2018 NYC Autumn Starfest
September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree
See the universe from Central Park! Join the Amateur Astronomers Association (AAA) of New York (http://www.aaa.org/ + Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) and the Urban Park Rangers at the annual Autumn Starfest at the Sheep Meadow. AAA members will share views through their telescopes of planets, star clusters, double stars, and other objects in the night sky.
Free and open to the public! All ages welcome!
Scheduled Guest Speakers are Franck Marchis of SETI Institute and Al Nagler, Founder of Tele Vue Optics.
Free raffle for a Celestron NexStar 60 SLT telescope (inlcudes one hour of free instruction by an AAA amateur astronomer), and AAA of NY Tee Shirts! Raffle tickets will be provided at the entrance.
Free gift bags and glow sticks to the first 250!
What's up in the sky that night?
There will be several solar system objects to observe in addition to Late Summer deep sky objects: Jupiter, Saturn, asteroid Vesta, Mars, and nearly full moon. Beyond the solar system, bright globular clusters, open clusters, and multiple stars can be observed!
This event will be held on through clear/cloudy skies. The event will only be cancelled if it rains.