.facebook.com/Boothe-Memorial-Astronomical-Society LONG ISLAND - LI *Amateur Observers Soc - - 2 *Amat Obsrs Soc starviewing 0 Amer Instt Aero & Astro - 6 Astro Soc of Long Island 5, 12, 19, 26 Brookhaven National Lab - 11 Custer Institute - - - - 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Hofstra Univ Obsy - - - - AUT Montauk Observatory - - - ??? SUNY Stony Brook - - - - AUT *Susan Rose Observatory - 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 MANHATTAN - MH 14th St traffic flow - - 2 *Amat Astro Assn starvwg - 0 *Amat Astro Assn lecture - AUT Amer Instt Archarology - AUT Apolllo-50th webcasts - - 13, 27 Ctr for Atmosp Ocean Sci AUT Ctr for Science & Society AUT Central Pk (Great Lawn) - 1,2,7,8,9,14,15,16,21,22,23,28,29,30 City of Science - - - - - AUT *Columbia Univ Obsy - - - ??? Cornelia Street Cafe' - AUT Earth Institute - - - - - ??? Good Housekeeping lab - 14 Gullivarr's Gate- - - - - 0 Hayden Planetarium - - - 3, 25 Hunter College - - - - - 10 Instt Stud Ancnt World - AUT *Inwood Astronomy Project 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 measles epidemic - - - - - 1 Milky Way spring season - 1-30 Natl Musm of Mathematics 5 NY Academy of Sciences - ??? NYC-H2O - - - - - - - - - 0 NY History of Science - - AUT New York Map Society - - aut NYU Astrop & Relatvty - - AUT *NYSkies Astronomy Seminar 7, 21 SciCafe' - - - - - - - - 5 Simons Foundation - - - - AUT *Top of the laen - - - - - 1,2,7,8,9,14,15,16,21,22,23,28,29,30 TriState computer fair -- 0 Urban Park Rangers - - - 0 Weekend Walks - - - - - - 1-Dec World Science Festival - 1 -2 WTC station closings - -- 0 --------------------------- Ctr for Space Sci Edu - - firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nyccsse.org, 212-608-6164 n METRO-NORTH - NY Lamont-Doherty Obsy - - - AUT Mid-Hudson Astro Assn - - ??? Ramapo Challenger Ctr - - 16 Rockland Astro Club - - - 15 Vassar College Obsy - - - AUT Ward Pound Ridge - - - - 29 Westchester Amat Astro - AUT NEW JERSEY - NJ A A A of Princeton - - - 11 *Amat Astro Inc meeting - 7, 14, 21, 28 *Amat Astro Inc lecture - AUT A S of Toms Rv Area - - - 14 Morris Musm Astro Soc - - 13 New Jersey Astro Assn - - AUT North Bergen Viaduct - - 0 No Jersey Astro Gp mtg - 12 No Jersey Astro Gp starvg AUT Peyton Observarory - - - 5 Plasma Physics Lab - - - 7, 21 Rutgers Univ Astro Collqm AUT Rutgers Univ Astro Semnr AUT *S*T*A*R - - - - - - - - - 6 Schommer Observatory - - 13, 20 *Sheep Hill Astro Assn - - 7 *Sheep Hill Observatory - 21 *Utd Astro Clubs of NJ - - 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Washington Xing St Pk - - 7, 14, 21, 28 WTC station closings - - 0 --------------------------- Dark Sky Observers - www.users.nac.net/gburke/club McDowell Obsy - mec.rst2.edu, 201-460-8300 Montclair Telescope Club - 973-948-5284,, users.erols.com/njastro/orgs/mtc.htm NW Jersey Amat Astro - www.nwjaa.org, email@example.com 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 s QUEENS - QN Alley Pond Park - - - - - AUT York College Observatory AUT REST OF WORLD STATEN ISLAND - SI Coll of Staten Is Obsy - AUT Great Kills Park - - - - 8 Staten Is Community TV - 7, 14, 21, 28 THE BRONX - BX ============================= Ongoing and continuing events -------------------------- all day - H&M WTC line - MH - WTC station closings Thru late 2020. World Trade Center station closes every weekend to repair tunnels under Hudson River ruined by hurricane Sandy. Station closes at 00h on each Saturday, reopens at 05h on following Monday. WTC-bound trains turn at Exchange Pl station. For service to WTC, use 33 St line to connect to NYC subways. www.panynj.gov all day - H&M WTC line - NJ - WTC station closings Thru late 2020. World Trade Center station closes every weekend to repair tunnels under Hudson River ruined by hurricane Sandy. Station closes at 00h on each Saturday, reopens at 05h on following Monday. WTC-bound trains turn at Exchange Pl station. For service to WTC, use 33 St line to connect to NYC subways. www.panynj.gov 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 all day - Canarsie line - BK - night and weekend slowdown Thru mid 2020. Curtailed service on weekdays 22h to 05h on next day. Also on weekendsFri 22h to Mon 05h. Trains run in only one tunnel, taking turns in each direction to allow reapirs for hurricane Sandy damage. Service may change according as progress of work. www.mta.info. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com all day - whole City - MH - clearsky starviewing VARIOUS PLACES, DATES, HOURS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT Amat Astro Assn. Sessions convene in parks usually at dusk. Occasional daytime sunviewing. Free. Cancelled for clouds. firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.