The Amateur Astronomers Association of New York and the NYC Physics and Astronomy Meetup are pleased to announce that astronomy observing sessions will now regularly be hosted in the Bronx at Van Cortlandt Park on the second Friday of each month through November. The park has a clear 360° view of the sky and contains various observing locations. Within the Park, we meet in front of The Van Cortlandt Mansion, overlooking the Turtle & Hare ball field.
The northbound # 1 train stops at Broadway and 242nd Street in the Bronx. Enter e Van Cortlandt Park at the 242nd Street entrance, turn left and follow the path to the Van Cortlandt Mansion on the right. All park entrances on Broadway lead you to the observing location.
As an added bonus, on select observing nights which will be specifically identifiedat least 15 days in advance on our calendar, the Venue may instead move across Van Cortlandt Park to neighboring Woodlawn Cemetery. There, in conjunction with The Friends of Woodlawn Cemetery, we will be able to take advantage of one of the darkest observing locations in NYC - - and this one is right across the Street from the Subway.
We encourage anyone wishing to bring a telescope or binoculars to do so, and if you require assistance learning to use your telescope, we ask that you please notify us beforehand so that we can research your scope and verify we have an expert available to assist.
Chair: Joseph Martinez