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NYC EVENTS FOR NOVEMBER 2008
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John Pazmino
NYSkies Astronomy Inc
***@nyskies.org
www.nyskies.org

The following astronomy activities in the commuting ring
enclosing
New York City are operated by various organizations. A few cultural
items of special importance to City astronomers are also included.
Altho NYC Events confirms the listed items, they are subject to
change by their sponsors. Check with their contacts. Let the sponsor
know that you learned of its event thru NYC Events.
You may ask for previous NYC Events thru '***@nyskies.org',
because only the current issue is in the website. It is replaced by
next month's issue.
For events which missed NYC Events, check the NYSkies Yahoogroup
forum. Join NYSkies by visiting 'www.nyskies.org/yahoo.htm' and
picking either the email or website option.
Hours on November 1st are Eastern Daylight Savings Time. Hours
from November 2nd to end of month are Eastern Standard Time.

Observer's Handbook
-----------------
NYSkies once again offers the Observer's Handbook, from Royal
Astronomical Society of Canada, at steep discount, with NO MINIMUM
number of copies required. The price is $20, with pack & post to your
US postal address.
The requests in hand as at October 25 already consumed a large
portion of our supply, but you can still grab your copy. Details are
at 'www.nyskies'org/oh.htm' and 'www.nyskies.org/ohclub.htm'.

Facility curtailments
-------------------
With the decline of the global economy, there could be sudden
changes in the listed events. Many are hosted by facilities subject
to
shortfalls of funding, such as museums and parks. Cutbacks may force
the event to shift day, hour, location, or be cancelled. The change
may be of short leadtime.
Please check with the event contact for last minute advisements.
Mind well that the event sponsor usually has no effective influence
on
the necessity to alter the event.

Potential savings
---------------
With the global economic decline events that have an admission
fee
may offer special discounts or waive the fee. Some already did so
during October 2008. The free or reduced admission may apply for only
certain days or hours and may be announced on short notice.
Please check with the event contacts for latest news.

Index of Events
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Dates for events; contact if no events
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BROOKLYN - BK

Floyd Bennett Fd exhibit 1
Floyd Bennett Fd NYSkies 7
Secret Science Club - - - 5

CONNECTICUT - CT
A S of Gtr Hartford - - - 19
Astro Soc of Greenwich - 12
Astro Soc of New Haven - 25
Bethany Observatory - - - 7
Boothe Meml Astro Soc - - 7, 21
Bowman Observatory - - - 11, 25
CT Tripoli Rocketry Assn 16
Litchfield Hills AAC - - ***@hotmail.com,
www.fortunecity.com/victorian/twain/1206/id19.htm .
Mattituck Astro Soc - - - 20
McCarthy Observatory - - 8
Stamford Observatory - - 7, 14, 21, 28
Van Vleck Obsy (ASGH) - - 8
Van Vleck Obsy (WU) - - - 5, 12, 19
Western CT St Univ - - - 8, 22
Westport Astro Soc - - - 5, 6, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 26, 27

LONG ISLAND - LI
Amat Obsrs Society - - - 2
Astro Soc of Long Island 5, 12, 19, 26
Brookhaven Natl Lab - - - 6, 10
Custer Institute - - - - 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Hofstra Univ Obsy - - - - 2
Innovative Stone Co - - - 1-indef
Jones Beach State Park - 1
Montauk Observatory - - - 1
Natl Space Soc-LISS - - - chapters.nss.org/ny/longisland,
***@aol.com
Robert Moses St Pk - - - 1, 21, 22, 28, 29
Science Club of Long Is - www.sciencecluboflongisland.com,
631-421-1523, ***@sciencecluboflongisland.com
SUNY Stony Brook - - - - www.ess.sunysb.edu/astro,
631-632-8100, ***@notes.cc.sunysb.edu

MANHATTAN - MH
92nd Street Y - - - - - - 16
Amer Mus Natl Hist - - - 1->, 1->, 22->, 2
Cafe' Science - - - - - - 10
Cafe' Scientifique - - - www.sciencecafenyc.org,
***@sciencecafenyc.org
Central Park - - - - - - 1-9
City College Physics - - 5, 12, 19
Columbia Univ Astro - - - 5, 12, 19
Columbia Univ Obsy - - - 7, 21
Cornelia St Cafe' - - - - 2
Courant Institute - - - - 5, 12, 19
CUNY Graduate Center - - 1-6, 8, 10
Earth Institute - - - - - ***@ei.columbia.edu,
www.earthinstitute.columbia.edu,
Eastern Standard Time - - 2
Goddard Inst for Spc Std 7, 14, 21
Hayden Planetarium - - - 4, 5, 12, 19, 25, 26
Inst Strings, Cosmology - 7, 14, 21
Intrepid Museum - - - - - 8
Lwr Manh-Bklyn DT subways 1-indef, 2-indef
Metropolitan Opera House 1-13
Milky Way season - - - - 1-30
Natl Arts Club - - - - - 12
Natl Space Soc-NYC - - - 6, 20
New York Univ Astro - - - 14, 21
NY Academy of Sciences - www.nyas.org, 212-838-0230.
NYC Skeptics - - - - - - 1
NYSkies Astro Seminar - - 6, 20
Observer's Handbook - - - 1
Physics Club of NY - - - 14
Rockefeller University - 5
Sci Ind Biz Liby - - - - 6, 19
South Street Seaport - - 1-indef
Surveillance camera tour ***@notbored.org, 212-561-0106,
www.notbored.org/the-scp.html,
Top of the Lawn - - - - - 1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30
Urban Park Rangers - - - 1

NEW JERSEY - NJ
A A A of Princeton - - - 11
A S of Toms Rv Area - - - 14
Amat Astro Inc - - - - - 7, 14, 21, 28
Buehler-Columbia AAA - - 1, 8, 15, 22
Dark Sky Observers - - - www.users.nac.net/gburke/club
Inst for Advd Study - - - 4, 11, 18, 25
Liberty Science Center - 201-200-1000,
marine.rutgers.edu/outreach/pulsetalks,
Metra Rocketry Assn - - - 1
Montclair Telescope Club 973-948-5284, ***@garden.net,
users.erols.com/njastro/orgs/mtc.hrm
Morris Mus Astro Soc - - 13
N W Jersey Amat Astro - - www.nwjaa.org, ***@nwjaa.org
Natl Space Soc-NJN - chapters.nss.org/nj/njn, ***@aol.com
New Jersey Astro Assn - - 22
North Jersey Astro Gp - - 6, 12, 13, 20
Ocean County Coll - - - - 8
Passaic Co Astro Assn - - 13
PATH Harrison shops - - - 1
Princeton Univ Obsy - - - 11
Rutgers Univ Astro - - - 7, 12, 21
S*T*A*R - - - - - - - - - 6
Schommer Observatory - - 13, 27
Sheep Hill Astro Assn - - 2
Sheep Hill Observatory - 21
Skyland Stargazers - - - skylandstargazers.tripod.com
Utd Astro Clubs of NJ - - www.uacnj.org
Washington Xing Pk - - - www.princetonastronomy.org, 609-737-2575,
***@aol.com

QUEENS - QN
Alley Pond Park - - - - - www.alleypond.com, 718-229-4000
Queens College Physics - 3, 10, 17, 24

REST OF WORLD

STATEN ISLAND - SI
College of Staten Is - - 4, 20
Great Kills Park - - - - 1
Staten Is Community TV - 3

THE BRONX - BX

UPSTATE - NY
Andrus Planetarium - - - 7, 14, 21, 28
Anthony Wayne Rec Area - 201-768-3298,
***@rocklandastronomy.com, www.rocklandastronomy.com
Catskills Astro Club - - 1, 29
Lamont-Doherty Obsy - - - 7, 14, 21
Lwr Hudson Vy Challgr Ctr 16
Mid-Hudson Astro Assn - - 18
Rockland Astronomy Club - 21
Swinging Bridge dam - - - 1-indef
Vassar College Obsy - - - 5, 12, 19
Ward Pound Ridge - - - - 22
Westchester Amat Astro - 7
Wilcox Park - - - - - - - 21

Monthly Calendar
--------------
Plain dates are in current month; minus, last month;
plus, next month.

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
--- --- --- --- --- --- ---
-26 -27 -28 -29 -30 -31 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6

General notes
-----------
'whole City' means the event has no specific or dedicated place.
It may be enjoyed from everywhere in the NYSkies territory or at a
number of individual places. Celestial events are typicly 'whole
City'
events.
'all day' means the event is continuous or repeating during the
open hours of the host facility. Some facilities may have limited
hours per day or days per week. Check with the sponsor's contacts.
Prices, for admission or ticket, cited are the 'rack rate'. You
could qualify for discounts as may be offered by the sponsor. Besides
the base price there may be optional extra fees to consider.