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 stereoprint 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, ist of Events ------------ Sat 1 Jun all day - ehole county - NY - measles epidemic Indefinite duration. Outbreaks of measles in several counties in NYSkies. Most cases are young patients who were never vaccinated. Most coutnies offer free shots. Some places imposed quarantines or bans against visiting public places . consult health provider for precautions and vaccination. all day - whole City - MH - World Science Festival VARIOUS LOCATIONS AND HOURS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT Thru Sun 2 Jun. Lectures, shows, performances, exhibits for all sciences. Some events are free, some pay. Many concurrent events in different locations. www.worldsciencefestival.com, firstname.lastname@example.org all day - whole City - MH - Weekend Walks street fairs VARIOUS LOCATIONS AND DATES; INQUIRE AT CONTACT Thru mid Dec. 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 00:00 - whole City - MH - Milky Way speing 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 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 - 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. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nyskies.org, email@example.com 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 - 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 - Jenny Jump St Forest - NJ - Utd A C of NJ mtg UACNJ Obsy. Indoor talk, clearsky starviewing. Free. www.uacnj.org Sun 2 Jun 05:00 - 14th street - MH - 14th St traffic flow begins TENTATIVE DTE; INQUIRE AT CONTACT Revised traffic flow in 14 St, 3rd to 9th Av, begins. Raod has 4 lanes. Middle 2 is thru traffic of buses and commercial vehivles. Outer 2, curb, lanes for brief stops of other vehicles, like picking up rider or entering garage. These vehicles enter 14 St at first right, not left, turn ahead of stop. After stop, these vhicles must leave 14 St at next, not left, right turn. Flow in force 05h-22h daily, then all lanes open for all vehicles. After 60-day grace, violators get moving popoints on driver licence. www.nyc.gov/html/dot/ 13:15 - Uniondale - LI - Amat Obsrs Soc meeting. Hofstra Univ, Berliner Hall. Free. www.aosny.org, firstname.lastname@example.org 20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 1 Mon 3 Jun 19:30 - Hayden Planetarium - MH - astronomy lecture 'Degenrates of the universe'. Enter Plm at 81 St & Cntl Pk W. $15, adv regn reqd. 212-769-5100, WWW.AMNH.ORG/PROGRAMS Wed 5 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, email@example.com 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 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting Vanderbilt Plm. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.asliclub.org 20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing Westport Astro Soc. Rolnick Obsy. Free. Cancelled for clouds. www.was-ct.org, 203-227-0925 21:00 - 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 21:00 - 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 Thu 6 Jun 18:00 - East Meadow - LI - Amer Instt Aero & Astro lecture Borlli's Restaurant, 1580 Hempstead Tk. Various topics in aeronautics and astronautics. 'The road to space, the next thousand years'. $40, incl dinner, adv regn reqd. 516-458-8593, firstname.lastname@example.org 20:00 - Lincroft - NJ - S*T*A*R meeting Brookdale Commty Coll, Mommouth Museum. Free. www.starastronomy.org, email@example.com Fri 7 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. Have GI photo ID for campus security. www.pppl.gov/events 18:30 - McBurney House - MH - NYSkies Astronomy Seminar DISCUSSION: THE SUMMER SKY AND MILKY WAY 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 - Boonton - NJ - Sheep Hill Astro Assn meeting Boonton Senior Ctr. Free. www.sheephillastro.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org 19:30 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc meeting Union Co Coll, Sperry Obsy. Indoor talk, clearsky starviewing. Free. www.asterism.org 19:30 - Staten Is Community TV - SI - science show 100 Cable Way, Mariners Hr SI. 'Geology forum' Live audience, seating at 19:30, on air at 20:00. Free. www.sictv.org, 718-727-1414 20:00 - 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. $5. Indoor lecture, clearsky starviewing. 