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NYC EVENTS FOR MAY 2022 
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  John Pazmino 
 NYSkies Astronomy In+c 
 nyskies@nyskies.org 

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

Current Month calendar  
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  Plain dates are in current month; 
  -, previous month; +, next month. 
  #, NYSkies Astronomy Seminar, digital sessions at 
      (www.nyskies.org/av-files/av-files.htm) 
  Moon phase: .NM., .FQ), (FM), (LQ.  
  Sunset is noted for each Saturday  
        All hours are Eastern Daylight Savings Time 
 (UT - 4h). 
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      Sun   Mon   Tue   Wed   Thu   fri   Sat   sunset 
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        1     2     3     4     5     6#    7   19:59 
       .8)    9    10    11    12    13    14   20:06 
       15   (16)   17    18    19    20#   21   20:12 
      (22.   23    24    25    26    27    28  20:18 
       29   .30.   31    +1    +2    +3#   +3  20:23 ------------------
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Index  of Events 
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 * = NASA-JPL Night Sky Network affiliate  
 date = entry in 'list of events' section 
 0' = entry in 'ongoing and continuing events' section 
 'AUT'= entry in 'skipped, autumn resumption' section 
  'SPR' = entry in 'skipped, spring resumption' secrion 
  '???' = entry in 'skipped, uncertain resumption' section, 
   '!!!' = entry in 'skipped, encumbered due to lockdowns 
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    BROOKLYN - BK 
  Secret Science Club - - - !!! 


    CONNECTICUT - CT 
 *A S of Gtr Hartford   - - !!! 
  Astro Sco of Greenwich  - !!! 
 *Astro Soc of New Haven  - !!! 
  Bowman Observatory -  - - !!! 
  Litchfield Hills AAC mtg  !!! 
  Litchfield Hills AAC lect !!! 
 *McCarthy Observatory  - - 14 
  New Pond Farm  - - - - -  7 
  Van Vleck Obsy (ASGH)   -  !!!     
  Van Vleck Obsy (WU)  - -  !!! 
  Western Conn St Uv  - - - !!! 
  Westport Astro Soc mtg  - 17 
  Westport Astro Soc starvg  4, 11, 18, 25 
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  Boothe Meml Astro Soc - 203-377-9933, 
    ww w.facebook.com/Boothe-Memorial-Astronomical-Society 

    LONG ISLAND - LI 
 *Amateur Observers Soc - - !!! 
 *Amat Obsrs Soc starviewing!!! 
  Amer Instt Aero & Astro -T!!! 
  Astro Soc of Long Island  4, 11, 18, 25 
  Brookhaven National Lab - !!! 
  Custer Institute  - - -    7, 14, 21, 28 
  Hmaptons Observatory  - - !!! 
  Hoftra univ Obsy  - - - - !!! 
  SUNY Stony Brook - -  - - !!!  
 *Susan Rose Observatory  -  7, 14, 21, 28 

   MANHATTAN - MH 
 *Amat Astro Assn starvwg -  0 
 *Amat Astro Assn lecture - !!! 
  Amer Instt Archaeology  - !!! 
 Ctr for Atmosph & Ocean Sci 4 
  Ctr for Science & Society !!! 
  Central Pk (Great Lawn) - !!! 
  Columbia Clinate Schhol - !!! 
  comet 2021-O3 PANSTARS  -  1-31 
  Fleet Week  - - - - - - - 25-31 
  Govvernors Island - - - -  0 
  Hayden Plm 'Frontiers' -- !!! 
  Hayden Plm 'Live!' -  - - !!! 
  Instt Stud Ancnt World  - !!! 
  Intrepid Museum  - - - -- 27 
 *Inwood Astronomy Project  !!! 
  Jupiter Joe's Astronomy - !!! 
  lunar eclipse - - - - - - 15 
  Manhattanhenge  - - - - - 29-31 
  Memorial Day  - - - - - - 30 
  Milky Way spring season -  1-Jun 30 
  Natl Musm of Mathematics  11 
  NYC-H2O  - - - - - - - - - !!! 
  New York Map Society  - - !!! 
  NYU Astrop & Relatvty - - 24    
 *NYSkies Astronomy Seminar  6, 20 (digital Seminars) 
  omega Centauri challenge   1-May 31 
  selenehelion  - - - - - - 15 
  Simons Foundation - - - - AUT 
 *Top of the Laawn  - - - - !!! 
  Urban Park Rangers  - - - !!! 
  World Science Festival  - 5-299 
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 Ctr for Space Sci Edu - - info@nyccsse.reading org, www.+nyccsse.org,  
             212-608-6164 
    METRO-NORTH - NY  
  Lamont-Doherty Obsy   - - !!! 
  Mid-Hudson Astro Assn - - 13 
  Vassar Collee Obsy  - - - !!! 
  Ward Pound Ridge  - - - -  21 
  Westchester Amat Astro  - 13 