List of events
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Sat 1 Nov
XX:XX - whole City - MH - cultural tours & lectures
VARIOUS PLACES, DATES, HOURS; INQUIRE AT CONTACTS
Urban Park Rangers. Tours of parks, lanmdmarks, surrounds.
Lecutres on history and culture of NYC. Program varies each
month. Free. www.nyc.gov/parks
20:00 - Metropolitan Opera House - MH - 'Doctor atomic' show
Thru Oct 13. Opera about making of the atom bomb. Various
days. $27-$295 tkt, based on seat. www.metoperafamily.org,
all day - whole City - MH = Observer's Handbook service
Until supply runs out, pretty quickly. NYSkies discount on
Observer's Handbook 2009 from RASC, $20/copy incl P&P.
www.nyskies.org/oh.htm, www.nyskies.org/ohclub.htm,
***@nyskies.org, 212-273-5958.
all day - CUNY Graduate Center - MH - science exhibit
Thru Nov 6.'Picturing the Bomb', art inspired by the atomic
bomb. Free. 212-817-8215, web.gc.cuny.edu/cepp,
***@gc.cuny.edu
all day - South Street Seaport - MH - Bodies exhibit
CHILDREN SHOULD OBTAIN ADULT GUIDANCE FOR THIS EVENT!
Indefinite duration. 11 Fulton St. About 30 human cadavers,
some intact, some dissected and laid out for inspection of
organs. $27.50 adm. www.southstreetseaport.com
all day - Amer Mus Natl Hist - MH - science exhibit
Thru 2009 Aug 16. 'Climate change'. $24 timed tkt, incl Mus
adm. www.amnh.org/programs, 212-769-5100
all day - Lwr Manh-Bklyn DT - MH - subway reconstruction
Every Saturday. Indefinite duration. Many Lwr Manh and
Bklyn Downtown subways are under major work at various
hours. Check posters and flyers for your routes.
www.mta.info/nyct/service/lower_manh cccc
all day - Central Park - MH - cultural exhibit
Thru Nov 9. Rumsey Playground. 'Mobile art' commercial
artwork
inspired by Chanel's quilted handbag, housed in spaceship
pavilion. Free, timed tkt regd. www.chanel-mobileart.com
all day - Hauppauge - LI - Freedom Tower cornerstone exhibit
Indefinite duration. Innovative Stone Company, show yard.
Actual 20-ton granite inscribed block for Freedom Tower
cornerstone, placed in tower's foundation on 4 July 2004.
Removed for safekeeping until construction can resume. Free.
all day - Amer Mus Natl Hist - MH - astronomy exhibit
Thru 2009 Mar 29. IMAX Corridor. 'Saturn, a new view' with
Cassini images of planet, rings, mooons. Free with Mus adm.
www.amnh.org/programs, 212-769-5100
all day - Swinging Bridge - NY - potential flood emergency
Indefinite duration. Flood alert on Mongaup & upper Delaware
rivers due to sinkhole in Swinging Bridge dam. Listen for
news and advice from local emergency management agencies.
www.ferc.gov/industries/hydropower/safety/swinging.asp
00:01 - Floyd Bennett Field - BK - Concord SST departure
PLANE'S NOSE WAS SALVAGED AND REPAIRED
Concord SST, last surviving specimen, loaned by British
Airways. Plane moved back to Intrepid Museum on Oct 17, It
opens, with Museum, for viewing on Nov 8. 212-245-0072,
www.intrepidmuseum.org
10:45 - Newark - NJ - cultural tour
Elec RR Assn. Leaves Newark Penn Sta, PATH track #1. Walk
thru
history and culture of subway repair and maintenance shops.
$20 tkt, advd regn reqd. Have GI photo ID for facility
security. ***@erausa.org, 718-784-3643
13:00 - Shetler Annex - MH - science lecture
NYC Skeptics. 939 8 Av, 55 St. Rm 504. 'A skeptics guide to
string theory'. Free. www.nycskeptics.org, 212-529-33393,
***@nycskeptics.org
18:00 - Montauk - LI - astronomy lecture
OCCASIONAL SESSIONS; INQUIRE AT CONTACTS
Montauk Obsy, Montauk Publ Liby. Indoor talk, clearsky
starviewing. Free. www.montaukobservatory.com
19:00 - Jones Bh St Pk - LI - astronomy lecture
Amat Obsrs Soc. Roosevelt Natr Ctr, Indoor lecture, clearsky
starviewing. $3 fee, advd regn reqd. www.aosny.org,
***@optonline.net, 516-679-7254
19:30 - Riverdale - NJ - Metra Rocketry Assn meeting
Zeppelin Hobby store. Free. metrarocketclub.org,
973-831-7717
20:00 - Great Kills Pk - SI - clearsky starviewing
Natl Pk Svc. Enter from Hylan Bv to model flying field.
Free, cancelled for clouds. www.nps.gov/gate, 718-987-6790
20:00 - whole City - MH - fall Milky Way season
Thru Nov 30. Fall season for sighting Milky Way from within
NYC. Req dark clear sky, thoro knowledge of normal luminous
graffiti in sky. 212-273-5958, ***@nyskies.org
20:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Instt meeting
Custer Instt. Free. www.custerobservatory.org,
***@aol.com
20:00 - Liberty - NY - clearsky starviewing
Catskills Astro Club. Walnut Mountain Pk. Free, cancelled
for clouds. www.catskillsastro.org, ***@verizon.net.
20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing
PLUS OCCASIONAL EXTRA SESSIONS; INQUIRE AT CONTACTS
Weekends. Top of the Lawn. North side of Great Lawn. Free
cancelled for clouds. ***@yahoo.com, www.nyskies.org
20:00 - Paramus - NJ - Buehler-Columbia AAA lecture
Bergen Commty Coll, Buehler Obsy. Free.
www.bergen.edu/buehler, ***@bergen.edu.
20:00 - R Moses St Pk - LI - clearsky starviewing
Amat Obsrs Soc. Parking field #2, Free, cancelled for
clouds. www.aosny.org, ***@optonline.net

Sun 2 Nov
all day - Lwr Manh-Bklyn DT - MH - subway reconstruction
Every Sunday. Indefinite duration. Many Lwr Manh and
Bklyn Downtown subways are under major work at various
hours. Check posters and flyers for your routes.
www.mta.info/nyct/service/lower_manh cccc
02:00 - whole City - MH - Eastern Standard Time
Set clocks BACK, BEHIND one hour. The clock hour 01:00-01:59
REPEATS, first in EDST, thnn again in EST. Free.
11:00 - Amer Mus Natl Hist - MH - science lecture
Also 13:30. Kaufmann Thtr. 'What can we do about climate
change?'. $30 adm. www.amnh.org/programs, 212-769-5100
13:15 - Uniondale - LI - Amat Obsrs Soc meeting
Nassau Commty Coll, Bdg F, Room 123. Free. www.aosny.org,
***@optonline.net
18:00 - Cornelia St Cafe' - MH - Entertaining Science show
29 Cornelia St & W 4 St, Play & music on various science
themes. $10 adm. www.corneliastreetcafe.com, 212-989-9319
18:00 - Hempstead - LI - clearsky starviewing
Hofstra University, Chem-Phys Bdg, Rm 117. Free, cancelled
for clouds. 516-463-2759, www.hofstra.edu/Academics,
***@hofstra.edu
19:30 - Boonton - NJ - Sheep Hill Astro Assn meeting
Boonton Town Hall. Free. www.uacnj.org/clubs/shaa.htm,
***@att.net
20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1

Mon 3 Nov
12:00 - Queens College - QN - science lecture
Physcics Conf Rm, B326. Various topics in physics and
astronomy. Free. www.physics.qc.edu/colloq.php, 718-997-3350
19:30 - Staten Island Community TV - SI - science show
100 Cable Way, Mariners Hr SI. Live audience, televised on
SI cable. Free. www.sictv.org, 718-727-1414

Tue 4 Nov
11:00 - Princeton - NJ - Inst Advd Stud lecture
Princeton Univ, Bloomberg Hall. Free.
www.sns.ias.edu/astro/astrocal.php,
***@astro.princeton.edu
17:45 - Coll of Staten Is - SI - clearsky starviewing
Astrophys Obsy. Free, cancelled for clouds. 718-982-2818,
***@mail.csi.cuny.edu, supernova7.apsc.csi.cuny.edu
18:30 - Hayden Plm - MH - Virtual Universe shoe
Live skyshow of computer graphics and astro databases.
$15 adm. 212-769-5100, www.amnh.org/programs

Wed 5 Nov
10:30 - Hayden Plm - MH - Field Trip to the Moon show
Live skyshow of rocket trip to the Moon. $17, incl mus adm.
212-769-5100, www.amnh.org/programs Thu - 8 Nov
15:30 - Courant Institute - MH - science lecture
251 Mercer St. Various topics in geophysics and earth
science. Free. caos.cims.nyu.edu, ***@cims.nyu.edu
16:00 - City College - MH - science lecture
Marshak Hall, Rm 418N. Various topics in physics and
astronomy. Free. www.sci.ccny.cuny.edu/physics/calendar,
***@sci.ccny.cuny.edu, 212-650-6832
16:00 - Rockefeller University - MH - science lecture
Caspary Audm. 'The Large Hadron Collider, the big bang
machine'. Free. 212-327-8000, www.rockefeller.edu,
***@rockefeller.edu
16:15 - Columbia University - MH - astronomy lecture
Pupin Hall, Rm 1332. Free. www.astro.columbia.edu/outreach,
212-854-3278, outreach-***@astro.columbia.edu
20:00 - Bell House - BK - Secret Science Club meeting
149 7 ST, 2/3 AV. Lecture and music on various science
topics. Free. secretscienceclub.blogspot.com, 718-638-4400,
www.unionhallny.com/events
20:00 - Middletown - CT - clearsky starviewing
Wesleyan U, Van Vleck Obsy. Free, cancelled for clouds.
860-685-3664, www.wesleyan.edu/astro/events
20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing
Westport Astro Soc. Rolnick Obsy. Free, cancelled for
clouds. www.was-ct.org, 203-227-0925
20:30 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting
Vanderbilt Plm. Free. www.asliclub.org, ***@asliclub.org /
21:00 - Poughkeepsie - NY - clearsky starviewing
Vassar College, Observatory. Free, cancelled for clouds.
physicsandastronomy.vassar.edu/observatory.html,
845-437-7340

Thu 6 Nov
17:30 - Sci Ind Biz Liby - MH - science lecture
'The New York World's Fairs: Queens emerging to the world'.
Free. 212-592-7000, www.nypl.org/research/sibl
19:00 - St Paul's Lutheran Ch - MH - NYSkies Astronomy Seminar
TOPIC: SPACE SOLAR POWER STATIONS
Combined meeting with Natl Spc Soc-NYC Chap
315 W 22nd St & 8 Av. Discussion of astronomy topics, show &
tell, skywatching reports, news of astro activity in NYSkies
territory. Free. ***@nyskies.org, www.nyskies.org,
212-273-5958
19:00 - St Paul's Luthrn Ch - MH - Natl Spc Soc meeting
TOPIC: SPACE SOLAR POWER STATIONS
Combined meeting with NYSkies Astronomy Inc
315 W 22nd St & 8 Av. Discussion of astro/space topics, show
& tell, skywatching reports, news of astro/space activity in
NYC vicinity. Free. chapters.nss.org/ny/nyc,
***@webtv.net
19:00 - Upton - LI - astronomy lecture
Brookhaven Natl Lab, Berkner Audm. 'Inflationary cosmology:
is
out universe part of a multiverse? '. Free, have GI photo ID
for campus security. www.bnl.gov, 631-344-8000
19:00 - Upr Montclair - NJ - clersky starviewing
No Jersey Astro Gp. Montclair St Univ, Richardson Hall.
Free, cancelled for clouds. njastro.org, 973-655-7266,
***@pegasus.montclair.edu
20:00 - Lincroft - NJ - S*T*A*R meeting
Brookdale Commty Coll, Mommouth Museum. Free.
www.starastronomy.org, s-***@comcast.net
20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 5