203-322-6537, www.stamfordmuseum.org email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org 20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 1 Sat 8 Jun 20:00 - New Milford - CT - astronomy lecture McCarthy Obsy, New Miford HS. Indoor lecture, clearsky starviewing. Free. www.mccarthyobservatory.org, 860-354-1595, email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 - see Jun 1 20:00 - Jenny Jump St Forest - NJ - Utd A C of NJ mtg - see Jun 1 20:00 - Inwood Hill Park - MH cleasky starviewing - see Jun 1 20:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 1 20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 1 Sun 9 Jun 10:00 - Bklyn Bg Pk - NK - Bus Festival NY Transit Museum. 11 Water St, nr Bklyn Bg. Eplore, and ride Museum's historic buses. Food service, demos, takeaways. Free. www.nytransitmuseum.org, 718-634-1600. 20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 1 Mon 10 Jun 18:00 - Huner College - MH - science show Roosevelt House, 47-49 E 65 St, Madison & Park Avs. Author Douglas Brinklwy discusses and signs his book 'American moonshot: John F Kennedy and the Great Space Race'. Free, adv regn reqd. 212-680-3174, email@example.com Tue 11 Jun + 15:30 - Upton - LI - science lecture Brookhaven Natl Lab, Bldg 510. 'High energy atmospheric neutrinos: Connection between laboratory experiments and and cosmic rays '. Free, have GI photo ID for campus security. 631-344-2651, www.bnl.gov/evnts 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 Wed 12 Jun 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 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 5 20:00 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see Jun 5 thu 13 Jun 14:00 - whole City - MH - Apollo-50 webcasts Thru July 2019. Goddard Instt Space Stidies. NASA celebrates 50th annivetsary of Apollo lunar exploration project with series of live webcasts on history, futire, culture of the project. View with any Internet device capable of streaming videos. Webcasts at go.nasa.gov/DEEP 19:30 - Morristown - NJ - Morris Museum Astro Soc meeting Morris Museum. Free. 973-386-1848, 973-386-1848,, www.morrismuseum.org/astro-society, email@example.com, 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 Fri 14 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 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, email@example.com 19:30 - Torrington - CT - Litchfield Hills Amat Astro Club mtg Central Congregational Church. Free. 19:30 - Staten Is Community TV - SI - science show - see Jun 7 19:30 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc meeting - see Jun 7 20;00 - Wash'n X'ing - NJ - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 7 20:00 - Stamford - CT - astronomy lecture - see jun 7 20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 1 Sat 15 Jun 20:00 - Bear Mountain - NY - clearsky starviewing Rockland Astro Club. Anthony Wayne Rec Pk, picnic field. Free, cancelled for clouds. www.rocklandastronomy.com 20:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - see Jun 1 20:00 - Inwood Hill Park - MH cleasky starviewing - see Jun 1 20:00 - Jenny Jump St Forest - NJ - Utd A C of NJ mtg - see Jun 1 20:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 1 20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 1 Sun 16 Jun 14:00 - Airmont - NY - science show Ramapo Challenger Ctr, 225 Rt 29. Multimedia imulation of space missions. $20., firstname.lastname@example.org, 845-257-3416, ramapoparks#ramapo.org, 20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 1 Tue 18 Jun 20:00 - Westport - CT - Westport Astro Soc meeting Rolnick Obsy. Free. www.was-ct.org, 203-227-0925 Wed 19 Jun 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 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see Jun 5 20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 5 21:00 - Greenwich - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 5 Thu 20 Jun 20:30 - Piscataway - NJ - clearsky starviewng - see Jun 13 Fri 21 Jun 10:00 - Princeton - NJ - science tour - see Jun 7 18:30 - McBurney House - MH - NYSkies Astronomy Seminar PRESENTATION: JUPITER AND SATURN COME TOGETHER 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 - Staten Is Community TV - SI - science show - see Jun 7 19:30 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc meeting - see Jun 7 20:00 - Stamford - CT - astronomy lecture - see jun 7 20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 1 20;00 - Wash'n X'ing - NJ - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 7 20:30 - Boonton - NJ - clearsky starviewing Sheep Hill Astro Assn Obsy, Free. Cancelled for clouds. sheephillastro.otg, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Sat 22 Jun 20:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - see