The Amateur Astronomers Association of New York hosts solar observing one Sunday afternoon each month in Central Park. We’re located right by Conservatory Water (to which many people refer as the “model boat pond”). That’s where model boats are floated and where people observe Pale Male and his celebrated family of red-tailed hawks who live right across Fifth Avenue. The closest entrances are on Fifth Avenue at 72nd and 76th streets.
AAA members will be present with telescopes specially filtered to view the Sun. You may bring your own equipment, but we insist on strict safety provisions due to the dangers of improperly filtered direct solar viewing. All devices used for direct solar viewing must be fitted with approved filters.
Highly expert solar astronomer Tom Haeberle, a Board Member of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, leads our Solar Observing at Conservatory Water.
For the January 2013 session, we were lucky enough to have an unseasonably warm and clear day. The turnout was strong and the viewing was excellent. Please join us at Conservatory Water for February's Solar Observing on February 24th and look for Tom with his Telescopes.