Space Age Appropriate
by Alyssa Grossman, 03/27/2012 [Updated 05/06/2015]
Stargazing on the High Line. Photo: Liz Ligon. Courtesy, Friends of the High Line
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Stargazing on the High Line
On Tuesday nights from April through October, when dusk rolls around, members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York head to the High Line with their high-powered telescopes, made available to the public. This is a great time for stargazing newbies to learn a thing or two about studying the sky, since the group is always willing to lend a helping hand to participants of all ages. The event takes place from dusk until 15 minutes before the High Line closes (10pm in the spring and 11pm in the summer) near the entrance on West 14th Street. Stargazing is weather permitting, so make sure to check the Amateur Astronomers website, call 212-206-9922 or follow @highlinenyc and @aaadotorg on Twitter for updates.
The Association also sets up in Prospect Park, Lincoln Center, Rose Hill Park, Floyd Bennett Field and Carl Schurz Park, among other locations, so check aaa.org for more opportunities to stargaze.