Jun 1 20:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 1 20:00 - Jenny Jump St Forest - NJ - Utd A C of NJ mtg - see Jun 1 20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 1 20:00 - Inwood Hill Park - MH cleasky starviewing - see Jun 1 Sun 23 Jun 20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 1 Tue 25 Jun 19:00 - hayden Planetarium - MH - astronomy lecture 'Black holes and the force of gravity'. Enter Plm at 81 St & Cntl Pk W. $15, adv regn reqd. 212-769-5100, WWW.AMNH.ORG/PROGRAMS 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 Wed 26 Jun 20:00 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see Jun 5 20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 5 Thu 27 Jun 14:00 - whole City - MH - Apollo-50 webcasts - see Jun 13 Fri 28 Jun 19:30 - Staten Is Community TV - SI - science show - see Jun 7 19:30 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc meeting - see Jun 7 20:00 - Litchfield - CT - Litchfield Hills A A C lecture White Meml Consrvn Ctr. Free. Indoor lecture, clearsky starviewing. email@example.com, lhastro.org 20:00 - Stamford - CT - astronomy lecture - see jun 7 20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 1 20;00 - Wash'n X'ing - NJ - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 7 Sat 29 Jun 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 - Inwood Hill Park - MH cleasky starviewing - see Jun 1 20:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - see Jun 1 20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 1 20:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 1 20:00 - Jenny Jump St Forest - NJ - Utd A C of NJ mtg - see Jun 1 Sun 30 Jun 20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Jun 1 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 Lectr Hall. Free. www.physics.rutgers.edu/colloquium, 732-445-3974 + 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 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 - Greenwich - CT - Astro Soc of Greenwich meeting Greenwich Public Library. Free with musm adm. email@example.com, 203-415-6762, astrogreenwich.org 15:30 - Palisades - NY - science lecture Lamont-Doherty Earth Obsy, Comer Bldg. Various topics in geophysics and earth science. Free, 845-365-8634, www.ldeo.columbia.edu, firstname.lastname@example.org, 15:30 - Courant Institute - MH - science lecture Ctr for Atmosp & Ocean Studies. Weaver Hall, 251 Mercer St. Various topics in geophysics and earth science. Free. caos.cims.nyu.edu, email@example.com 16:15 - Simons Foundation - MH - scinece lecture 160 5 Av & 21 St. 'Physics in real and counterfactual universes''s moon titan '. Buffet smacks 16:15, lecture 17:00. Free, adv regn reqd. 646-654-0066, ww.simonsfoundation.org 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 - Columbia University- MH - Ctr for sci and Soc lecture Fauenweather Hall, Room 513. 'Comparing domains of improvisation'. Free, adv regn reqd. 212-854-7211, scienceandsociety.columbia.edu 18:00 - Inst Stud Anc World - MH - cultural lecture 15 E 84 St, 5/Madison Av. Various topics on history and culture of ancient civilizations.. Free, adv regn reqd. isaw..nyu.edu firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-992-7842 18:15 - Amer Musm Natl Hist - MH - Amat Astro Assn lecture Kaufmann Theater. Free, no musm adm fee. 718-522-5014, email@example.com, www.aaa.org 18:30 - CUNY Graduate Center - MH -'Ciry of sceince' lecture 365 5 Av & 34 St, Skylight Room. 'Plants, bioiversity, and the survival of the panet'. Free, adv regn reqd. www.gc.cuny.edu/publicprograms 18:30 - Columbia Univ - MH - Amer Instt Archaeolgy lecture Schermerhorn Hallt. Various topics on archaeology and anthropology. Free, adv regn reqd. www.aia-nysociety.org, firstname.lastname@example.org 18:00 - New York University- MH - NY Hist of Sci lecture Galatin Hall, 1 Washington Pl, Rm 801 'Pathologies of blackness'. Free, adv regn reqd. 212-854-7211, scienceandsociety.columbia.edu 19:00 -East hampton - LI - astronomy lecture Montauk Obsy. Guild Hall, 158 Main st. Indoor talk, clearsky starviewing. Free. www.montaukobservatory.com 19:30 - Pleasantville - NY - Westchester Amat Astro meeting Pace Univ, Lienhard Hall, Free. www.westchesterastronomers.org, email@example.com 19:30 - New Brittain - CT - Astro Soc of Gtr Hartford meeting Central CT St Univ, Copernicus Plm. Free. www.asgh.org, 860-872-9069, firstname.lastname@example.org 19:30 - Alley Pond Park - QN - astronomy lecture Alley Pond Enviro Ctr. Indoor lecture, clearsky starviewing. $14 at door.. www.alleypond.org, email@example.com, 718-229-4000 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 