    NEW JERSEY - NJ  
  A A A of Princeton  - - - !!! 
 *Amat Astro Inc meeting  - !!! 
  *Amat Astro Inc lecture - !!! 
  A S of Toms Rv Area - - - 13 
  Morris Musm Astro Soc - - 14 
  NJ Astro Assn - - - - - - 28 
  No Jersey Astro Gp mtg  - !!! 
  No Jersey Astro Gp starvg  5, 12. 19. 26 
  Peyton Observator y - - - !!! 
  Plasma pPhysics Lab - - - !!! 
  Rutgers Univ Astro Collqm !!! 
  Rutgers Univ Astro Semnr  !!! 
 *S*T*A*R - - - - - - - - - !!! 
  Schommer Observatory  - - 12, 26 
 *Sheep Hill Astro Assn - - !!! 
 *Sheep Hill Observatory  - !!!  
 *Utd Astro Clubs of NJ - -  7, 14, 21, 28 
 Washington Xing St Pk  - -  6, 13, 20, 27 
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  Dark Sky Observers - www.users.nac.net/gburke/club  
  Montclair Telescope Club - 973-948-5284,,    
        users.erols.com/njastro/orgs/mtc.htm 
  NW Jersey Amat Astro - www.nwjaa.org, info@nwjaa.org 
  Passaic Co Astro Assn - www.users.nac.net/gburke/PCAA, 973-523-0024 
 *Raritan Vy Co Coll Plm  - www2.raritanval.edu/planetarium  
   Skyland Stargazers  -  skylandstargazers.tripod.com 

    QUEENS - QN  
  York College Observatory - !!!! 

    REST OF WORLD 
 
    STATEN ISLAND - SI 
  Coll of SI Obsy - - - - - !!! 

    THE BRONX - BX 

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Ongoing and continuing events 
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    all day - Governors Island - MH - cultural shows 
        HOURS VARY BY SEASON; INQUIRE AT CONTACT 
        Open all year! Walk and tour thru former military base and 
        new urban park. Shows vary each day or visit by foot or bike. 
        Ferries run every 40 min from   Battery Marine Terml, MH. On 
        weekdays also from Pier 6, BK; and Atlantic Basin, BK. Island 
       is free but ferry fare is $3 RT. Adv regn reqd, no at-door 
        tkts. www.nps.gov/gois, www.govisland.com 
    all day - whole City - MH - clearsky starviewing  
        VARIOUS PLACES, DATES, HOURS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT  
        Amat Astro Assn. Sessions convene in parks usually at dusk. 
        Occasional daytime sunviewing. Free. Cancelled for clouds. 
          president@aaa.org, 718-522-5014, www.aaa.org  

List of events 
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Sun  1 May 
    all day - whole City - MH - comet 2021-O3 PANSTARS 
        Comet rounded perihelion on Apr 21 in strong twilight and 
moved into evening sky. Fading rapidly but still in binocular reach 
for most of May. in far north sky thu Mqy. Orbit elemenrS: 
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     Epoch  2022 Apr. 11.0 = JDT 2459680.5 TT 
     T (Time of perihelion)  2022 Apr. 21.04749 TT 
     q (perihelion distance)  0.2873218 AU 
     w (Argument of perihelion)  299.99106 deg 
     ˆ (Longitude of ascending node)  189.01994  deg 
     e (eccentricity)  1.0001054     
     i (inclination)  56.79113 deg 
     L (longitude of perihelion)  145.52073 deg 
      (latitude of perihelion)  -46.43971 deg 
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    02:00 - 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    
    22:00 - whole City - MH - omega Centauri challenge 
        Thru 31 May. When cluster ome Cen, NGC5128, is on meridian 
        it's about 21 deg alt, yet is observable from within NYC. 
        Requires good observing skills, dark sky, clear horizon. 
        www.nyskies.org/articles/pazmino/51285139.htm. 