Fri 7 Nov
11:00 - Goddard Inst Spc Stud - MH - science lecture
Various topics in geophysics and earth science. Free,
adv regn reqd, else no entry. Have GI photo ID for campus
security. www.giss.nasa.gov, 212-678-5540,
***@giss.nasa.gov
14:00 - Columbia Univ - MH - ISCAP meeting
Inst for Strings, Cosmlgy, and Astropartcl Phys. Pupin Hall,
Rm 908. Discussion of cosmology and string theory. Free.
www.iscap.columbia.edu
15:00 - Piscataway - NJ - astronomy lecture
Rutgers Univ, Serin Lab, Rm 385E. Free. 732-445-3974,
www.physics.rutgers.edu/colloquium
15:30 - Palisades - NY - science lecture
Lamont-Doherty Earth Obsy, Monell Audm. Various topics in
geophysics and earth science. Free, 845-365-8634,
www.ldeo.columbia.edu, ***@ldeo.columbia.edu,
19:00 - Columbia University - MH - astronomy lecture
Pupin Hall, 14th floor & roof. Indoor lecture, clearsky
starviewing. Free. www.astro.columbia.edu/outreach,
212-854-3278, outreach-***@astro.columbia.edu
19:00 - Bethany - CT - clearsky starviewing
Astro Soc of New Haven. Yale Univ, Bethany Obsy. Free,
cancelled for clouds. www.asnh.org, ***@asnh.org
19:00 - Yonkers - NY - astronomy show
Andrus Plm. 19:00 show is free, sponsored by FujiFilm USA
Inc. Free, different topics each Friday. www.hrm.org,
914-963-4550
19:30 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc meeting
Union Co Coll, Sperry Obsy. Indoor talk, clearsky
starviewing. Free. www.asterism.org
20:00 - Floyd Bennett Field - BK - clearsky starviewing
Natl Park Svc. Model airplane flying field. Free, cancelled
for clouds. www.nyskies.org, ***@nyc.rr.com,
***@nyskies.org
20:00 - Stratford - CT - Boothe Meml Astro Soc mtg
Boothe Meml Pk, Obsy. Free. www.bmas.org, ***@bmas.org
20:00 - Stamford - CT - clearsky starviewing
Stamford Obsy. $3 adm, cancelled for clouds.
www.stamfordmuseum.org, ***@earthlink.net, 203-322-6537
20:00 - Yonkers - NY - Westchester Amat Astro meeting
Hudson Rv Mus, Andrus Plm. Free.
www.westchesterastronomers.org,
***@westchesterastronomers.org
20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1

Sat 8 Nov
10:00 - Intrepid Museum - MH - Intrepid Museum reopens
Pier 86, 46 St & Hudson Rv. Aircraft carrier Intrepid and
Concorde SST reopen after repairs. $19.50 adm. 212-245-0072,
www.intrepidmuseum.org
10:15 - CUNY Graduate Center - MH - science show
'Remembering the Manhattan Project'. Free. 212-817-8215,
web.gc.cuny.edu/cepp, ***@gc.cuny.edu
15:00 - Danbury - CT - astronomy lecture
Also 17:00. W Conn St Uv, Plm/Obsy. Indoor plm show,
clearsky starviewing at 20:00. Free. www.wcsu.edu/starwatch,
203-837-8671, ***@wcsu.edu
19:00 - Toms River - NJ - astronomy lecture
Ocean Co Coll, Student Ctr, Solar Lounge. 'How to buy a
telescope'.Free. www.ocean.edu/campus/planetarium,
732-255-0343,
20:00 - Middletown - CT - clearsky starviewing
Astro Soc of Gtr Hartford, Wesleyan U, Van Vleck Obsy. Free,
cancelled for clouds. www.asgh.org, 860-872-9069,
***@cs.com
20:00 - New Milford - CT - astronomy lecture
McCarthy Obsy, New Miford HS. Indoor lecture, clearsky
starviewing. free. www.mccarthyobservatory.org,
860-354-1595, ***@mccarthyobservatory.org,
20:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Instt meeting - see Nov 1
20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1
20:00 - Paramus - NJ - Buehler-Columbia AAA lecture - see Nov 1

Sun 9 Nov
20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1

Mon 10 Nov
12:00 - Queens College - QN - science lecture - see Nov 3
15:30 - Upton - LI - astronomy lecture
Brookhaven Natl Lab, Bldg 510. 'WiTricity, non-radiative
wireless power transfer'. Free, have GI photo ID for campus
security. www.bnl.gov, 631-344-8000
17:30 - PicNic cafe' - MH - Cafe' Science lecture
2665 Broadway & 101 St. Supper/chat with Columbia Univ
profs. $10 fee, incl 1 drink, + own meal. 212-222-8222,
alumni.columbia.edu/learn/s3_6.html,
***@columbia.edu
18:30 - CUNY Graduate Center - MH - science show
'Uranium and peaches' on the Manhattan Project. Free.
212-817-8215, web.gc.cuny.edu/cepp, ***@gc.cuny.edu

Tue 11 Nov
11:00 - Princeton - NJ - Inst Advd Stud lecture - see Nov 4
19:00 - Greenwich - CT - clearsky starviewing
Astro Soc of Greenwich. Julian Curtis Elem Schl, Bowman
Obsy. Free, cancelled for clouds. ***@juno.com,
www.geocities.com/astrogreenwich, 203-896-6786-x338
20:00 - Princeton - NJ - Amat Astro Assn of Princeton meeting
Princeton U, Peyton Hall. Free. www.princetonastronomy.org,
609-737-2575, ***@aol.com
21:00 - Princeton - NJ - clearsky starviewing
Princeton Univ, Peyton Hall. Free, cancelled for clouds
www.astro.princeton.edu/events.htm,
***@astro.princeton.edu

Wed 12 Nov
10:30 - Hayden Plm - MH - Field Trip to the Moon show - see Nov 5
12:00 - National Arts Club - MH - cultural lecture
15 Gramercy Pk S, 20 St. 'New York's response to biothreat: a
behind-the-scenes view'. $30 adm, advd regn reqd, incl
[cleaned] lunch. ***@nyscience.org, 718-699-0005
15:30 - Courant Institute - MH - science lecture - see Nov 5
16:00 - City College - MH - science lecture - see Nov 5
16:15 - Columbia University - MH - astronomy lecture - see Nov 5
16:45 - Piscataway - NJ - astronomy lecture
Rutgers Univ, Phys Lectr Hall. Free. 732-445-3974,
www.physics.rutgers.edu/colloquium
19:30 - Greenwich - CT - Astro Soc of Greenwich meeting
Bruce Museum. Free. ***@juno.com,
www.geocities.com/astrogreenwich, 203-896-6786-x338
20:00 - Upr Montclair - NJ - No Jersey Astro Gp meeting
Montclair St Univ, Richardson Hall, Room 232. Free.
njastro.org, 973-655-7266, ***@pegasus.montclair.edu
20:00 - Middletown - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 5
20:30 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see Nov 5
20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 5
21:00 - Poughkeepsie - NY - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 5

Thu 13 Nov
19:00 - Upr Montclair - NJ - clersky starviewing - see Nov 6
19:30 - Morristown - NJ - Morris Mus Astro Soc mtg
Morris Museum. Free. 973-386-1848, tedbarker-***@att.net,
www.morrismuseum.org/static/education/astronomical.html
19:30 - Rifle Camp Park - NJ - Passaic Co Astro Assn meeting
Nature Center. Free. www.users.nac.net/gburke/PCAA,
973-523-0024
20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 5
21:00 - Piscataway - NJ - clearsky starviewing
Rutgers Univ, Schommer Obsy. Free, cancelled for clouds.
732-205-0020, www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/ast-serin.html
***@physics.rutgers.edu

Fri 14 Nov
11:00 - Goddard Inst Spc Stud - MH - science lecture - see Nov 7
14:00 - Columbia Univ - MH - ISCAP meeting - see Nov 7
14:30 - New York University - MH - astronomy lecture
Meyer Hall, 5th fl. Various topics in astrophys and
relativity. Free. physics,nyu.edu, ***@nyu.edu,
212-998-7706
15:30 - Palisades - NY - science lecture - see Nov 7
19:00 - Toms River - NJ - Astro Soc of Toms Rv Area mtg
Ocean Co Coll, College Ctr, Solar Lounge. Free.
www.astra-nj.org, 732-255-0343, ***@astra-nj.org
19:00 - Yonkers - NY - astronomy show - see Nov 7
19:15 - New York University - MH - Physics Club of NY meeting
Silver Ctr, Rm 207. Jointly with Chemistry Teacher's Club.
Free, bring GI photo ID for campus security..
***@nyc.rr.com, www.sconyc-ny.org
19:30 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc meeting - see Nov 7
20:00 - Stamford - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 7
20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1

Sat 15 Nov
20:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Instt meeting - see Nov 1
20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1
20:00 - Paramus - NJ - Buehler-Columbia AAA lecture - see Nov 1

Sun 16 Nov
10:00 - 92nd St Y - MH - science workshop
'Atoms and molecules, it's a small world' explanation of
chemistry, make molecule model. $40 fee, adv regn reqd.
www.92y.org, 212-415-5500
12:00 - Bethany - CT - CT Tripoli Rocketry Assn meeting
Bethany Town Hall. Free. www.ctra-narconn.org,
860-583-1690
14:00 - Airmont - NY - science show
Lwr Hudson Vy Challenger Ctr, 225 Rt 29. Multimedia
simulation of space missions. $20 adm. www.lhvcc.com,
***@lhvcc.com, 845-257-3416.
20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1

Mon 17 Nov
12:00 - Queens College - QN - science lecture - see Nov 3

Tue 18 Nov
11:00 - Princeton - NJ - Inst Advd Stud lecture - see Nov 4
19:30 - New Paltz - NY - Mid Hudson Astro Assn meeting
SUNY New Paltz, Coykendall Audm. Free. 845-485-5669,
www.midhudsonastro.org, ***@hvc.rr.com
20:00 - Westport - CT - Westport Astro Soc meeting
Rolnick Obsy. Free. www.was-ct.org, 203-227-0925

