Monday, July 19, 2010

7/20 - Let's go...Highline Stargazing!

A new friend reminded me of this fun little thing that happens every Tuesday night - stargazing on the Highline!  Such a cool, urban space to take a stroll why not see some stars up close too?: )

EVERY TUESDAY: Stargazing with the Amateur Astronomers Association

EnlargePhoto by Kiersten Chou.
Join Friends of the High Line and the Amateur Astronomers Association (AAA) of New York for Astronomy on the High Line, each Tuesday at dusk, on the High Line. View the stars using the AAA’s high-powered telescopes, and get a lesson from the experts on the celestial wonders of New York’s night sky.

Telescopes will be set up from dusk to 9:30 PM under the Standard Hotel on the High Line, located between Gansevoort and 14th Streets. This event will occur every Tuesday evening. In the event of rain, Stargazing will be cancelled. For updated information on weather related changes, visit

Location: On the High Line under the Standard Hotel
FREE. RSVP not required. 
I've been once before, to see Jupiter (I think it was Jupiter hehe), and though it's a small set up, it's really amazing to be able to see something so far away!

I plan to stop by tonight TUES 7/20 - b/c I'll be traveling again for the next few weeks! This is what we'll see, acc. to their website:

July 208:24
9 days old

in the South
Mercury low in WNW

Venus, Mars, & Saturn low in W till 10:00

Maybe later this summer, we can take another trip to Inwood Park with AAA to see the full night sky (remember when we went the first time? POST) - I hear there is another meteor shower or something neat to see in a few months - will keep you posted!

Email me to meet up ( - and make a wish!