Wed  4 May 
    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 
    20:00 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting 
        Vanderbilt Plm. Free. asliastronomy@yahoo.com, 
        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 

Thu  5 May 
    20:00 - Upper Montclair - NJ - clearsky starviewing 
         No Jersey Astro Gp meeting. Montclair St Univ, CELS Hall. 
        Free, adv regn reqd, cancelled for clouds. njastro.org, 9 
 
Fti  6 May 
    18:30 - McBurney House - MH - NYSkies Astronomy Seminar 
        SEMINARS ARE OFFERED AS DOWNLOAD AUDIO-VIDEO FILES AT 
        'www.nyskies.org/av-files/av-files.htm' UNTIL ON-SITE MEETINGS 
         RESUME AFTER THE LOCKDONW ERA. 
        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 
    20;00 - Wash'n X'ing - NJ - clearsky starviewing 
        Amat Astro Assn of Princeton. Simpson Obsy. Free, cancelled 
       for clouds. www.princetonastronomy.org, 609-737-2575, 
       info@princetonastronomy.org 
 
 Sat  7 May 
    19:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing  
        Amat Obsrs Soc. capus of Custer Institt. Sessions concurrent 
        with Custer's own events. Free, cancelled for clouds. 
        www.aosny.org, suerose@optonline.net             
    19:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting 
        Custer Instt. Indoor program, clearsky starviewing. $5-$15. 
        Varies with program. www.custerobservatory.org, 
        president@custerobservatory.org, 631-765-2626  
    19:45 - West Reading - CT - cleatsky starviewing 
        New Pond Farm, obseratory. outdoor clearsky  starviewing. $10, 
        adv regn reqd, cancelled for clouds. www.newpondfarm.org, 
    20:00 - Jenny Jump St Forest - NJ - Utd A C of NJ mtg 
        UACNJ Obsy. Indoor talk, clearsky starviewing. Free. 

Wed 11 May 
    16:00 - Natl Musm of Mathematics - MH - scienceshow 
       Also 19:00. 'Mathematical Encounters'. Free, adv regn 
      reqd. 212-542-0566, www.momath.org, info@momath.org 
    20:00 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see May 4 
    20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see May 4 

Thu 12 May 
    20:00 - Upper Montclair - NJ - clearsky starviewing see May 5 
    21:30 - Piscataway - NJ - clearsky starviewng 
        Rutgers Univ,`Schommer Obsy. Free. Cancelled for clouds.  
        732-205-0020, www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/ast-serin.html  
        pryor@physics.rutgers.edu    


Fri 13 May 
     19:00 - Toms River - NJ - Astro Soc of Toms Rv Area meeting 
        Ocean Cnty Coll, Novins Planetarium. Free. 
        www.astra-nj.org, 732-255-0343, webmaster@astra-nj.org 
     19:00 - Lk Taghkanic St Pk - NY - clearsky starviewing 
        Mid-Hudson Astro Assn. West Beach parking lot. Free,  ,        
        cancelled for clouds. Adv regn reqd with vehicle make, 
        model, plate number for park security. `       
         www.mhaa.nidhudsonastro.org 
    19:30 - Pleasantville - NY - Westchester Amat Astro meeting  
        Pace Univ, Wilcox Hall, Free.    
        www.westchesterastronomers.org, 
        waa-president@westchesterastronomers.org 
    20;00 - Wash'n X'ing - NJ - clearsky starviewing - see May 6 

Sat 14 May 
    11:30 - Morristown - NJ - Morris Museum Astro Soc meeting  
        Morris Museum. Free. 973-386-1848, 973-386-1848,, 
        www.morrismuseum.org/astro-society, info@morrismusem.org, 
        ckkrish@gmail.com, www.mmastrosociety.org 
        $15, adv regn reqd. 212-769-5100, www.amnh.org/programs  
    19:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing  - see May 7 
    19:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - see May 7 
    20:00 - Jenny Jump St Forest - NJ - Utd A C of NJ mtg - see May 7 
    20:00 - New Milford - CT - astronomy lecture  
        McCarthy Obsy, New Miford HS. Indoor lecture, clearsky  
        starviewing. Free. www.mccarthyobservatory.org, 860-354-1595, 
        mccarthyobservatory@gmail.com 

