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NYC Events


  John Pazmino 
 NYSkies Astronomy In+c 

    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. 
    Frequently asked questions and explanation of NYC Events is at 
    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. 
    For events which missed NYC Events, check the NYSkies email group. 
This is the relocated 'nysky' yahoogroup, which Yahoo teminated on 
2020 December 15. The new 'nydkird'group started on 2020 November 10.  
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General notes 
    'whole City' means the event has no specific or dedicated place. 
It may be enjoyed from the whole NYSkies territory or at a number of 
individual places. Celestial events are typicly 'whole City' events.  
    'all day' means the event is continuous or repeating during the 
open hours of the host facility. Facilities may have limited hours per 
day or days per week. Check with the event contacts.  
    'adv regn reqd', for 'advance registration required/requested' 
means that the event requires or requests signing up before the event. 
You must have your ticket in hand at the gate. There could be a 
deadline some days before the event, after which no more signups are 
accepted. Check with the event contact for specifics. 
    Prices cited are the 'rack rate'. You could qualify for discounts 
as may be offered by the sponsor. Besides the base price there may be 
noptional extra fees to consider. 

Current Month calendar  
  Plain dates are in current month; 
  -, previous month; +, next month. 
  #, NYSkies Astronomy Seminar 
  Moon phase: .NM., .FQ), (FM), (LQ.  
  Sunset is noted for each Saturday  
  Sun   Mon   Tue   Wed   Thu   Fri   Sat  sunset 
  ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---  ----------
    1     2     3     4     5     6#    7  20:08 
   .8.    9    10    11    12    13    14  19:55 
  .15)   16    17    18    19    20#   21  19:45 
  (22)   23    24    25    26    27    28  19:34 
   29   (30.   31    +1    +2    +3#   +4  19:21 

Index  of Events 
 * = NASA-JPL Night Sky Network affiliate  
 date = entry in 'list of events' section 
 0' = entry in 'ongoing and continuing events' section 
 'AUT'= entry in 'skipped, autumn resumption' section 
  'SPR' = entry in 'skipped, spring resumption' secrion 
  '???' = entry in 'skipped, uncertain resumption' section, 
   '!!!' = entry in 'skipped, encumbered due to lockdowns 
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  Floyd Bennett Field - - - !!! 
  Secret Science Club - - - !!! 

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

 *Amateur Observers Soc - - !!! 
 *Amat Obsrs Soc starviewing!!! 
  Amer Instt Aero & Astro - AUT 
  Astro Soc of Long Island  !!! 
  Brookhaven National Lab - AUT 
  Custer Institute  - - - -  7, 14, 21, 28 31 
  Hmaptons Observatory  - - !!! 
  Hoftra univ Obsy  - - - - AUT 
  Never Forget concert  - - 21 
  SUNY Stony Brook - -  - - AUT 
 *Susan Rose Observatory  -  7, 14, 21, 28 
  Zero-G airplane rid - - - 21 
 *Amat Astro Assn starvwg - !!! 
 *Amat Astro Assn lecture - AUT 
  Amer Instt Archaeology  - AUT 
  Ctr for Armosph Ocean Sci AUT 
  Ctr for Science & Society AUT 
  Central Pk (Great Lawn) - !!! 
 *Columbia Univ Astro   - - AUT 
  Earth Institute - - - - - AUT 
  Gvvernors Island  - - - -  1-Oct 31 
  Hayden Plm 'Frontiers'  - AUT 
  Hayden Plm 'Live!' -  - - AUT 
  Homecoming concert - -  - 21 
  Instt Stud Ancnt World  - AUT 
  Intrepid Museum  - - - -- !!! 
 *Inwood Astronomy Project  !!! 
  Jupiter Joe's Astronomy - !!! 
  Natl Musm of Mathematics   4 
  'Nature of Color' exhibit  1-August 24 
  NYC-H2O - - - - - - - - - !!! 
  New York Map Society  - - AUT 
  NYU Astrop & Relatvty - - AUT 
  nova Cassiopeiae 2021 -    1-indef 
 *NYSkies Astronomy Seminar !!! 
  SciCafe' - - - - -  - - -  4 
  Simons Foundation - - - - AUT 
 Summer Streets - - - - - -  7, 14 
 *Top of the Laawn  - - - - !!! 
  Tunnel-to-Towers walk -  - 1-Sep 11 
  Urban Park Rangers  - - - !!! 
 Ctr for Space Sci Edu - - info@nyccsse.reading org, www.+nyccsse.org,  
             212-608-6164 n 