Wed 19 Nov
10:30 - Hayden Plm - MH - Field Trip to the Moon show - see Nov 5
15:30 - Courant Institute - MH - science lecture - see Nov 5
16:00 - City College - MH - science lecture - see Nov 5
16:15 - Columbia University - MH - astronomy lecture - see Nov 5
17:30 - Sci Ind Biz Liby - MH - science lecture
'The carbon age: how life's core element became
civilization's
greatest threat'. Free. 212-592-7000,
www.nypl.org/research/sibl
19:30 - New Britain - CT - Astro Soc of Gtr Hartford meeting
Centl Conn St Uv, Copernicus Plm. Free, www.asgh.org,
860-872-9069, ***@cs.com
20:00 - Middletown - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 5
20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 5
20:30 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see Nov 5
21:00 - Poughkeepsie - NY - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 5

Thu 20 Nov
17:45 - Coll of Staten Is - SI - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 4
19:00 - St Paul's Luthrn Ch - MH - NYSkies Astro Semnr
TOPIC: EXPLORATION OF THE MOON
Combined meeting with Natl Spc Soc-NYC Chap
315 W 22nd St & 8 Av. Discussion of astronomy topics, show &
tell, skywatching reports, news of astro activity in NYSkies
territory. Free. ***@nyskies.org, www.nyskies.org,
212-273-5958
19:00 - St Paul's Luthrn Ch - MH - Natl Spc Soc meeting
TOPIC: EXPLORATION OF THE MOON
Combined meeting with NYSkies Astronomy Inc
315 W 22nd St & 8 Av. Discussion of astro/space topics, show
& tell, skywatching reports, news of astro/space activity in
NYC vicinity. Free. chapters.nss.org/ny/nyc,
***@webtv.net
19:00 - Waterbury - CT - Mattituck Astro Soc meeting
Naugatuck Vy Commty Coll, Ekstrom Hall. Free.
mastransit.org, ***@mastransit.org
19:00 - Upr Montclair - NJ - clersky starviewing - see Nov 6
20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 5

Fri 21 Nov
11:00 - Goddard Inst Spc Stud - MH - science lecture - see Nov 7
14:00 - Columbia Univ - MH - ISCAP meeting - see Nov 7
14:30 - New York University - MH - astronomy lecture - see Nov 14
15:00 - Piscataway - NJ - astronomy lecture - see Nov 7
15:30 - Palisades - NY - science lecture - see Nov 7
19:00 - Yonkers - NY - astronomy show - see Nov 7
19:00 - Columbia University - MH - astronomy lecture - see Nov 7
19:30 - Boonton - NJ - clearsky starviewing
Sheep Hill Astro Assn obsy, Free, cancelled for
clouds. www.uacnj.org/clubs/shaa.htm, ***@att.net
19:30 - Wilcox Pk - NY - clearsky starviewing
Mid Hudson Astro Assn. Free, cancelled for clouds
www.midhudsonastro.org. 845-485-5669, ***@hvc.cc.com
20:00 - Suffern - NY - Rockland Astro Club lecture
Rockland Commty Coll, Room 1106. Free, 201-768-3298,
***@rocklandastronomy.com,
www.rocklandastronomy.com,
20:00 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc lecture
Union Co Coll, Smith Audm. Indoor talk, clearsky
starviewing. Free. www.asterism.org
20:00 - Stamford - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 7
20:00 - R Moses St Pk - LI - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1
20:00 - Stratford - CT - Boothe Meml Astro Soc mtg - see Nov 7
20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1

Sat 22 Nov
all day - Amer Mus Natl Hist - MH - Ross Skating Rink
Thru 2009 Feb 28. Ross Terrace. $8, excl Mus adm. Skate
rental
& food svc. www.amnh.org/programs, 212-769-5100
15:00 - Danbury - CT - astronomy lecture - see Nov 8
19:00 - Ward Pound Ridge - NY - clearsky starviewing
Westchester Amat Astro. Meadows Picnic Area. Free, cancelled
for clouds. ***@westchesterastronomers.org
www.westchesterastronomers.org,
20:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Instt meeting - see Nov 1
20:00 - R Moses St Pk - LI - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1
20:00 - Paramus - NJ - Buehler-Columbia AAA lecture - see Nov 1
20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1
20:30 - Voorhees St Pk - NJ - NJ Astro Assn meeting
NJAA-HQ, Robinson Obsy. Free, indoor lecture, clearsky
starviewing. www.njaa.org, 908-368-8600

Sun 23 Nov
20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1

Mon 24 Nov
12:00 - Queens College - QN - science lecture - see Nov 3/

Tue 25 Nov
11:00 - Princeton - NJ - Inst Advd Stud lecture - see Nov 4
18:30 - Hayden Plm - MH - Celestial Highlights
Live skyshow of current evening sky. $15 adm.
212-769-5100, www.amnh.org/programs
19:00 - New Haven - CT - Astro Soc of New Haven meeting
Yale Univ, Leitner Family Obsy. Indoor talk, clearsky
starviewing. Free. www.asnh.org, ***@asnh.org
19:00 - Greenwich - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 11

Wed 26 Nov
10:30 - Hayden Plm - MH - Field Trip to the Moon show - see Nov 5
20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 5
20:30 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see Nov 5

Thu 27 Nov
20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 5
21:00 - Piscataway - NJ - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 13

Fri 28 Nov
19:00 - Yonkers - NY - astronomy show - see Nov 7
19:30 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc meeting - see Nov 7
20:00 - Stamford - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 7
20:00 - R Moses St Pk - LI - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1
20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1

Sat 29 Nov
20:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Instt meeting - see Nov 1
20:00 - Liberty - NY - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1
20:00 - R Moses St Pk - LI - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1
20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1

Special news
----------
The US Department of Treasury on 30 October 2008 formally
declared
that the economy situation in the United States is a recession..Most
readers figured out that times were getting harder since the summer,
but now the word is official. This economic climate pushed NYC Events
to a level not ever imagined before: a safety net for astronomers.
In one place, in convenient form, NYC Events presents astronomy
activity across the New York region. Unlike some other lists of
activities, which charge a fee or require 'registration', NYC Events
is absolutely free for the asking or clicking.
Far more importantly, as readers are now telling me, most of the
items in NYC Events are either free or cheap. What happened in the
last couple months, specially during October, is that astronomers
turned to NYC Events for low-cost access to astronomy enlightenment.
That's all the more reason you, the event operator, should take
the care to get your events into NYC Events correctly and currently.
You have folk out there looking for you! Please review your notices
and wensites for completeness, clarity, legibility. Update your
contact information. Be sure your publicity chair has NYC Events on
his notice list.

General news
----------
November and December have major holidays near their end. This
typicly shoves activity to the front of the month or skips events at
the end. This is specially the situation for events held at schools,
which recess during these holiday periods.
NYC Events is proud to bring on board three new members. Welcome,
please, City College physics lectures, City University Center for
Liberal Studies, Queens College physics lectures. The physics talks
can be quite technical, but they can be appreciated, if not fully
understood, by home astronomers. And don't forget that campus
astronomers keep NYC Events handy.
Lower Hudson Valley Challenger Center reminds that its website is
'www.lhvcc.com', not '... .org'. The latter is an outfit that offers
paper model kits. Some of the kits are of spacefaring items, leading
visitors to think the site is part of the Center.
Secret Science Club moved its operations to Bell House from Union
Hall. New location is still a short train ride from Manhattan.
It is NOW the time to get about lining up your events for
December
and January! The yearend period is the toughest time to compile NYC
Events. Sponsor and host staff are away, the facility may be in
recess, and, now with the downswing of the economy, arrangements may
finalize at the last minute, possibly with abrupt unexpected changes.

Event news
--------
By October the IRT lines shrank their excessive delays of
service.
Things are back to normal, crowds are once again tolerable. The
easing
up resulted from strong efforts by NYC Transit and a somewhat thinner
ridership due to the slackening economy.
On October 2nd the Intrepid ship was towed to its Pier 86 home.
There is goes thru finishing work for the reopening on November 8th.
NYSkiers were in the masses around the harbor to watch the move.
NYSkies Astro Seminar on October 2 had a vigorous dialog on the
space projects of other countries. It centered on the Shenzhou-7
flight and delayed Hubble repair visit.
The Seminar on the 16th discussed extrasolar planets. Handout of
a
table of planetary stars missed 3 newly found planets. They were
added
a few days later la an updated edition for the NYSkies website.
NYSkiers, about 80 others, greeted Dr Edward Belbruno at the
Metropolitan Opera Guild on 4 October. He was on panel to discuss the
Manhattan Project, subject of the 'Doctor atomic' opera. Belbruno
also
unveiled his new painting honoring Robert Oppenheimer and the
bigbang.
Governors Island wrapped up its 2008 season on October 12 with
record visitors and plans to release more of the island for enjoyment
next year. The extended run in 2008 allowed visitors to watch the
sunset and Venus over the harbor.
The Concorde supersonic airliner had its nose reattached and then
barged to the Intrepid pier on October 16. First it stopped in
Bayonne
until pier was ready to receive it. It was in a few days set on the
Intrepid's deck for the reopening of Intrepid Museum on November 8.
The two blockbuster astronomy shows of October 2008 were the
Antikythera lecture on the 22nd and the Manilius conference on the 24-
25. The former, 'Gears FOR the Greeks', was at the CUNY Graduate
Center and covered the history and current studies about the Greek
astronomical analog calculator.
The latter, 'Forgotten stars', convened at Columbia University
for
a dialog about Marcus Manilius and his Astronomica poem. Written in
the 1st century AD, it gives insight to the astronomy and astrology
in
the Roman Empire of Caesar Augustus.

