Take some time to meet the man in the moon or gaze at another galaxy this summer. The very friendly members of the Amateur Astronomer’s Association holds observing events most nights except Sundays and Mondays.
They are extremely friendly and welcoming of families. Just be sure to return that consideration by respecting their time and equipment and if you take the kids, teach them to do the same.
Here is the sky observation schedule for NYC Summer 2011.
High Line (lower west side of Manhattan)every Tuesday evening http://www.aaa.org/highline
Brooklyn Heights Promenade http://www.aaa.org/promenade
This fall be sure to be part of AAA’s annual Urban Starfest in the Sheep Meadow of Central Park on a Saturday evening in the fall. You may think that you won’t see a thing with Times Square a few blocks away, but the isolation of the park offers a good view of the night sky away from the city’s glare. http://www.aaa.org/starfest .