  Lamont-Doherty Obsy - - - AUT 
  Mid-Hudson Astro Assn - -  66 
  Vassar Collee Obsy  - - - AUT 
  Ward Pound Ridge  - - - -  7 
  Westchester Amat Astro  - AUT 

  A A A of Princeton  - - - !!! 
 *Amat Astro Inc meeting  - !!! 
  *Amat Astro Inc lecture - AUT 
  A S of Toms Rv Area - - - !!! 
  Morris Musm Astro Soc - - !!! 
  New Jersey Astro Assn - - AUT 
  No Jersey Astro Gp mtg  - !!! 
  Peyton Observatory  - - - !!! 
  Plasma pPhysics Lab - - - !!! 
  Rutgers Univ Astro Collqm AUT 
  Rutgers Univ Astro Semnr  AUT 
 *S*T*A*R - - - - - - - - - AUT 
  Schommer Observatory  - - !!! 
 *Sheep Hill Astro Assn - - !!! 
 *Utd Astro Clubs of NJ - -  7l 14l 21l 28 
 Washington Xing St Pk  - - !!! 
  Dark Sky Observers - www.users.nac.net/gburke/club  
  Montclair Telescope Club - 973-948-5284,,    
  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 - AUT 

  Stellafane early entry   -  5 
  Stellagane cnvention        6-8 

  Coll of SI Obsy - - - - - AUT 
  Staten Is Community TV  - !!! 



Ongoing and continuing events 

List of events 
 # Events with dates are on-site events, with refuvrflockdown    # 
 # restrictions for attendees. Have in hand your facial mask and # 
 # follow all procedures at the event. Inquire at each event's   # 
 # contact for specific instructions. Mind well that local lock- # 
 # down authorities may intervene on site against violators.     # 

Sun  1 Aug 
    all day - whole City - MH - Tunnel-to-Towers walk 
        Thru Sep 11. T-t-T foundtn head Frank Siller walks ~865km from 
        Pentagon, to Shanksville, to Ground Zero in 42 days honoring 
        victims of WTC attacks of 2001 sep 11. Waypoints along route 
        with tentative celebrations for Siller. 
        Aug   1 -Pentagon, near Arlington VA 
        Aug  7 - Winchester VA 
        Aug 14 - Cmberland MD 
        aug 21 - Shanksville PA 
        Aug 28 - Hershey PA 
        Sep  4 - Easton PA 
        Sep  5 - Morristown NJ 
        Sep 10 - Staten Island sI 
        Sep 11 - Brooklyn BK 
        Sep 11 - Ground Zero MH 
        Final reach is Battery tunnel, Lower Manhattan, Ground Zero. 
        www.t2t.org, local news sources 
    all day - whole City - MH -nova 2021, V1405, Cassiopwiae 
        Nova Cassiopwiae 2021, official name V1405, discovered by Yuji 
        Nakamura, Japan, on 2021 Mar 18 at 9.6 magn. Erratic 
        fluctuations since, remaining in binocular range thru late 
        June 2021. It spiked to 5th magn in late July then fell back 
        to 7th by month end. RA 23h 24m 47.73s, Decl +61d 11m 14.8s 
        (2000). From alp Cas to bet Cas, then one length beyond, 2d S 
         of M52. Cas is in high NE in August midnight hours. 
  a ll day - Amer Musm Natl Hist - MH - 'Nature of color' exhibit        
        Thru 2021 August. 4th floor. Explore light, wavelength, 
        vision, pigments, radiation, sprctra. $28 adm & exh. 
         212-769-5100, www.ammh.org/exhibitions/color 
    all day - Governors Island - MH - cultural shows 
        Thru 31 Oct. Island is open every day 10h-18h weekdays, 10h-
        19h weekends. 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 walk-in 
        tkts.www.nps.gov/gois, www.govisland.com 