Sky news
------
I made a silly mistake, handed back to me by about 50[!] readers,
in the October NYC Events. The storm that dumped rain and wind on the
City in September was Hanna, not Faye.
The City got uncertain or threshold views of the Milky Way on 6-7
October. Reports were a bit inconsistent due to the touch-&-go
quality
of the sky that night. NYSkers vowed to keep watch for a solid
sighting
during this Milky Way season.
On October 21-22 the City scored the first positive Milky Way
sighting of 2008! In cold windy air, and between scudding clouds!,
the
Scutum cloud, Cygnus branch, and a patch in Cepheus were spotted.
Reports came from more places in the City then I can recall: south
and
west Brooklyn, south Staten Island, east Bronx, south Queens,
Rockaways. The Milky Way season continues thru November 30th. Please
keep looking.
Many readers spotted Venus peeping over the skyline during
October. She's gradually edging upward, into darker sky, after
sunset.
She'll be far more prominent in November. At the end of the month,
actually on December 1st, Venus, Moon, and Jupiter convene in evening
twilight. This is the formal outcoming of Venus as the new evening
star of the coming.winter and spring.
Jupiter continued to fascinate readers with his three red spots.
They were well separated in October. with Jupiter sliding low in the
southwest into thicker agitated air. He changes place with Venus on
December 1st.
November 2nd is the return to Eastern Standard Time. Set your
clocks BACK, BEHIND one hour. Note that the clock period 01:00 to
01:59 repeats on the 2nd. It runs thru first under EDST and again
under EST.
As at October 25, NYSkies had in hand about 25 requests for the
Observer's Handbook. The books arrived from RASC on the 31st. The
first batch of them shipped out to their astronomers by 16:00 on that
same day.
BradGuth
2008-11-30 23:11:10 UTC
Permalink
Whatever you NYC folks do, might as well not bother taking any
pictures of our moon along with other planets, because according to
everything NASA/Apollo that’s just technically impossible, especially
if you and your unfiltered camera were situated upon our physically
dark Selene/noon..

We're told that not even with far better than film dynamic range (such
as the HDTV via JAXA) simply can not possibly include the solar
illuminated Selene/moon along with anything else other than Earth.
Therefore, pay no attention to all the others as having obtained such
pictures of our physically dark Selene/moon and other planets in the
same FOV.

How about we play God, and bring that big and bright looking moon down
to the same dot size of Venus, whereas lo and behold, there's no
contest as to which one has the greater albedo.

Even a 100% coal and carbon lampblack dusted surface the size and area
of Selene might be nearly as bright as viewed from Earth. However, I
wonder how bright that terrain is while walking on that physically
dark surface, and especially if using a polarized optical filter?

BTW, I’ve got lots of other examples of our physically dark but
otherwise perfectly solar illuminated Selene/moon along with the likes
of Jupiter or Saturn, and perhaps ten fold more of those including
Venus. Of course these were all terrestrial obtained and thus had the
optical and dynamic range benefits of having to look through our
polluted atmosphere, that which must have nicely filtered and thereby
done the trick that anything via NASA/Apollo simply couldn’t muster.