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 - 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 20:00 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc lecture Union Co Coll, Smith Audm. Indoor talk, clearsky starviewing. Free. www.asterism.org 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, 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 20:30 - Voorhees St Pk - NJ - NJ Astro Assn meeting NJAA-HQ, Robinson Obsy. Indoor lecture, clearsky starviewing. Free. www.njaa.org, 908-368-8500 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, 21:00 - Poughkeepsie - NY - clearsky starviewing MEETS ONLY DURING CLASSES; INQUIRE AT CONTACT Vassar College, Observatory. Free. Cancelled for clouds. physicsandastronomy.vassar.edu/observatory.html, 845-437-7340 -------------------------------------- [???] UNCERTAIN RESUMPTION OF ACTIVITY -------------------------------------- 14:00 - NYPL 42nd St branch - MH - New York Map Society lecture Various topics about map making, cartography, geography. Free, adv regn reqd. www.newyorkmapsociety.org, mapsociety@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 19:00 - NY Academy of Sciences - MH - astronomy lecture 'The nystery of our mathematical universe'. $20. www.nyas.org 20:0:0 - Columbia University - MH - astronomy lecture Pupin Hall, signs to lecture room. Indoor lecture, clearsky starviewing. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.astro.columbia.edu/outreach, 212-854-3278 20:00 - West Reading - CT - clearsky starviewing New Pond Farm, obseratory. $10, adv regn reqd. cancelled for clouds. www.newpondfarm.org, 203-938-2117 20:300 - 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 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, email@example.com, General news ---------- Please note in the monthly calendar the first Friday in July, the 5th, is NOT flagged as a Seminar night. This day is within the Independence Day period. We shifted the first meeting of July to the 12th. This happens to be at the end of the July Manhattanhenge season. We'll step outside to watch it, with caution for the possible new traffic flows in 14th St. A general caution for events requiring GI photo ID. Some are more strict about the ID offered. Some driver licences, a common ID, are sprcificly marked 'not valid for federal identification' or similar, which some event sponsors interpret to mean it is not a government ID. More events are rejecting building, business, school IDs. I see occasional people tuned away at door for a too weak ID, altho none so far as a NYSkier. Hayden Plm had a series of lectures since April but I learned of them only in late May. I list the remaining ones, June 3 & 25. Mid Hudson Astro Assn skips meeting in June. its next session is in July. Intrepid Museum revised its summer programs, no longer having periodic astronomy nights and astro cafe' Intrepid is panning for July several events for the 50th anniversary of Apollo-11. City News ------- NYC DEM starts in June installing large sandbags along Large Manhattan waterfront, like those low-lying shores else where in City. Bags are rectangular boxes 120cm high in irregular rows to hold off flooding in future storms. On May 15 NYC Mayor deBlasio launched his president campaign. The official debut was on the 16th at Good Morning America TV show. Thousands of spectators outside the street-level studio boosted him with slogans and chants. Later in day Prez Trump tweeted welcome and good luck to deBlasio. deBlasio will exploit his achievements as mayor to beat 20+ contestants for Democrat nomination The new OMNY tap-&-go fare payment starts on May 31 on Staten Is buses and central section of Lexingron Av subway. It was under test by transit workers since April. Until OMNY is fully in place you still need MetroCard. In initial phase, OMNY handles only pay-per-ride fares, not unlimited or discount fares available thru MC. Also, a transfer mark put on MC does not carry over to an OMNY card or personal payment device, and vice versa. If you pay fare with one medium and 'transfer' via the other, you pay two separate fares. All OMNY farepoints will keep MC slots until conversion is complete in about 2022, them MetroCard is retired from service. Utilities in Long Island and Metro North sectors of NYSkies in spring suspended new or expanded piped gas service. NYS officials are no longer allowing new pipelines in state to increase supplies. Customers now with gas service and new ones taking over exiting service keep their service but may not expand it. Customers taking up or building premises with no gas service