Wed  4 Aug 
     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 
    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 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing 
        Westport Astro Soc. Rolnick Obsy.  Free. Cancelled for clouds. 
        www.was-ct.org, 203-227-0925 

Thu  5 Aug 
   15:00 - Springfield - VT - Stellafane early entry  
        Springfield Telscp Mkrs. Breezy Hill. Field & camping open for 
        early arrivals. No other services on site. $10 + convtn regn, 
       adv online regn only., no mail or at-door. Virus proceedures 
        may be in force. www.stellafane.com 

Fri  6 Aug 
    09:00 - Springfield - VT - Stellafane convention  
        Thru Sun 8 Aug. Springfield Telscp Mkrs. Breezy Hill.  
        Talks, demos, swop tables, workshops, food svc, nearby 
        lodging, camping, dark skies, tourism, prizes. $35 adv regn, 
        online only, no mail or at-door, + extras. Virus procedures 
        may be in force.  www.stellafanec.com 
     21:00- 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. `       

Sat  7 Aug 
    07:00 - Bklyn Bg to Upr E Side - MH - Summer Streets 
        Streets closed from motor traffic07h-13h for promenade from 
        Bklyn Bg to Upr E Side. Only human-powered vehicles aloowed. 
        Street shows, viewing sites, music, performers. Walk thru Park 
        Av tunnel under Murray Hill. Free. 
  Summer Streets route                                      5 Av 
  ====================                                       --O--
     |<--Lafayette St/4 Av/Park Av S-->|<--Park Av--/\/--      |72 St 
     Foley Sq              Union Sq       Grand Centl Terml    | 
  Bk Bg           Cooper Sq      Park Av Tnl         
    20:00 - 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  
    20:00 - Ward Pound Ridge - NY - clearsky starviewing 
        Westchester Amat Astro. Meadows Picnic Area. Free. Cancelled 
        for clouds. waa-president@westchesterastronomers.org 
    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 - Jenny Jump St Forest - NJ - Utd A C of NJ mtg 
        UACNJ Obsy. Indoor talk, clearsky starviewing. Free. 

Wed 11 Aug 
    20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Aug 4 

Sat 14 aug 
    07:00 - Bklyn Bg to Upr E Side - MH - Summer Streets 
    20:00 - New Milford - CT - astronomy lecture  
        McCarthy Obsy, New Miford HS. Indoor lecture, clearsky  
        starviewing. Free. www.mccarthyobservatory.org, 860-354-1595, 
    20:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - see Aug 7 
    20:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing - see Aug 7 

Tue 17 Au 
    18:00 - Westport - CT - Westport Astro Soc meeting 
        Rolnick Obsy. Free. www.was-ct.org, 203-227-0925 

Wed 18 Aug 
    20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Aug 4 

    Sat 21 Aug 
    08:00 - Westhampton - LI - Zero-G aurplane ride 
        Experience low-g and zero-g in empty padded airliner. Plane 
        does 15 parabolic arcs in 5-hr ride. Ground instruction, then 
        board plane. $7,500/person adv regn reqd. Oprional, extra fee, 
        helocoppter or seaplane transport to airport. www.gozwrog.com 
    17:00 -  Central Park - MH - Homecoming concert 
        NYC Mayor's Offc. Great Lawn. Celebration of City recovery 
        from coronavirus. $180-1,000 for seats, free for open ground. 
         Adv regn reqd. Have vax proof, masks optional.  Ltd 
         adm for non-vax audience. www.nyc.com/homecomingweek 
    19:00 - Jones Beach - LI - Never Forget concert 
        Tunnel-to-Towers Foundtn. J B Theater. Honoring victims of WTC 
        collapse on 2001 sep 11. $26-50, adv regn reqd. Masks 
        optional. www.t2t.org 
    20:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - see Aug 7 
    20:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing - see Aug 7 