~ Brad Guth Brad_Guth Brad.Guth BradGuth BG / “Guth Usenet”
Post by .
NYC EVENTS FOR NOVEMBER 2008
---------------------------
John Pazmino
NYSkies Astronomy Inc
www.nyskies.org
The following astronomy activities in the commuting ring
enclosing
New York City are operated by various organizations. A few cultural
items of special importance to City astronomers are also included.
Altho NYC Events confirms the listed items, they are subject to
change by their sponsors. Check with their contacts. Let the sponsor
know that you learned of its event thru NYC Events.
because only the current issue is in the website. It is replaced by
next month's issue.
For events which missed NYC Events, check the NYSkies Yahoogroup
forum. Join NYSkies by visiting 'www.nyskies.org/yahoo.htm'and
picking either the email or website option.
Hours on November 1st are Eastern Daylight Savings Time. Hours
from November 2nd to end of month are Eastern Standard Time.
Observer's Handbook
-----------------
NYSkies once again offers the Observer's Handbook, from Royal
Astronomical Society of Canada, at steep discount, with NO MINIMUM
number of copies required. The price is $20, with pack & post to your
US postal address.
The requests in hand as at October 25 already consumed a large
portion of our supply, but you can still grab your copy. Details are
at 'www.nyskies'org/oh.htm'and 'www.nyskies.org/ohclub.htm'.
Facility curtailments
-------------------
With the decline of the global economy, there could be sudden
changes in the listed events. Many are hosted by facilities subject
to
shortfalls of funding, such as museums and parks. Cutbacks may force
the event to shift day, hour, location, or be cancelled. The change
may be of short leadtime.
Please check with the event contact for last minute advisements.
Mind well that the event sponsor usually has no effective influence
on
the necessity to alter the event.
Potential savings
---------------
With the global economic decline events that have an admission
fee
may offer special discounts or waive the fee. Some already did so
during October 2008. The free or reduced admission may apply for only
certain days or hours and may be announced on short notice.
Please check with the event contacts for latest news.
Index of Events
-------------
Dates for events; contact if no events
--------------------------------------
BROOKLYN - BK
Floyd Bennett Fd exhibit 1
Floyd Bennett Fd NYSkies 7
Secret Science Club - - - 5
CONNECTICUT - CT
A S of Gtr Hartford - - - 19
Astro Soc of Greenwich - 12
Astro Soc of New Haven - 25
Bethany Observatory - - - 7
Boothe Meml Astro Soc - - 7, 21
Bowman Observatory - - - 11, 25
CT Tripoli Rocketry Assn 16
www.fortunecity.com/victorian/twain/1206/id19.htm.
Mattituck Astro Soc - - - 20
McCarthy Observatory - - 8
Stamford Observatory - - 7, 14, 21, 28
Van Vleck Obsy (ASGH) - - 8
Van Vleck Obsy (WU) - - - 5, 12, 19
Western CT St Univ - - - 8, 22
Westport Astro Soc - - - 5, 6, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 26, 27
LONG ISLAND - LI
Amat Obsrs Society - - - 2
Astro Soc of Long Island 5, 12, 19, 26
Brookhaven Natl Lab - - - 6, 10
Custer Institute - - - - 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Hofstra Univ Obsy - - - - 2
Innovative Stone Co - - - 1-indef
Jones Beach State Park - 1
Montauk Observatory - - - 1
Natl Space Soc-LISS - - - chapters.nss.org/ny/longisland,
Robert Moses St Pk - - - 1, 21, 22, 28, 29
Science Club of Long Is -www.sciencecluboflongisland.com,
SUNY Stony Brook - - - -www.ess.sunysb.edu/astro,
MANHATTAN - MH
92nd Street Y - - - - - - 16
Amer Mus Natl Hist - - - 1->, 1->, 22->, 2
Cafe' Science - - - - - - 10
Cafe' Scientifique - - -www.sciencecafenyc.org,
Central Park - - - - - - 1-9
City College Physics - - 5, 12, 19
Columbia Univ Astro - - - 5, 12, 19
Columbia Univ Obsy - - - 7, 21
Cornelia St Cafe' - - - - 2
Courant Institute - - - - 5, 12, 19
CUNY Graduate Center - - 1-6, 8, 10
www.earthinstitute.columbia.edu,
Eastern Standard Time - - 2
Goddard Inst for Spc Std 7, 14, 21
Hayden Planetarium - - - 4, 5, 12, 19, 25, 26
Inst Strings, Cosmology - 7, 14, 21
Intrepid Museum - - - - - 8
Lwr Manh-Bklyn DT subways 1-indef, 2-indef
Metropolitan Opera House 1-13
Milky Way season - - - - 1-30
Natl Arts Club - - - - - 12
Natl Space Soc-NYC - - - 6, 20
New York Univ Astro - - - 14, 21
NY Academy of Sciences -www.nyas.org, 212-838-0230.
NYC Skeptics - - - - - - 1
NYSkies Astro Seminar - - 6, 20
Observer's Handbook - - - 1
Physics Club of NY - - - 14
Rockefeller University - 5
Sci Ind Biz Liby - - - - 6, 19
South Street Seaport - - 1-indef
www.notbored.org/the-scp.html,
Top of the Lawn - - - - - 1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30
Urban Park Rangers - - - 1
NEW JERSEY - NJ
A A A of Princeton - - - 11
A S of Toms Rv Area - - - 14
Amat Astro Inc - - - - - 7, 14, 21, 28
Buehler-Columbia AAA - - 1, 8, 15, 22
Dark Sky Observers - - -www.users.nac.net/gburke/club
Inst for Advd Study - - - 4, 11, 18, 25
Liberty Science Center - 201-200-1000,
marine.rutgers.edu/outreach/pulsetalks,
Metra Rocketry Assn - - - 1
users.erols.com/njastro/orgs/mtc.hrm
Morris Mus Astro Soc - - 13
New Jersey Astro Assn - - 22
North Jersey Astro Gp - - 6, 12, 13, 20
Ocean County Coll - - - - 8
Passaic Co Astro Assn - - 13
PATH Harrison shops - - - 1
Princeton Univ Obsy - - - 11
Rutgers Univ Astro - - - 7, 12, 21
S*T*A*R - - - - - - - - - 6
Schommer Observatory - - 13, 27
Sheep Hill Astro Assn - - 2
Sheep Hill Observatory - 21
Skyland Stargazers - - - skylandstargazers.tripod.com
Utd Astro Clubs of NJ - -www.uacnj.org
Washington Xing Pk - - -www.princetonastronomy.org, 609-737-2575,
QUEENS - QN
Alley Pond Park - - - - -www.alleypond.com, 718-229-4000
Queens College Physics - 3, 10, 17, 24
REST OF WORLD
STATEN ISLAND - SI
College of Staten Is - - 4, 20
Great Kills Park - - - - 1
Staten Is Community TV - 3
THE BRONX - BX
UPSTATE - NY
Andrus Planetarium - - - 7, 14, 21, 28
Anthony Wayne Rec Area - 201-768-3298,
Catskills Astro Club - - 1, 29
Lamont-Doherty Obsy - - - 7, 14, 21
Lwr Hudson Vy Challgr Ctr 16
Mid-Hudson Astro Assn - - 18
Rockland Astronomy Club - 21
Swinging Bridge dam - - - 1-indef
Vassar College Obsy - - - 5, 12, 19
Ward Pound Ridge - - - - 22
Westchester Amat Astro - 7
Wilcox Park - - - - - - - 21
Monthly Calendar
--------------
Plain dates are in current month; minus, last month;
plus, next month.
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
--- --- --- --- --- --- ---
-26 -27 -28 -29 -30 -31 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6
General notes
-----------
'whole City' means the event has no specific or dedicated place.
It may be enjoyed from everywhere in the NYSkies territory or at a
number of individual places. Celestial events are typicly 'whole
City'
events.
'all day' means the event is continuous or repeating during the
open hours of the host facility. Some facilities may have limited
hours per day or days per week. Check with the sponsor's contacts.
Prices, for admission or ticket, cited are the 'rack rate'. You
could qualify for discounts as may be offered by the sponsor. Besides
the base price there may be optional extra fees to consider.
List of events
------------
Sat 1 Nov
XX:XX - whole City - MH - cultural tours & lectures
VARIOUS PLACES, DATES, HOURS; INQUIRE AT CONTACTS
Urban Park Rangers. Tours of parks, lanmdmarks, surrounds.
Lecutres on history and culture of NYC. Program varies each
month. Free.www.nyc.gov/parks
20:00 - Metropolitan Opera House - MH - 'Doctor atomic' show
Thru Oct 13. Opera about making of the atom bomb. Various
days. $27-$295 tkt, based on seat.www.metoperafamily.org,
all day - whole City - MH = Observer's Handbook service
Until supply runs out, pretty quickly. NYSkies discount on
Observer's Handbook 2009 from RASC, $20/copy incl P&P.
www.nyskies.org/oh.htm,www.nyskies.org/ohclub.htm,
all day - CUNY Graduate Center - MH - science exhibit
Thru Nov 6.'Picturing the Bomb', art inspired by the atomic
bomb. Free. 212-817-8215, web.gc.cuny.edu/cepp,
all day - South Street Seaport - MH - Bodies exhibit
CHILDREN SHOULD OBTAIN ADULT GUIDANCE FOR THIS EVENT!
Indefinite duration. 11 Fulton St. About 30 human cadavers,
some intact, some dissected and laid out for inspection of
organs. $27.50 adm.www.southstreetseaport.com
all day - Amer Mus Natl Hist - MH - science exhibit
Thru 2009 Aug 16. 'Climate change'. $24 timed tkt, incl Mus
adm.www.amnh.org/programs, 212-769-5100
all day - Lwr Manh-Bklyn DT - MH - subway reconstruction
Every Saturday. Indefinite duration. Many Lwr Manh and
Bklyn Downtown subways are under major work at various
hours. Check posters and flyers for your routes.
www.mta.info/nyct/service/lower_manhcccc
all day - Central Park - MH - cultural exhibit
Thru Nov 9. Rumsey Playground. 'Mobile art' commercial
artwork
inspired by Chanel's quilted handbag, housed in spaceship
pavilion. Free, timed tkt regd.www.chanel-mobileart.com
all day - Hauppauge - LI - Freedom Tower cornerstone exhibit
Indefinite duration. Innovative Stone Company, show yard.
Actual 20-ton granite inscribed block for Freedom Tower
cornerstone, placed in tower's foundation on 4 July 2004.
Removed for safekeeping until construction can resume. Free.
all day - Amer Mus Natl Hist - MH - astronomy exhibit
Thru 2009 Mar 29. IMAX Corridor. 'Saturn, a new view' with
Cassini images of planet, rings, mooons. Free with Mus adm.
www.amnh.org/programs, 212-769-5100
all day - Swinging Bridge - NY - potential flood emergency
Indefinite duration. Flood alert on Mongaup & upper Delaware
rivers due to sinkhole in Swinging Bridge dam. Listen for
news and advice from local emergency management agencies.
www.ferc.gov/industries/hydropower/safety/swinging.asp
00:01 - Floyd Bennett Field - BK - Concord SST departure
PLANE'S NOSE WAS SALVAGED AND REPAIRED
Concord SST, last surviving specimen, loaned by British
Airways. Plane moved back to Intrepid Museum on Oct 17, It
opens, with Museum, for viewing on Nov 8. 212-245-0072,
www.intrepidmuseum.org
10:45 - Newark - NJ - cultural tour
Elec RR Assn. Leaves Newark Penn Sta, PATH track #1. Walk
thru
history and culture of subway repair and maintenance shops.
$20 tkt, advd regn reqd. Have GI photo ID for facility
13:00 - Shetler Annex - MH - science lecture
NYC Skeptics. 939 8 Av, 55 St. Rm 504. 'A skeptics guide to
string theory'. Free.www.nycskeptics.org, 212-529-33393,
18:00 - Montauk - LI - astronomy lecture
OCCASIONAL SESSIONS; INQUIRE AT CONTACTS
Montauk Obsy, Montauk Publ Liby. Indoor talk, clearsky
starviewing. Free.www.montaukobservatory.com
19:00 - Jones Bh St Pk - LI - astronomy lecture
Amat Obsrs Soc. Roosevelt Natr Ctr, Indoor lecture, clearsky
starviewing. $3 fee, advd regn reqd.www.aosny.org,
19:30 - Riverdale - NJ - Metra Rocketry Assn meeting
Zeppelin Hobby store. Free. metrarocketclub.org,
973-831-7717
20:00 - Great Kills Pk - SI - clearsky starviewing
Natl Pk Svc. Enter from Hylan Bv to model flying field.
Free, cancelled for clouds.www.nps.gov/gate, 718-987-6790
20:00 - whole City - MH - fall Milky Way season
Thru Nov 30. Fall season for sighting Milky Way from within
NYC. Req dark clear sky, thoro knowledge of normal luminous
20:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Instt meeting
Custer Instt. Free.www.custerobservatory.org,
20:00 - Liberty - NY - clearsky starviewing
Catskills Astro Club. Walnut Mountain Pk. Free, cancelled
20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing
PLUS OCCASIONAL EXTRA SESSIONS; INQUIRE AT CONTACTS
Weekends. Top of the Lawn. North side of Great Lawn. Free
20:00 - Paramus - NJ - Buehler-Columbia AAA lecture
Bergen Commty Coll, Buehler Obsy. Free.
20:00 - R Moses St Pk - LI - clearsky starviewing
Amat Obsrs Soc. Parking field #2, Free, cancelled for
Sun 2 Nov
all day - Lwr Manh-Bklyn DT - MH - subway reconstruction
Every Sunday. Indefinite duration. Many Lwr Manh and