Sun 15 May 
    19:45 - whole City - MH- selenehelion 
        In NYSkies region full Moon rises quite at sunset, both bodies 
        in sky together. Moon above sunlighted landscape. Extra event  
        beforelunar eclipse later this night.  Timetable for New York: 
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 EDST  | event          | alt-az | comments 
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 19:50 | Moon rises     | 00 115 i selenehelion 
 20:06 | Sun sets       | 02 117 | full daylight ends 
 20:37  |civil dusk     | 06 123  daytime work ends 
 21:16 | nautical dusk  | 12 131 | full night begins 
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    22:00 - whole City - MH total lunar eclipse 
        Most of Western Hemisphere sees total lunar eclipse on 15th, 
        continuing into 16th in eastern timezones. Folloes 
        elenehelion for NYSkies earlier in night. Timetble of events 
        for New York: 
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 Magn = 1.414;  1st-4th = 3h27m; 2nd-3rd = 1h25m 
 Moon radius =  0.267 deg deg; umbra radius = 0.759 deg 
 1st/last paenumbra, 15 min from contacts 
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 EDST  | event          | alt-az | comments 
 ------+----------------+--------+---------
 19:50 | Moon rises     | 00 115 i selenehelion 
 20:06 | Sun sets       | 02 117 | full daylight ends 
 20:37  |civil dusk     | 06 123  daytime work ends 
 21:16 | nautical dusk  | 12 131 | full night begins 
 22:13 | first penumbra | 19 142 | first shading on Moon 
 22:28 | first contact  | 21 144 | partial phase begins 
 23:32 | second contact | 27 150 | totality begins 
 00:00 | midnight       | 28 166 | May 15 -> May 16 
 00:12 | mid totality   | 28 169 | deepest in umbra 
 00:54 | Moon transits  | 29 180 | highest diurnal altitude 
 00:54 | third contact  | 29 180 | totality ends 
 01:56 | fourth contact | 27 196 | partial phase ends 
 02:11 | last penumbra  | 26 199 | last shading on Moon 
 04:28 | nautical dawn  | 12 229 | full night ends 
 05:06 | civil dawn     | 06 225 | daytime work begins 
 05:38 | Sun rises      | 02 241 | full daylight begins 
 05:48 | Moon sets      | 00 242 | moonlight ends 
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Tue 17 May 
    20:00 - Westport - CT - Westport Astro Soc meeting 
        Rolnick Obsy. Free. www.was-ct.org, 203-227-0925 

Wed 18 May 
    20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see May 4 
    20:00 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see May 4  

Thu 19 May 
    20:00 - Upper Montclair - NJ - clearsky starviewing see May 5 

Fri 20 May 
    18:30 - McBurney House - MH - NYSkies Astronomy Seminar- see May 6 
    20;00 - Wash'n X'ing - NJ - clearsky starviewing - see May 6  

Sat 21 May 
    19:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing  - see May 7 
    19:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - see May 7 
    20:00 - Jenny Jump St Forest - NJ - Utd A C of NJ mtg - see May 7 
    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, 

Tue 24 May 
      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 

Wed 25 May 
    all day - whole City - MH - World Science Festival 
        TENTATIVE DATES; INQUIRE AT CONTACT 
        VARIOUS LOCATIONS AND HOURS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT 
        Thru Sun 29 May. Lectures, shows, performances, exhibits for 
        all sciences. Some events are  free, some pay. Many concurrent 
        events in different locations. www.worldsciencefestival.com, 
        info@worldsciencefestival.com 
    all day - whole City - MH - Fleet Week show 
       VARIOUS LOCATIONS AND HOURS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT 
        Thru 31 May. Dozens of navy ships from several countries 
        dock in NYC for tours and visits. Demos ofair-sea operations a 
        various places in City. Exhibts at Intrepid Museum. Free, 
        possible limited room or long waits. Local news media, 
        www.militarynews.com/app/fleetweknewyork, 
         www.navyleague.org 
    20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see May 4 
    20:00 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see May 4 

Thu 26 May 
    20:00 - Upper Montclair - NJ - clearsky starviewing see May 5 
    21:30 - Piscataway - NJ - clearsky starviewng - see May 12 

Fri 27 May 
    17:00 - Intrepid Museum - MH - Free Friday show 
        Pier 86 and ship. Exhibits, demos, talks. Clearsky movies 
        and starviewing. Free. www.intrepidmuseum.org 
    20;00 - Wash'n X'ing - NJ - clearsky starviewing - see May 6 Sat 

Sat 28 May 
    19:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing  - see May 7 
    19:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - see May 7 
    20:00 - Jenny Jump St Forest - NJ - Utd A C of NJ mtg - see May 7 
    20:30 - Voorhees St Pk - NJ - New Jersey Sdyto Assn lecture 
        Robinson Obsy. Indoor talk, clearsky starviewining. 
        Free.  www.njaa.org, 908-368-8500 

Sun 29 May 
    20:00 - gridiron - MH - Manhattanhenge 
        Thru 31 May. Sun sets in line with E-W streets within 
        Manhattan gridiron. Requires clear view along street to 
        horizon in NJ. www.nyskies.org/articles/pazmino/stone-ny.htm 