Wed 25 Aug 
    20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Aug 4  
Sat 28 aug 
    20:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - see Aug 7 
    20:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing - see Aug 7 

 Events Skipped This Month 
    10:30 - Piscataway - NJ - astronomy lecture 
         Colloquium series. Rutgers Univ, Busch Campus, Astro & Phys 
        Lecture Hall. Free. www.physics.rutgers.edu/colloquium, 
    13:30 - Piscataway - NJ - astronomy lecture 
        Seminar series. Rutgers Univ, Serin W330. Free. 732-445-3974, 
    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. 
    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, 
    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 - 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 
    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 
    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, 
    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 - 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 - Earth Institute - MH - science lecture 
        Columbnia Univ, Lerner Hall, Arledge Audm.. 'Sea level rise: 
        Causes, impacts and options for solutions'. Free, adv regn 
        reqd. ei.columbia.edu 
    18:00 - 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 - Palisades - NY - science lecture 
        Lamont-Doherty Earth Obsy, Monell audm. 'Climate, carbon ```      
`       dioxide, and sea level: Past is prologue'. Free, 
         845-365-8634, www.ldeo.columbia.edu, 845-365-8988 
     18:15 - 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 - 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       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  
   19:30 - New Brittain - CT - Astro Soc of Gtr Hartford meeting 
        Central CT St Univ, Copernicus Plm. Free. www.asgh.org, 
        860-872-9069, pparkerrs@cs.com 
    19:00 - 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 
    19:30 - Stony Brook - LI - astronomy lecture                     
        SUNY Stony Brook, Earth &amp; 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, Lienhard Hall, Free. 
    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 - Middletown - CT - clearsky starviewing 
        Wesleyan U, Van Vleck Obsy. Free, cancelled for clouds. 
        860-685-3664, www.wesleyan.edu/astro/events 
    20:30 - West Reading - CT - astronomy lecture 
        New Pond Farm, obseratory. Indoor lecture, clearsky 
        starviewing. $8, adv regn reqd. www.newpondfarm.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, observatory@hofstra.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,  
    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 
    20:30 - 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 - Coll of Staten Is - SI - clearsky starviewing 
        Astrophys Obsy. Free, cancelled for clouds. 718-982-2818, 
    21:00 - Poughkeepsie - NY - clearsky starviewing 
        Vassar College, Observatory. Free. Cancelled for clouds. 
    all day - whole City - MH - clearsky starviewing  
        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 - cultural tour 
        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, 
     all day - whole island - LI - clearsky starviewing  
        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  
        Jupiter Joe's Sidewalk Astronomy. Sessions convene in parks 
        usually at dusk. Occasional daytime sunviewing. Free. `       
        Cancelled for clouds.  www.jupiterjoesastronomy.org, 
    all day - whole City - MH - cultural tours & lectures 
        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. 
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    13;15 - Unionsale - LI - Amat Obsrs Soc meeting 
        Hofstra Univ, Berliner Hall. free. www.aosny.org, 
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    17:30 - Intrepid Museum - MH - Free Friday show 
        Pier 86 and ship. Exhibits, demos, talks. Clearsky movies 
        and starviewing. Free. www.intrepidmuseum.org 
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    18:00 - Amagansett - LI - astronomy lecture 
        amptons Obsy. Amagansett Library. Indoor talk, clearsky 
         sunviewing. Free. www.montaukobservatory.com 
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    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, 
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     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, webmaster@astra-nj.org 
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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 
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   19:30 - Boonton - NJ - Sheep Hill Astro Assn meeting  
        Boonton Senior Ctr. Free. www.sheephillastro.org, 
        contacts@sheephillastro.org, wwestura@optonline.net 
    19:30 - 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 
    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, 
      19:30 - Torrington - CT - Litchfield Hills Amat Astro Club mtg 
        Central Congregational Church. Free. lhastro.org, 
    19:30 - Pleasantville - NY - Westchester Amat Astro meeting  
        Pace Univ, Wilcox Hall, Free.    
    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 
        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 - Princeton - NJ - clearsky starviewing 
        Princeton Univ, Peyton Hall. Free. Cancelled for clouds 
        jeg@astro.princeton.edu, lee@astro.princeton.edu 
    20:00 - Upper Montclair - NJ - No Jersey Astro Gp meeting 
        Montclair St Univ, Richardson Hall, Room 232. Free. 
       njastro.org, 973-655-7266 jjj 
    20:00 - Middletown - CT - clearsky starviewing 
        Astro Soc of Gtr Hartford, Wesleyan U, Van Vleck Obsy. Free. 
        cancelled for clouds. www.asgh.org, 860-872-9069, 
    20:00 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting 
        Vanderbilt Plm. Free. asliastronomy@yahoo.com, 
    20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing 
        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 - Bell House - BK - Secret Science Club meeting  
        149 7 St, 2/3 Av. Lecture and music on various science  
        topics. Free. secretscienceclub.blogspot.com, 718-638-4400, 
    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, 
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    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  
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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. 
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General News
    July 2021 was a shocker for most astronomy centers. After a month 
or so of steady slow emergence from the coronavirus era, some towns 
and states are toying with renewed restrictions. These could be masks 
for every one, vaxed or not; premises entry only for vaxxed visitors; 
expelling nonvaxxed employees; turning down nonvaxxed job applicants; 
banning virus-spreader events. 
    Astronomy activities gearing up for resumption in the fall now 
face cancellation by their hosts, who in turn may be shut down in new 
    Star parties and conventions with relaxes virus rules may have to 
reconfigure their plans to comply with new tighter rules. 
    on the other hand, several major events are set to resume, with 
only light virus procedures. These include two magaconcerts in Central 
Park and Jones Beach, both on aug 21. s   Zero-G airplane ride comes 
to Long Island on Aug 1 and then does several days of rides in New 
York (via newark airport( in September. 
    Summer Streets returns on Aug 7 and 14, all-out festival on 
Manhattan where some 15 km of street are closed from vehicles. 
    Tunnel-to-Towers prez Frank Siller starts a walk, on foot, to each 
9/11 attack site on aug 1. He passes thru NJ, SI, BK, MH on sep 10-11, 
ending at Ground Zero. Some towns on the route plan ceremonies for 
Siller as he passes thru them. 
    Apparently no new events come back in August, I found the same set 
active in July. These may fall into new virus regulation from their 
towns or states. 