Bklyn Downtown subways are under major work at various
hours. Check posters and flyers for your routes.
www.mta.info/nyct/service/lower_manhcccc
02:00 - whole City - MH - Eastern Standard Time
Set clocks BACK, BEHIND one hour. The clock hour 01:00-01:59
REPEATS, first in EDST, thnn again in EST. Free.
11:00 - Amer Mus Natl Hist - MH - science lecture
Also 13:30. Kaufmann Thtr. 'What can we do about climate
change?'. $30 adm.www.amnh.org/programs, 212-769-5100
13:15 - Uniondale - LI - Amat Obsrs Soc meeting
Nassau Commty Coll, Bdg F, Room 123. Free.www.aosny.org,
18:00 - Cornelia St Cafe' - MH - Entertaining Science show
29 Cornelia St & W 4 St, Play & music on various science
themes. $10 adm.www.corneliastreetcafe.com, 212-989-9319
18:00 - Hempstead - LI - clearsky starviewing
Hofstra University, Chem-Phys Bdg, Rm 117. Free, cancelled
for clouds. 516-463-2759,www.hofstra.edu/Academics,
19:30 - Boonton - NJ - Sheep Hill Astro Assn meeting
Boonton Town Hall. Free.www.uacnj.org/clubs/shaa.htm,
20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1
Mon 3 Nov
12:00 - Queens College - QN - science lecture
Physcics Conf Rm, B326. Various topics in physics and
astronomy. Free.www.physics.qc.edu/colloq.php, 718-997-3350
19:30 - Staten Island Community TV - SI - science show
100 Cable Way, Mariners Hr SI. Live audience, televised on
SI cable. Free.www.sictv.org, 718-727-1414
Tue 4 Nov
11:00 - Princeton - NJ - Inst Advd Stud lecture
Princeton Univ, Bloomberg Hall. Free.
www.sns.ias.edu/astro/astrocal.php,
17:45 - Coll of Staten Is - SI - clearsky starviewing
Astrophys Obsy. Free, cancelled for clouds. 718-982-2818,
18:30 - Hayden Plm - MH - Virtual Universe shoe
Live skyshow of computer graphics and astro databases.
$15 adm. 212-769-5100,www.amnh.org/programs
Wed 5 Nov
10:30 - Hayden Plm - MH - Field Trip to theMoonshow
Live skyshow of rocket trip to theMoon. $17, incl mus adm.
212-769-5100,www.amnh.org/programsThu - 8 Nov
15:30 - Courant Institute - MH - science lecture
251 Mercer St. Various topics in geophysics and earth
16:00 - City College - MH - science lecture
Marshak Hall, Rm 418N. Various topics in physics and
astronomy. Free.www.sci.ccny.cuny.edu/physics/calendar,
16:00 - Rockefeller University - MH - science lecture
Caspary Audm. 'The Large Hadron Collider, the big bang
machine'. Free. 212-327-8000,www.rockefeller.edu,
16:15 - Columbia University - MH - astronomy lecture
Pupin Hall, Rm 1332. Free.www.astro.columbia.edu/outreach,
20:00 - Bell House - BK - Secret Science Club meeting
149 7 ST, 2/3 AV. Lecture and music on various science
topics. Free. secretscienceclub.blogspot.com, 718-638-4400,
www.unionhallny.com/events
20:00 - Middletown - CT - clearsky starviewing
Wesleyan U, Van Vleck Obsy. Free, cancelled for clouds.
860-685-3664,www.wesleyan.edu/astro/events
20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing
Westport Astro Soc. Rolnick Obsy. Free, cancelled for
clouds.www.was-ct.org, 203-227-0925
20:30 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting
21:00 - Poughkeepsie - NY - clearsky starviewing
Vassar College, Observatory. Free, cancelled for clouds.
physicsandastronomy.vassar.edu/observatory.html,
845-437-7340
Thu 6 Nov
17:30 - Sci Ind Biz Liby - MH - science lecture
'The New York World's Fairs: Queens emerging to the world'.
Free. 212-592-7000,www.nypl.org/research/sibl
19:00 - St Paul's Lutheran Ch - MH - NYSkies Astronomy Seminar
TOPIC: SPACE SOLAR POWER STATIONS
Combined meeting with Natl Spc Soc-NYC Chap
315 W 22nd St & 8 Av. Discussion of astronomy topics, show &
tell, skywatching reports, news of astro activity in NYSkies
212-273-5958
19:00 - St Paul's Luthrn Ch - MH - Natl Spc Soc meeting
TOPIC: SPACE SOLAR POWER STATIONS
Combined meeting with NYSkies Astronomy Inc
315 W 22nd St & 8 Av. Discussion of astro/space topics, show
& tell, skywatching reports, news of astro/space activity in
NYC vicinity. Free. chapters.nss.org/ny/nyc,
19:00 - Upton - LI - astronomy lecture
is
out universe part of a multiverse? '. Free, have GI photo ID
for campus security.www.bnl.gov, 631-344-8000
19:00 - Upr Montclair - NJ - clersky starviewing
No Jersey Astro Gp. Montclair St Univ, Richardson Hall.
Free, cancelled for clouds. njastro.org, 973-655-7266,
20:00 - Lincroft - NJ - S*T*A*R meeting
Brookdale Commty Coll, Mommouth Museum. Free.
20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 5
Fri 7 Nov
11:00 - Goddard Inst Spc Stud - MH - science lecture
Various topics in geophysics and earth science. Free,
adv regn reqd, else no entry. Have GI photo ID for campus
security.www.giss.nasa.gov, 212-678-5540,
14:00 - Columbia Univ - MH - ISCAP meeting
Inst for Strings, Cosmlgy, and Astropartcl Phys. Pupin Hall,
Rm 908. Discussion of cosmology and string theory. Free.
www.iscap.columbia.edu
15:00 - Piscataway - NJ - astronomy lecture
Rutgers Univ, Serin Lab, Rm 385E. Free. 732-445-3974,
www.physics.rutgers.edu/colloquium
15:30 - Palisades - NY - science lecture
Lamont-Doherty Earth Obsy, Monell Audm. Various topics in
geophysics and earth science. Free, 845-365-8634,
19:00 - Columbia University - MH - astronomy lecture
Pupin Hall, 14th floor & roof. Indoor lecture, clearsky
starviewing. Free.www.astro.columbia.edu/outreach,
19:00 - Bethany - CT - clearsky starviewing
Astro Soc of New Haven. Yale Univ, Bethany Obsy. Free,
19:00 - Yonkers - NY - astronomy show
Andrus Plm. 19:00 show is free, sponsored by FujiFilm USA
Inc. Free, different topics each Friday.www.hrm.org,
914-963-4550
19:30 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc meeting
Union Co Coll, Sperry Obsy. Indoor talk, clearsky
starviewing. Free.www.asterism.org
20:00 - Floyd Bennett Field - BK - clearsky starviewing
Natl Park Svc. Model airplane flying field. Free, cancelled
20:00 - Stratford - CT - Boothe Meml Astro Soc mtg
20:00 - Stamford - CT - clearsky starviewing
Stamford Obsy. $3 adm, cancelled for clouds.
20:00 - Yonkers - NY - Westchester Amat Astro meeting
Hudson Rv Mus, Andrus Plm. Free.
www.westchesterastronomers.org,
20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1
Sat 8 Nov
10:00 - Intrepid Museum - MH - Intrepid Museum reopens
Pier 86, 46 St & Hudson Rv. Aircraft carrier Intrepid and
Concorde SST reopen after repairs. $19.50 adm. 212-245-0072,
www.intrepidmuseum.org
10:15 - CUNY Graduate Center - MH - science show
'Remembering the Manhattan Project'. Free. 212-817-8215,
15:00 - Danbury - CT - astronomy lecture
Also 17:00. W Conn St Uv, Plm/Obsy. Indoor plm show,
clearsky starviewing at 20:00. Free.www.wcsu.edu/starwatch,
19:00 - Toms River - NJ - astronomy lecture
Ocean Co Coll, Student Ctr, Solar Lounge. 'How to buy a
telescope'.Free.www.ocean.edu/campus/planetarium,
732-255-0343,
20:00 - Middletown - CT - clearsky starviewing
Astro Soc of Gtr Hartford, Wesleyan U, Van Vleck Obsy. Free,
cancelled for clouds.www.asgh.org, 860-872-9069,
20:00 - New Milford - CT - astronomy lecture
McCarthy Obsy, New Miford HS. Indoor lecture, clearsky
starviewing. free.www.mccarthyobservatory.org,
20:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Instt meeting - see Nov 1
20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1
20:00 - Paramus - NJ - Buehler-Columbia AAA lecture - see Nov 1
Sun 9 Nov
20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1
Mon 10 Nov
12:00 - Queens College - QN - science lecture - see Nov 3
15:30 - Upton - LI - astronomy lecture
Brookhaven Natl Lab, Bldg 510. 'WiTricity, non-radiative
wireless power transfer'. Free, have GI photo ID for campus
security.www.bnl.gov, 631-344-8000
17:30 - PicNic cafe' - MH - Cafe' Science lecture
2665 Broadway & 101 St. Supper/chat with Columbia Univ
profs. $10 fee, incl 1 drink, + own meal. 212-222-8222,
alumni.columbia.edu/learn/s3_6.html,
18:30 - CUNY Graduate Center - MH - science show
'Uranium and peaches' on the Manhattan Project. Free.
Tue 11 Nov
11:00 - Princeton - NJ - Inst Advd Stud lecture - see Nov 4
19:00 - Greenwich - CT - clearsky starviewing
Astro Soc of Greenwich. Julian Curtis Elem Schl, Bowman
www.geocities.com/astrogreenwich, 203-896-6786-x338
20:00 - Princeton - NJ - Amat Astro Assn of Princeton meeting
Princeton U, Peyton Hall. Free.www.princetonastronomy.org,
21:00 - Princeton - NJ - clearsky starviewing
Princeton Univ, Peyton Hall. Free, cancelled for clouds
www.astro.princeton.edu/events.htm,
Wed 12 Nov
10:30 - Hayden Plm - MH - Field Trip to theMoonshow - see Nov 5
12:00 - National Arts Club - MH - cultural lecture
15 Gramercy Pk S, 20 St. 'New York's response to biothreat: a
behind-the-scenes view'. $30 adm, advd regn reqd, incl
15:30 - Courant Institute - MH - science lecture - see Nov 5
16:00 - City College - MH - science lecture - see Nov 5
16:15 - Columbia University - MH - astronomy lecture - see Nov 5
16:45 - Piscataway - NJ - astronomy lecture
Rutgers Univ, Phys Lectr Hall. Free. 732-445-3974,
www.physics.rutgers.edu/colloquium
19:30 - Greenwich - CT - Astro Soc of Greenwich meeting
www.geocities.com/astrogreenwich, 203-896-6786-x338
20:00 - Upr Montclair - NJ - No Jersey Astro Gp meeting
Montclair St Univ, Richardson Hall, Room 232. Free.
20:00 - Middletown - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 5
20:30 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see Nov 5
20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 5
21:00 - Poughkeepsie - NY - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 5
Thu 13 Nov
19:00 - Upr Montclair - NJ - clersky starviewing - see Nov 6
19:30 - Morristown - NJ - Morris Mus Astro Soc mtg
www.morrismuseum.org/static/education/astronomical.html
19:30 - Rifle Camp Park - NJ - Passaic Co Astro Assn meeting
Nature Center. Free.www.users.nac.net/gburke/PCAA,
973-523-0024
20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 5
21:00 - Piscataway - NJ - clearsky starviewing
Rutgers Univ, Schommer Obsy. Free, cancelled for clouds.
732-205-0020,www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/ast-serin.html
Fri 14 Nov
11:00 - Goddard Inst Spc Stud - MH - science lecture - see Nov 7
14:00 - Columbia Univ - MH - ISCAP meeting - see Nov 7
14:30 - New York University - MH - astronomy lecture
Meyer Hall, 5th fl. Various topics in astrophys and
212-998-7706
15:30 - Palisades - NY - science lecture - see Nov 7
19:00 - Toms River - NJ - Astro Soc of Toms Rv Area mtg
Ocean Co Coll, College Ctr, Solar Lounge. Free.
19:00 - Yonkers - NY - astronomy show - see Nov 7
19:15 - New York University - MH - Physics Club of NY meeting
Silver Ctr, Rm 207. Jointly with Chemistry Teacher's Club.
Free, bring GI photo ID for campus security..
19:30 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc meeting - see Nov 7
20:00 - Stamford - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 7
20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1
Sat 15 Nov
20:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Instt meeting - see Nov 1
20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1
20:00 - Paramus - NJ - Buehler-Columbia AAA lecture - see Nov 1
Sun 16 Nov
10:00 - 92nd St Y - MH - science workshop
'Atoms and molecules, it's a small world' explanation of
chemistry, make molecule model. $40 fee, adv regn reqd.
www.92y.org, 212-415-5500
12:00 - Bethany - CT - CT Tripoli Rocketry Assn meeting
Bethany Town Hall. Free.www.ctra-narconn.org,
860-583-1690
14:00 - Airmont - NY - science show
Lwr Hudson Vy Challenger Ctr, 225 Rt 29. Multimedia
simulation of space missions. $20 adm.www.lhvcc.com,
20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1
Mon 17 Nov
12:00 - Queens College - QN - science lecture - see Nov 3
Tue 18 Nov
11:00 - Princeton - NJ - Inst Advd Stud lecture - see Nov 4
19:30 - New Paltz - NY - Mid Hudson Astro Assn meeting
SUNY New Paltz, Coykendall Audm. Free. 845-485-5669,
20:00 - Westport - CT - Westport Astro Soc meeting
Rolnick Obsy. Free.www.was-ct.org, 203-227-0925
Wed 19 Nov
