THE NYSKIES ASTRONOMY SEMINAR
On 2005 March 17 NYSkies opened the NYSkies
Astronomy Seminar in St Paul's Lutheran Church in W 22nd St, Manhattan.
In April 2010 it moved to McBurney House in W 14th St.
These meetings are discussions and presentations of current
astronomy topics, space missions, show & tell,
celestial events, travel and conferences, observing reports, and news of other
astronomy activities in and around New York City.
In the months between school semesters, the Seminar
features a Summer Lecture Series, presented by area astronomers to
explain their projects. This fills in the 'valley' when lectures
elsewhere are on leave. During the school year, occasional special
lectures are offered as the opportunity allows.
Sessions are on the first and third Friday of each
month from 6:30PM to 9:30PM It runs an extra half hour starting in 2012
January. Future sessions are:
September 7 & 21 October 5 & 19
November 2 & 16 December 7 & 21
January 4 & 18 February 1
& 15 March 1 &
15 April 5 & 19
June 7 & 21
July 5 & 19
August 2 & 16
September 6 & 27 October 4 &
18 November 1 & 15 December 4 & 20
The second session in September is changed from
the normal 20th to the 27th.
The NYSkies Astronomy Seminar meets at McBurney Hall,
125 West 14th Street, Manhattan. It is next to 14th St, IND 6th Av
(orange): 6th Av, BMT 14th St (gray); 14th St, PATH. Nearby are the
14th St stations of IRT 7th Av (red), IND 8th Av (blue), BMT
Broadway (yellow), and IRT Lexington Av (green). Buses
in 14th St, 6th Av, and 7th Av stop close to McBurney Hall.
A notice about each session is emailed to
supporters of NYSkies thru its Yahoogroup. There are no cancellations, except for
overwhelming circumstance like a transit strike or storm evacuation. The latest news about the Seminar is in
the Yahoogroup, where last minute announcements are posted.
The formation of The NYSkies Astronomy Seminar came
from the growing desire of NYSkiers and other local astronomers to have
a congenial climate in which to carry on their discussions of astronomy,
to offer a more personal flavor to the Yahoogroups forum, and to give
NYSkies more visibility as an urban astronomy support service.
The NYSkies Astronomy Seminar is open to the public
and is free of charge, there being no formal 'membership' in NYSkies in
the usual sense. It is funded now by generous donations from many
If you have a loose Friday on your astronomy
calendar, hop a train or bus and ride to the stars with The NYSkies
:Last update on 10 September 2013