Mon 30 May 
    all day - whole City - MH - memorial Day 
        Please check with event contact for session falling on this 
        day by rule or outdated schedule c  
 - - - - --Events skipped this month 
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  [AUT] AUTUMN RESUMPTION OF ACTIVITY 
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    17:00 - Simons Foundation - MH - scinece lecture 
       160 5 Av & 21 St. 'What is a proxy and why is it a problem?' 
        Free, adv regn reqd. 646-654-0066, 
        www.simonsfoundation.org 

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 [!!!] ENCOMBERED DUE TO LOCKDOWNS; UNCERTAIN RESUMPTION 
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    all day - whole City - MH - cultural tour 
        VARIOUS LOCATIONS AND TIMES; INQUIRE AT CONTACT 
        NYC-H2O. Walk, bike, ride thru history and culture of NYC 
        muwater system facilities and natural waterways in and near 
        the City.  Events are pay orfree, adn regn reqd. Bike tours 
        need own bike. www.nych2o.org, 
        matt@nych2o.org 
     all day - whole island - LI - clearsky starviewing  
        VARIOUS PLACES, DATES, HOURS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT  
        Amat Obsrs Soc. Sessions convene in parks usually at dusk. 
        Occasional daytime sunviewing. Free. Cancelled for clouds. 
         www.aosny.org, suerose@optonline.net 
    all day - whole City - MH - clearsky starviewing  
        VARIOUS PLACES, DATES, HOURS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT  
        Jupiter Joe's Sidewalk Astronomy. Sessions convene in parks 
        usually at dusk. Occasional daytime sunviewing. Free. `       
        Cancelled for clouds.  www.jupiterjoesastronomy.org, 
        jupiyerjoesastronomy@gmail.com 
    all day - whole City - MH - cultural tours & lectures 
        VARIOUS PLACES, DATES, HOURS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT  
        Urban Park Rangers. Tours of parks, landmarks, nabes, hoods. 
        Lectures on history and culture of NYC. Program varies each 
        month. Free. www.nyc.gov/parks  
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    10:00 - Princeton - NJ - science tour 
        Plasma Physics Lab. Walk thru history and culture of fproject 
        to capture energy from controled hydrogen fusion. Free, adv 
        regn reqd. Have GI photo ID for campus security. 
        www.pppl.gov/events 
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    10:30 - Piscataway - NJ - astronomy lecture 
        Colloquium series. Rutgers Univ, Busch Campus, Astro & Phys 
        Lecture Hall. Free. www.physics.rutgers.edu/colloquium, 
       732-445-3974 
 = = = = = 
    11:00 - at home -  NY - Lamont-Doherty Open House 
        Thru Oct 14. At-home interactive visit at geological 
        observatory. No on-site activity, take part via computer. Get 
        tool & specimen kit and computer instructions, Sign up by Oct 
        7 for snail-mailed items to arrive before event. Free,  adv 
        regn reqd. climate.columbia.edu/events/lamont-open-house-home. 
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    13;15 - Unionsale - LI - Amat Obsrs Soc meeting 
         Univ, Berliner Hall. free. www.aosny.org, 
        suerose@optonline.net 
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    13:30 - Piscataway - NJ - astronomy lecture 
        Seminar series. Rutgers Univ, Serin W330. Free. 732-445-3974, 
        www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/seminar 
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    14:00 - Avenues HQ - MH - New York Map Society lecture 
        11 E 26 St, 17th floor. Various topics about map making, 
        cartography, geography.  Free, adv regn reqd. Have GI photo ID 
        for caampus security. www.newyorkmapsociety.org, 
         mapsocietyny@gmail.com 
 = = = = = 
    15:30 - Greenwich - CT - Astro Soc of Greenwich meeting 
        Greenwich Audubon Ctr. Free with musm adm. 
        rickbria@optonline.net, 203-415-6762, astrogreenwich.org 
    15:30 - Upton - LI - Summer Sundays science show 
        Brookhaven Natl Lab. Small seminar room. 'What is the Higgs 
        boson hiding?'. Free, have GI photo ID for campussecurity. 
        631- 344-2651, www.bnl.gov/evnts 
 = = = = = 
    18:00 - Columbia Climate School - MH - science lecture 
        Columbnia Univ, Lerner Hall, Arledge Audm.. 'Sea level rise: 
        Causes, impacts and options for solutions'. Free, adv regn 
        reqd. climate.columbia.edu 
    18:00 - East Meadow - LI -  Amer Instt Aero & Astro lecture 
        Borlli's Restaurant, 1580 Hempstead Tk. Various topics in 
        aeronautics and astronautics.  'The road to space, the next 
        thousand years'. $40, incl dinner, adv regn reqd. 
         516-458-8593, davidparis@twc.com 
    18:00 - Columbia University- MH - Ctr for Sci and Soc lecture 
        Fauerweather Hsll, Rm 513. 'The triumph of scientific 
        imagination, 1760-1900'. Free, 
        adv regn reqd. 212-854-7211, scienceandsociety.columbia.edu     
    18:00 - Inst Stud Anc World - MH - cultural lecruee 
        15 E 84 St, 5/Madison Av. Various topics on history and 
        culture of ancient societies. Free, adv regn reqd. 
        isaw..nyu.edu, isaw@nyu.edu, 212-992-7800  
    18:00 - Amagansett - LI - astronomy lecture 
        amptons Obsy. Amagansett Library. Indoor talk, clearsky 
        sunviewing. Free. www.montaukobservatory.com 
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     18:15 - Amer Musm Natl Hist - MH - Amat Astro Assn lecture 
         Kaufmann Theater. Free, no musm adm fee. 718-522-5014, 
         president@aaa.org, www.aaa.org 
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    18:30 - Hunter College - MH - Amer Instt Archaeolgy lecture 
        Hemmerdinger Screening Room. Various topics on archaeology and 
        anthropology. Free, adv regn reqd. GI photo ID required for 
        campus security. www.aia-nysociety.org, 
        info@aia-nysociety.org  
    18:30 - CUNY Graduate Center - MH -'GC presents' lecture 
        365 5 Av & 34 St. 'Climate change:The effects on coastal 
        environments''. Free, adv regn reqd. 212-817-7000, 
         www.gc.cuny.edu/publicprograms 
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    19:00 - New Haven - CT - Astro Soc of New Haven meetinG 
        Yale Univ, Leitner Family Obsy. Indoor talk, clearsky 
        starviewing. Free. www.asnh.org, prez@asnh.org 