may not obtain piped gas. NYSkies Astronomy Seminar on 3 May explored the blackhole in galaxy M87, with its new image. This session is a do-over from april 19, when many NYSkiers took care of Passover-Easter duties. We walked the story of blackhole concepts from Newton's gravity crisis in the 1600s. He saw that when an attrahent body is replaced by a point mass, the gravity field near it increases without limit. He discovered what nature was supposed to always prevent, the singularity. His solution was to assert that celestial bodies have solid surfaces to stop too- close approach to the point mass. In the 1780s Michell worked out that a star could be so massive that its escape velocity excedes lightspeed. Light could not leave the star and we could not see it. He showed that the star could be revealed by small bodies orbiting it. We saw how in Einstein's theory of relativity the blackhole event could occur. Schwarzschild showed that around a blackhole there is a radius where the escape speed equals lightspeed.In the 1930s Oppenheimer found that a star could collapse into a blackhole. Astrophysical models and observation. We saw charts made by astrophysics satellite of x-ray and gamma-ray sources that required relativity theory to investigate. The sources were probably real blackholes formed by collapsed stars. The term 'black hole' for these objects was coined by Wheeler in the 1960s and is now commonly 'collapsed' into one word. We then looked at blackholes in galaxy cores. The first one we found was in galaxy M87. We examined pictures of early views of this blackhole before its nature was known. We discussed interferometry networks of radio telescopes, leading to the Event Horizon Telescope project. It captured the blackhole image thru its extreme angular resolution of microarcseconds and wavelengths to penetrate intervening gas/dust. The picture shows the inner accretion disc at the edge of the closest stable orbit for matter. The empty dark blackhole itself nests on this disc. We saw just how big this blackhole is compared to the solar system.. We learned that the wavelength received, 1.3mm, is stretched from the emitted wavelength by the strong time dilation. The swirling motion of the gas is also slowed by this dilation. By good luck M87 is in high sky during the spring. We can spot its location in Virgo. Some of us observe M87 as a deepsky target and can show it thru our scopes. Takeaways were diagrams of Newton's problem, historical articles on blackholes, diagrams of blackhole structure. map of the Event Horizon project sites, illustration of building the blackhole image, size comparison of M87 blackhole and solar system, skymap for spring with M87, photo of Virgo galaxy cluster with M87. Colin Davey on may 20 19h EDST discussed and signed his new book at Shakespeare & Co bookstore, Upper West Side MH. It, 'The American Museum of Natural History and how it ot that way', traces the construction of the present Museum, now comprising a dozen buildings accumulated of its 150-year life. Refreshments were served and book was at sale. Davey on May 22 was guest on NPR, when he highlighted assorted historical curiosities of the Museum. On May 20 17:00 EDST a pro-Israel rally was staged at 7 Av & 48 St, Times Sq MH. attracting ~1000 fans, it condemned antics of congressioners Ocasio-Cortez,O mar, Talib against Jews and Israel. Rally featured several pro-Israel speakers and a billboard truck displaying video/audio of Omar's statements. It circulated thru Times Sq streets during the show. Opposite side of 7 Av had anti-Israel rally of about 100 fans. Both groups were peaceful with no reported police interventions. On May 1 ~17:30 EDST single-prop plane ran into low-visibility weather and probable engine trouble. It trailed a 'GEICO' ad banner, heading to base in Somerset NJ. It dropped the banner into lower New York Bay and landed in soccer field at Miller Field, New Dorp SI. Female soccer team in practice cleared off of field safely for plane. Pilot was not harmed and NYPD and US FAA are investigating incident. NYSkies Astronomy Seminar on Friday 17 May discussed Manhattanhenge. We first watched a slideshow, an improved version from last year, on the history and astronomy of Manhattanhenge. By some mishap the projector displayed the show in mirror image, with all text flipped right-left. We let it alone and used the takeaways that had the pictures right way round. We learned how the Manhattanhenge sunset effect occurs along Manhattan gridiron streets. We learned how the gridiron was established, a spinoff of the American Revolution. We saw scenes of New