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
January 2 &
16 February 6
& 20 March 6 &
01 April 3
7 & 14
September 4 & 18 October 2 &
16 November 6 & 20 December 4
of July 10th is changed from the normal July 4thdue
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
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 NYSkiers.
If you have a loose Friday on your
astronomy calendar, hop a train or bus and ride to the
stars with The NYSkies Astronomy Seminar.
:Last update on 20 June 2015