    19:00 - Hayden Planetarium - MH - 'Frontiers' lecture 
         Kayfnamm Thtr. Enter at 81 St/Cntl Pk W. $15, adv regn reqd. 
         212-769-5100, www.amnh.org/programs     
    19:00 - Hayden Planetarium - MH - 'Astronomy live!' lecture 
       Live narrated planetarium show. Enter at 81 St/Cntl Pk W. 
       $15, adv regn reqd.  212-769-5100, www.amnh.org/programs     
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    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 - Boonton - NJ - Sheep Hill Astro Assn meeting  
        Boonton Senior Ctr. Free. www.sheephillastro.org, 
        contacts@sheephillastro.org, wwestura@optonline.net 
    19:30 - Princeton - NJ - Amat Astro Assn of Princeton meeting 
       Princeton U, Peyton Hall. Free. www.princetonastronomy.org, 
        609-737-2575, info@princetonastronomy.org 
    19:30 - Pleasantville - NY - Westchester Amat Astro meeting 
        Pace Univ, Lienhard Hall, Free. 
        www.westchesterastronomers.org, 
        waa-president@westchesterastronomers.org 
      19:30 - Torrington - CT - Litchfield Hills Amat Astro Club mtg 
        Central Congregational Church. Free. lhastro.org, 
        lhastro@gmail.com 
   19:30 - New Brittain - CT - Astro Soc of Gtr . meeting 
        Central CT St Univ, Copernicus Plm. Free. www.asgh.org, 
        860-872-9069, pparkerrs@cs.com 
    19:30 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc meeting 
        Union Co Coll, Sperry Obsy. Indoor talk, clearsky  
        starviewing. Free. www.asterism.org 
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    20:00 - Inwood Hill Park - MH cleasky starviewing 
        OCCASIONAL EXTRA SESSIONS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT  
        Inwood Astronomy Project. Meet at park entrance, Seaman Av 
        & Isham St. Free. Cancelled for clouds. 917-529-2359 
         www.inwoodastronomy.org, jasonskendall@gmail.com 
     20:00 - Uniondale - LI - clearsky starviewing 
        Hofstra University,Berliner Bdg, Rm 117. Free, 
        adv regn reqd. Cancelled for clouds. 516-463-2759, 
        www.hofstra.edu/Academics, observatory@hofstra.edu 
    20:30 - 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;00 - York College - QN - astronomy lecture . 
        Core Academic Bdg, Rm AC-2E01. Indoor lecture, clearsky 
        starviewing. Free, adv regn reqd. 718-262-2082,  
        www.york.cuny.edu/centers-institutes/observatory, 
     20:00 - Litchfield - CT - Litchfield Hills A A C lecture 
        White Meml Consrvn Ctr. Free. Indoor lecture, clearsky 
        starviewing. lhaacsec@gmail.com, lhastro.org 
    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 - Danbury - CT - astronomy lecture 
        Westn Conn St Uv, Obsy/Plm. Indoor planetarium show, 
        clearsky starviewing. Free. www.wcsu.edu/starwatch, 
        203-837-8671, dawsond@wcsu.edu 
    20:00 - 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 - Middletown - CT - clearsky starviewing 
        Astro Soc of Gtr Hartford, Wesleyan U, Van Vleck Obsy. Free. 
        cancelled for clouds. www.asgh.org, 860-872-9069, 
        pparkerrs@cs.com 
    20:00 - Upper Montclair - NJ - No Jersey Astro Gp meeting 
        Montclair St Univ, Richardson Hall, Room 232. Free. 
        njastro.org, 973-655-7266 
    20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing 
        PLUS OCCASIONAL EXTRA SESSIONS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT  
        Top of the Lawn. North path of Great Lawn. Free. Cancelled for 
        clouds. tags_p@yahoo.com, www.nyskies.org, nyskies@nyskies.org 
    20:00 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc lecture 
         Union Co Coll, Smith Audm. Indoor talk, clearsky 
       starviewing. Free. www.asterism.org 
     20:00 - Lincroft - NJ - S*T*A*R meeting 
        Brookdale Commty Coll, Mommouth Museum. Free. 
        www.starastronomy.org, s-walters@comcast.net York College - QN 
    20:00 - Bell House - BK - Secret Science Club meeting  
        OCCASIONAL SESSIONS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT 
        149 7 St, 2/3 Av. Lecture and music on various science  
        topics. Free. secretscienceclub.blogspot.com, 718-638-4400, 
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    20:30 - Boonton - NJ - clearsky starviewing 
        Sheep Hill Astro Assn Obsy.Free, adv regn reqd, cancelled for 
`       clouds. www.sheephillastro.org,         
        contacts@sheephillastro.org, wwestura@optonline.net 
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    21:00 - Greenwich - CT - clearsky starviewing 
        Astro Soc of Greenwich. Curtis Elem Schl, Bowman Obsy. Free. 
        Cancelled for clouds. rickbria@optonline.net, 203-415-6762. 
        astrogreenwich.org 
    21:00 - Poughkeepsie - NY - clearsky starviewing 
        MEETS ONLY DURING CLASSES; INQUIRE AT CONTACT 
        Vassar College, Observatory. Free. Cancelled for clouds. 
        physicsandastronomy.vassar.edu/observatory.html, 
        845-437-7340 
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General news 
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    May 2022 continues the slow, yet encouraging, rise to pre-virus life. 
A couple events emerged from '!!!' state while a couple others 
regressed back into it.Most astronomy centers removed or loosened 
their coronavirus notices. Most no longer ask for vaccine papers. You 
should, just in case, have you face mask to hand.
    Those events still in '!!!' and would normally go off-duty in 
summer will be moved in June's NYC Events to the 'AUT' section. By now 
these about ran out of time to resume spring operations. 
    Astro Soc of New Haven still has remote, not in-person,  meetings. 
By misinterpretation its April meeting was listed to be in New Haven's 
public observatory. 
    I'm surprised at the lack of announcements for public viewing of 
the May 15 lunar eclipse! This is one event, in early night in 
plausibly pleasant air, to promote public interest in astronomy in 
your town. Inquire at local astronomy center for latest news about 
eclipse viewing. 
    Floyd Bennett Field leaves NYC Events as a distinct entry. 
Sessions are now part of the overall starviewing activity of Amat 
Astro Assn. www.aaa.org
    Great Kills leaves NYC Events as a distinct entry. It was a legacy 
item  from the 'Staten Island chapter' of Amat Astro Assn. The chapter 
is long defunct. AAA  continues Great Kills Sessions as part of its 
overall starviewing activity. www.aaa.org 

