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2016 Annual Spring Starfest

March 19, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Free

On Saturday March 19, the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York (AAA), in conjunction with the Woodlawn Conservancy, will take a tour of our solar system and universe during its annual Spring Starfest in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Woodlawn Cemetery is a national historic landmark that has commanding open area views, free of glare from local lighting, where the majority of the urban night sky can be seen. There will be telescopes of various magnifications and design, capable of reaching out into the Milky Way Galaxy and beyond. Come have a look at the universe in The Bronx, easily reachable by public transportation.

The event will begin at 6:30pm, when trained AAA observers will setup their telescopes for night time observing, at this time the AAA observers will setup different telescopes and begin determining their celestial targets. Guests are welcome to watch this process, and speak with AAA members and supporters about telescopes, astronomical binoculars and solar observing equipment.

To read more about the event, visit http://www.aaa.org/observing/spring-starfest-in-woodlawn-cemetery-the-bronx/

Details

Date:
March 19, 2016
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1027553200624236/

Organizer

Amateur Astronomers Association of New York
Email:
president@aaa.org
Website:
http://www.aaa.org/

Venue

Woodlawn Cemetery
517 E 233rd St.
Bronx, NY 10470 United States
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Website:
http://www.aaa.org/observing/woodlawn-cemetery-bronx/