York from the early 1800s with wide open sky and low buildings. The Sun was in sight over most of its daily arc. We studied the annual displacement of the sunset, and sunrise, points as the Sun travels thru the zodiac. When the azimuth of sunset matches the azimuth of the street we have the Manhattanhenge effect. We saw New York then just manhattan Is, grew in the 19th century into the new street grid. The City was a low four-story town due to effort to climb stairs to high floors and pressure in the water system. The City grew northward rapidly, way more than the estimated kilometer/century to reach 42nd St by the 1850s. Yet the cityscape still allowed a view of the Sun over his entire daily arc. A sunset along a street had no special meaning. We saw hoe in the 1880s several engineering and technical developments changed the cityscape. Steel framework construction replaced masonry. this made possible taller buildings with large rentable floors. Elevators relieved the work to walk up to higher floors. subways and buses were laid out to bring people to the new tall buildings, each occupied by thousands of workers. We saw the cityscape grow into streets hemmed in by towers. The Sun ws blocked for most of the day. He was visible only when he shined in the line of a street. At sunset he shined on the horizon between towers. The scene reminds us of the alignment of sunset, or sunrise, with the stone pillars at Stonehenge. This effect was originally an internal event for us astronomers, who occasionally gathered in small groups on certain streets to watch the sunset. in 2002 Natural History magazine had article by Dr Tyson, Hayden Planetarium, on astronomy features in new York, with the Stonehenge sunset effect. he called it Manhattanhenge, which in 2013 became an official English word. Gradually since then more and more people on their own watch the sunset. Today three or so myriads pour into the streets during each evening, They clog the streets, obstruct traffic, cause crowding. We saw a rare event from 2014 when the nearly full Moon rising in east while the Sun was setting in Manhattanhenge. This was a soft selenehelion, a hard one being an eclipsed Moon at sunset/sunrise. We saw on in 2018 at sunrise. We cautioned against reckless watching. The Sun can be brilliant enough to distract attention from surrounds, and there is always the danger of getting bumped or worse by cars. Takeaways were the charts of sunset point during the year, historical maps of new York, Manhattanhenge plotted by astrology software, diagrams of selenehelion. Sky News ------ Extra clear dark night in owl hours of 24 May, following normal No sighting of omega Centauri reported in NYSkies this year. weather was never good enough for a favorable attempt. night in evening of 23rd. Summer stars filled east and south in Oph, Her, Dra. Summer Triangle peppered with faint stars all over. No Milky Way sighting reports but observers enjoyed good views of deepsky targets. Sky started to cloud over near dawn. Jupiter and Saturn entered the midnight sky in Ma to give many observers their first looks in 2019 apparition. Jupiter is gaining on Saturn leasing to the grand conjunction in late 2020. Two new planetary stars in May, both with no Bayer/Flamsteed names. HD17926 is a bit fainter than my limit of 6.0 for non-B/F stars but it has three close-in rapid planets. ----------------------------------------- star | HD17926 | HD221420 constell'n | Fornax | Octans RA (2000) | 02h 52m | 23h 33m | DE (2000) | -30d 49m | -77d 23m | magnitude | +6.4 | +5.8 | spectrum | F8-IV | G2-IV | dist, pc | 320 | 32 | Sun magn | +12.3 | +7.3 | ----------+------+------+------+--------+ planet | b | c | d | b | mass, Mj | --- | --- | --- | 9.7 | S M A, AU | 0.05 | 0.07 | 1.10 | -- | per, day | 3.6 | 8.5 | 11.2 | 22,482 | ----------------------------------------- SpaceX on May 24 (UTC date) orbited first batch of Starlink satellite grid. It's a brigade of 60 sats, joined over next couple years by some, uh, 11,000[!] more around Earth for multiple functions. In sky they look like a 'train' chugging thru the stars. Reports as at late May rank them as 4-6 magn with occasional passes of 2-3 magn. Predictions for your observing station are generated by www.calsky.com and www.heavens-above.com. A positive leapsecond is inserted at end of 2019 June 30. The final second pf that day is 23:59:60 UTC. Delta-T is UTC - TAI = -37s starting on July 1st. The announcement from Intl Earth Rotation Svc by mistake states the new delta-T starts on 2017 Jan 1. That was after previous leapsecond of 2016 Dec 31, when delta-T became -36s.