City news
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    NYC Mayor Adams tested positive for coronavirus on Apr 10 after 
attending several sport and theater events. The events run with weak 
coronavirus cautions.  Adams quarantined in City Hall and works  with 
his staff and agencies by video sessions. He was treated with ordinary 
remedies and left quarantine on Apr 20. 
    On Mar 31 several city offices, including Municipal Building, were 
lighted in blue, white, pink. Display marked Day of Transparency Day 
for persons of alternative genders. Empire State Building similarly  
lighted its crown. 
    New baseball team staten island FerryHawks inaugurates season on 
apr 30 with road game. First home game is May 3 at its stadium in St 
George SI. Team replaces defunct SI Yankees that folded in 2020 as 
coronavirus victim.  FerryHawks at each home game will honor a 'Harbor 
hero' person for significant civic achievement.
    Manhole cover blowouts in Times Sq on Apr 10 ~20h EDST closed 
streets centered on 43 st & 7 Av. Loud explosion, gushing smoke sent 
visitors running in panic.Con Edison suspects leaked gas in 
underground chamber that ignited. Streets cleared and opened on 11th. 
    NYC fell for massive April Fool's joke on Apr 1. NYC Mayor Adams 
plans to rebuild 3rd Av, 24 St-125 St, into a bike highway! It is 
scheme to reduce motor traffic in City, as part of coming Earth Day. 
Existing 2 bus lanes stay in place. Rest of roadbed becomes SIX lanes 
for bikes.Altho plan had serious flaws, like connecting to Q'boro 
Bridge and arranging safe on-off for bikes, the idea was reasonably 
possible under Adams's current activity. Joke was broken in dawn of 
April 2nd.   
    Home delivery of several newspapers was delayed or skipped on Apr 
22. band from Extinction Rebellion NYC blocked trucks at printing 
plant, College Pt QN, on claims the papers don't care about climate 
change. Plant does NY Post, NY Times, Wall St Jrnl, USA Today, all 
affected by the protest. Many agitators were arrested for trespass and 
disorberly conduct. 
    US CDC on apr 13 extended the transport masking rule to May 3. it 
ws to expire on apr 18. Rule, extended several times, applies to 
airlines, public transport, both vehicles and terminals. 
    On Apr 18 US Court, Mid Dist of florida, threw out transportation 
mask rule. It found CDC was out of bounds to issue rule as a law, not 
as advice or suggestion. Instantly word of the overturn went out, just 
about all airlines and airports stopped  the rule. In some cases 
riders were queued for boarding when they got the word, all at once --
/ threw their masks in air or on ground. 
    Transport systems may, after federal mask rule was striked down on 
Apr 18, make own mask rules. Check transport webs for details and have 
your mask to hand. In NYS, subways, buses, LIRR, MNR are keeping masks 
for the time being. Enforcement was, and still is, minimal. 
    NJ on Apr 20 became first state in NYSkies to allow recreational 
MJ! 12 outlets have new licences to sell it, Lines for initial sale 
were a hundred meters long and some outlets ran out of stock in a 
couple hours. MJ must be grown and processed within NJ, not else 
where.
    Anyone 21YO+ with any valid photoID may buy weed in NJ. Person may 
ge from out-of-state. Non-NJ customers must follow their home state's 
laws for MJ carried into state from NJ. 
    For advanced home astronomers the classic book 'Astronomical 
spectroscopy', by Tennyson, is a free PDF at 