10:30 - Hayden Plm - MH - Field Trip to theMoonshow - see Nov 5
15:30 - Courant Institute - MH - science lecture - see Nov 5
16:00 - City College - MH - science lecture - see Nov 5
16:15 - Columbia University - MH - astronomy lecture - see Nov 5
17:30 - Sci Ind Biz Liby - MH - science lecture
'The carbon age: how life's core element became
civilization's
greatest threat'. Free. 212-592-7000,
www.nypl.org/research/sibl
19:30 - New Britain - CT - Astro Soc of Gtr Hartford meeting
Centl Conn St Uv, Copernicus Plm. Free,www.asgh.org,
20:00 - Middletown - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 5
20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 5
20:30 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see Nov 5
21:00 - Poughkeepsie - NY - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 5
Thu 20 Nov
17:45 - Coll of Staten Is - SI - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 4
19:00 - St Paul's Luthrn Ch - MH - NYSkies Astro Semnr
TOPIC: EXPLORATION OF THEMOON
Combined meeting with Natl Spc Soc-NYC Chap
315 W 22nd St & 8 Av. Discussion of astronomy topics, show &
tell, skywatching reports, news of astro activity in NYSkies
212-273-5958
19:00 - St Paul's Luthrn Ch - MH - Natl Spc Soc meeting
TOPIC: EXPLORATION OF THEMOON
Combined meeting with NYSkies Astronomy Inc
315 W 22nd St & 8 Av. Discussion of astro/space topics, show
& tell, skywatching reports, news of astro/space activity in
NYC vicinity. Free. chapters.nss.org/ny/nyc,
19:00 - Waterbury - CT - Mattituck Astro Soc meeting
Naugatuck Vy Commty Coll, Ekstrom Hall. Free.
19:00 - Upr Montclair - NJ - clersky starviewing - see Nov 6
20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 5
Fri 21 Nov
11:00 - Goddard Inst Spc Stud - MH - science lecture - see Nov 7
14:00 - Columbia Univ - MH - ISCAP meeting - see Nov 7
14:30 - New York University - MH - astronomy lecture - see Nov 14
15:00 - Piscataway - NJ - astronomy lecture - see Nov 7
15:30 - Palisades - NY - science lecture - see Nov 7
19:00 - Yonkers - NY - astronomy show - see Nov 7
19:00 - Columbia University - MH - astronomy lecture - see Nov 7
19:30 - Boonton - NJ - clearsky starviewing
Sheep Hill Astro Assn obsy, Free, cancelled for
19:30 - Wilcox Pk - NY - clearsky starviewing
Mid Hudson Astro Assn. Free, cancelled for clouds
20:00 - Suffern - NY - Rockland Astro Club lecture
Rockland Commty Coll, Room 1106. Free, 201-768-3298,
www.rocklandastronomy.com,
20:00 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc lecture
Union Co Coll, Smith Audm. Indoor talk, clearsky
starviewing. Free.www.asterism.org
20:00 - Stamford - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 7
20:00 - R Moses St Pk - LI - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1
20:00 - Stratford - CT - Boothe Meml Astro Soc mtg - see Nov 7
20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1
Sat 22 Nov
all day - Amer Mus Natl Hist - MH - Ross Skating Rink
Thru 2009 Feb 28. Ross Terrace. $8, excl Mus adm. Skate
rental
& food svc.www.amnh.org/programs, 212-769-5100
15:00 - Danbury - CT - astronomy lecture - see Nov 8
19:00 - Ward Pound Ridge - NY - clearsky starviewing
Westchester Amat Astro. Meadows Picnic Area. Free, cancelled
www.westchesterastronomers.org,
20:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Instt meeting - see Nov 1
20:00 - R Moses St Pk - LI - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1
20:00 - Paramus - NJ - Buehler-Columbia AAA lecture - see Nov 1
20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1
20:30 - Voorhees St Pk - NJ - NJ Astro Assn meeting
NJAA-HQ, Robinson Obsy. Free, indoor lecture, clearsky
starviewing.www.njaa.org, 908-368-8600
Sun 23 Nov
20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1
Mon 24 Nov
12:00 - Queens College - QN - science lecture - see Nov 3/
Tue 25 Nov
11:00 - Princeton - NJ - Inst Advd Stud lecture - see Nov 4
18:30 - Hayden Plm - MH - Celestial Highlights
Live skyshow of current evening sky. $15 adm.
212-769-5100,www.amnh.org/programs
19:00 - New Haven - CT - Astro Soc of New Haven meeting
Yale Univ, Leitner Family Obsy. Indoor talk, clearsky
19:00 - Greenwich - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 11
Wed 26 Nov
10:30 - Hayden Plm - MH - Field Trip to theMoonshow - see Nov 5
20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 5
20:30 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see Nov 5
Thu 27 Nov
20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 5
21:00 - Piscataway - NJ - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 13
Fri 28 Nov
19:00 - Yonkers - NY - astronomy show - see Nov 7
19:30 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc meeting - see Nov 7
20:00 - Stamford - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 7
20:00 - R Moses St Pk - LI - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1
20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1
Sat 29 Nov
20:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Instt meeting - see Nov 1
20:00 - Liberty - NY - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1
20:00 - R Moses St Pk - LI - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1
20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing - see Nov 1
Special news
----------
The US Department of Treasury on 30 October 2008 formally
declared
that the economy situation in the United States is a recession..Most
readers figured out that times were getting harder since the summer,
but now the word is official. This economic climate pushed NYC Events
to a level not ever imagined before: a safety net for astronomers.
In one place, in convenient form, NYC Events presents astronomy
activity across the New York region. Unlike some other lists of
activities, which charge a fee or require 'registration', NYC Events
is absolutely free for the asking or clicking.
Far more importantly, as readers are now telling me, most of the
items in NYC Events are either free or cheap. What happened in the
last couple months, specially during October, is that astronomers
turned to NYC Events for low-cost access to astronomy enlightenment.
That's all the more reason you, the event operator, should take
the care to get your events into NYC Events correctly and currently.
You have folk out there looking for you! Please review your notices
and wensites for completeness, clarity, legibility. Update your
contact information. Be sure your publicity chair has NYC Events on
his notice list.
General news
----------
November and December have major holidays near their end. This
typicly shoves activity to the front of the month or skips events at
the end. This is specially the situation for events held at schools,
which recess during these holiday periods.
NYC Events is proud to bring on board three new members. Welcome,
please, City College physics lectures, City University Center for
Liberal Studies, Queens College physics lectures. The physics talks
can be quite technical, but they can be appreciated, if not fully
understood, by home astronomers. And don't forget that campus
astronomers keep NYC Events handy.
Lower Hudson Valley Challenger Center reminds that its website is
'www.lhvcc.com', not '... .org'. The latter is an outfit that offers
paper model kits. Some of the kits are of spacefaring items, leading
visitors to think the site is part of the Center.
Secret Science Club moved its operations to Bell House from Union
Hall. New location is still a short train ride from Manhattan.
It is NOW the time to get about lining up your events for
December
and January! The yearend period is the toughest time to compile NYC
Events. Sponsor and host staff are away, the facility may be in
recess, and, now with the downswing of the economy, arrangements may
finalize at the last minute, possibly with abrupt unexpected changes.
Event news
--------
By October the IRT lines shrank their excessive delays of
service.
Things are back to normal, crowds are once again tolerable. The
easing
up resulted from strong efforts by NYC Transit and a somewhat thinner
ridership due to the slackening economy.
On October 2nd the Intrepid ship was towed to its Pier 86 home.
There is goes thru finishing work for the reopening on November 8th.
NYSkiers were in the masses around the harbor to watch the move.
NYSkies Astro Seminar on October 2 had a vigorous dialog on the
space projects of other countries. It centered on the Shenzhou-7
flight and delayed Hubble repair visit.
The Seminar on the 16th discussed extrasolar planets. Handout of
a
table of planetary stars missed 3 newly found planets. They were
added
a few days later la an updated edition for the NYSkies website.
NYSkiers, about 80 others, greeted Dr Edward Belbruno at the
Metropolitan Opera Guild on 4 October. He was on panel to discuss the
Manhattan Project, subject of the 'Doctor atomic' opera. Belbruno
also
unveiled his new painting honoring Robert Oppenheimer and the
bigbang.
Governors Island wrapped up its 2008 season on October 12 with
record visitors and plans to release more of the island for enjoyment
next year. The extended run in 2008 allowed visitors to watch the
sunset andVenusover the harbor.
The Concorde supersonic airliner had its nose reattached and then
barged to the Intrepid pier on October 16. First it stopped in
Bayonne
until pier was ready to receive it. It was in a few days set on the
Intrepid's deck for the reopening of Intrepid Museum on November 8.
The two blockbuster astronomy shows of October 2008 were the
Antikythera lecture on the 22nd and the Manilius conference on the 24-
25. The former, 'Gears FOR the Greeks', was at the CUNY Graduate
Center and covered the history and current studies about the Greek
astronomical analog calculator.
The latter, 'Forgotten stars', convened at Columbia University
for
a dialog about Marcus Manilius and his Astronomica poem. Written in
the 1st century AD, it gives insight to the astronomy and astrology
in
the Roman Empire of Caesar Augustus.
Sky news
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I made a silly mistake, handed back to me by about 50[!] readers,
in the October NYC Events. The storm that dumped rain and wind on the
City in September was Hanna, not Faye.
The City got uncertain or threshold views of the Milky Way on 6-7
October. Reports were a bit inconsistent due to the touch-&-go
quality
of the sky that night. NYSkers vowed to keep watch for a solid
sighting
during this Milky Way season.
On October 21-22 the City scored the first positive Milky Way
sighting of 2008! In cold windy air, and between scudding clouds!,
the
Scutum cloud, Cygnus branch, and a patch in Cepheus were spotted.
Reports came from more places in the City then I can recall: south
and
west Brooklyn, south Staten Island, east Bronx, south Queens,
Rockaways. The Milky Way season continues thru November 30th. Please
keep looking.
Many readers spottedVenuspeeping over the skyline during
October. She's gradually edging upward, into darker sky, after
sunset.
She'll be far more prominent in November. At the end of the month,
actually on December 1st,Venus,Moon, andJupiterconvene in evening
twilight. This is the formal outcoming ofVenusas the new evening
star of the coming.winter and spring.
Jupitercontinued to fascinate readers with his three red spots.
They were well separated in October. withJupitersliding low in the
southwest into thicker agitated air. He changes place withVenuson
December 1st.
November 2nd is the return to Eastern Standard Time. Set your
clocks BACK, BEHIND one hour. Note that the clock period 01:00 to
01:59 repeats on the 2nd. It runs thru first under EDST and again
under EST.
As at October 25, NYSkies had in hand about 25 requests for the
Observer's Handbook. The books arrived from RASC on the 31st. The
first batch of them shipped out to their astronomers by 16:00 on that
same day.
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