City news
    US Prez Biden on July 13 aired plan for door-to-door soliciting 
for people to get coronavirus vaccine! As at end July no official 
program was established, with duly issued rules, regs, procedures. In 
NYSkies no state/local authority set up such program. Yet some readers 
reported that in 20s of July 'agents', who had fake uniforms and no 
official ID or orders, did visit them about the vaccine. As far as I 
hears all were dismissed by verbal claiming vaccination. 
    NYC had a traditional full-featured 4th-of-July show staged in 
East River. ~ one million viewers lined river in BK. MH, QN. Air was 
humid, hot, but clear for the fireworks. 
NYC Bd of Elections on July 7 cleared Eric Adams as democrat nominee 
form mayor. It took many rounds of processing rank-choice ballots to 
arrive at this result. Adams goes against Republican nominee Curtis 
Sliwa in the general election in November. 
    The Hometown heros tickertape parade on July 7 attracted about 
half million viewers under stifling hat/humidity. due to heat advisory 
in fore ceremonies at City Hall were replaced by  a small indoor 
event. Tickertape downthrow was modest because most offices along 
Canyon of Heros were still closed from lockdown. 
    During July 2021 a flap broke out about the 'delta' strain of 
coronavirus. As best as we know it is handily defended against by the 
three vaccines.A vaxxed person chanced to catch the delta virus 
suffers only a bad cold or mild flu illness. Like the standard virus, 
early quick medical attention is a must. Else sickness can require 
hospital treatment. 
    Nathn's hotdog contest was held on July 4, 11h EDST in Maimonides 
Park, home of Brooklyn Cyclones.  The event was open only for press to 
temper crowds out of lingering coronavirus concerns. Joey Chestnut set 
a new all-tim record of 76 hotdogs in the 10-minute run. Michelle 
Lesco won the women's compoe with 30-3/4. Record-holder Miki Sudo did 
not compete for this year.  
    A severe situation grew in July 2021 with vaccinations. People 
after a couple weeks lost or discarded their receipts, like the fate 
of sales receipts. With no other easy way to prove vaccination, they 
could be turned away at many events, premises, activities. 
    Large sinkhole broke open in 89 St, East End Av-York Av, 
Yorkville, on July 15 ~08:30 EDST. In middle of street it was 4-1/2m 
diam, ~6m deep. Hole cut off water to streetside buildings. NYC OEM 
and NUC DWP worked to restore water flow and repair ground surface.  
    During July 2021 NYC Mayor deBlasio announced that his Open 
streets pand outdoor dining programs are permanent. Open Streets is a 
network of ~100km of block-;pmg streets closed to vehicles to aoffer  
for casual recreation. Outdoor dining allowed restaurants to build 
temporary tents and gazebos in curb lanes. 
    Coronavirus in July continues its sharp decline. Just about all 
new cases are among nonvaxxed patients. Virus death rate is now among 
that for of many other serious diseases. 
    Several business executives on July 13 joined together  to seek a 
new minor league baseball team for Staten Island.  It would replace 
the SI Yankkess that folded in 2020 from the coronavirus situation. 
Yankess were a farm team for major  league NY Yankees. 
    Street cave-in trap[ed two parked cars on July 11 morning in UWS 
MH. It was on Riverside Dr near 97 St  causing two parked cars to 
topple into it. The slide into it. NYC DOT pulled out the cars by 
afternoon to let NYC DEP to begin repairs. 
    On July 24 NYC Mayor deBlasio rolled out new app to verify 
vaccination/ status. It checks person's claim against national vaccine 
database. Could apply to customers, clients, visitors, employees, Uc 
where vax is needed for person's acceptance. 
    NYC Mayor deBlasio on July 24 ordered all unvaxed city workers 
to get virus vaccine by Sep 15. Those not vaXXed by then must submit 
to weekly virus test. Also all city job applicants must be vaxxed as a 
qualifying factor. 