    web‚ducation.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Immperial-College-
    Press-Advanced-Physics-Texts-Jonathan-Tennyson-Astronomical-
    Spectroscopy.pdf

Link must be knitted together. All -' are chars in the link, not 
grammatical hyphens. The book is a thoro treatise of spectroscopy 
issued in 2005 and does require grounding in college physics and 
maths. 
    Multiple shootings and smoke bomb hit 36th St station, 4th Av 
line, sunset PK BK, on Apr 12 ~08:25 EDST. Man on uptown N train at 
station put on gas mask, opened a canister that filled train with 
smoke. He then fired at riders in car and platform, hitting 10. All 
injuries were nonfatal, treated at hospitals. shooter, Frank James, 
was captured on the 13th in East Vg MH. 


Sky news 
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    April 2022 was a mixed month for observing. While there were many 
clear nights, most were cloudy or hazy. In some cases the evening was 
clouded out but midnight and owl hours were clear.
    NYSkies opens its spring season for spotting the Milky Way. Period 
runs in May-Jun. summer reach, segment possible to see, is in high sky 
i owl hours thru dawn. Background and instructions are at 
'www.nyskies.org/articles/pazmino/milky-ny.htm'. 
    NYSkies finished its annual Globe at Night exercise on April 1. 
Most readings were clouded out. Campaign resumes in November 2022 when 
orion comes back to pre-midnight sky. Moon is small is the next-to-
last chance to hunt for omega Centauri . It would be the very last 
chance but the lunar eclipse gives a final shot during totality. If 
totality occurs with omega on the meridian in your longitude, go for 
the cluster. k moon days in early May plus the totality of the lunar 
eclipse give good chances to see comet PANSTARS. Comet moves from near 
Capella into Camelopardalis. As at end April it is in binocular range 
but is fading steadily. 
    Manhattanhenge is May 29-31 likely in pre-virus strength. Expect 
massive gatherings in the streets. Note that the traffic pattern in 
14St was radicly altered in 2020. Scout out possible viewing spots 
along 14 St in days before the 29th.