Sky news 
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    July 2021 was a lousy observing month due to summer torrid/humid 
air and clouds. Several nights were bruised by  thunderstorms or 
windstorms. One target lost to weather was nova Cas, flaring up to 5th 
in late month just when most nights were smothered in cloud.  
     NYSkies in June 2021 endured its  first official heat storm of 
year. June 27-30 had temps in mid 30Cs with collateral high humidity.  
Heat broke in night of 30th, followed by moderate summer weather. 
'Heat storm' occurs when three or more days in a row have maximum temp 
of 32C or more. 
    Manhattanhenge was clouded out on May 29 and 30. It shined with 
blinding Sun on May 31s Crowds were less than normal, yet thoroly 
substantial. Traffic in viewing streets was interrupted while cityfolk 
celebrated the sunset. Next chance in 2021 is July 9-11. 
    Weather news within NYSkies on July 22 noted arrival of smoke from 
Oregon-California forest fires. Observers already noticed sky was 
dusty or smoky between clouds since the 20th. 
    Saturn and Jupiter enter the night sky in Aug 2021. Sat is in E  
Cap; Jup, W Cap-Aqr.Sat rings are closing from fully open in 2016-17 
with N side facing us. Venus is low in W in dusk, still nearly full 
phase. Uranus and Neptune are in midnight sky. 
       Fast brief windstorm slammed into NYSkies on July 6 18h-19h 
EDST. it raced NE to SE over us at ~100K{H with ~80kph wind. 
Widespread damage to loose buildings and fixtures, downed ]trees and 
power lines, debris-blocked roads.. Storm was followed by 20h by 
regular thunderstorm that caused lowland flooding. D 
    Manhattahennge on July 9, 10, 12 was rained or clouded out. On the 
11h some observers caught glimpses of sun sinking into broken  cloud. 
They did so in streets drenched from afternoon rain.