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March 6, 2015
[Cancelled due to icy conditions] Observing at Sunnyside Gardens Park
Starts: 6:00 pm
Ends: March 6, 2015 - 9:00 pm
Location: Sunnyside Garden Park, 48-21 39th Avenue, Sunnyside, NY 11104, United States
Description: Observing at Sunnyside Gardens Park

Friday, March 6

When: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Where: Sunnyside Gardens Park in Queens

Description: One of only two private parks in New York City, the Park will
be open to the public for this event. There will be activities for adults
and children. Hot drinks and baked goods will be available.

Jupiter will be visible all evening and the full moon will rise in the east
around 7:00.

If the event is cancelled due to weather, it will be held the following day,
Saturday, March 7th.
Lecture at the American Museum of Natural History
Starts: 6:15 pm
Ends: March 6, 2015 - 8:00 pm
Location: American Museum of Natural History
Description: The Amateur Astronomers Association is proud to host its annual lecture series at the Kaufmann Theater of the American Museum of Natural History. The lectures are generally given on the first Friday of each month, from October through May, with occasional exceptions when that date would create a conflict.

All lectures begin at 6:15 and end at 8:00 p.m. Please use the 77th Street entrance.

Neelima Sehgal from Stony Brook University will present "Understanding Dark Matter, Neutrinos, and Inflation with CMB Observations"
April 17, 2015
Lecture at the American Museum of Natural History
Starts: 6:15 pm
Ends: April 17, 2015 - 8:00 pm
Location: American Museum of Natural History
Description: The Amateur Astronomers Association is proud to host its annual lecture series at the Kaufmann Theater of the American Museum of Natural History. The lectures are generally given on the first Friday of each month, from October through May, with occasional exceptions when that date would create a conflict.

All lectures begin at 6:15 and end at 8:00 p.m. Please use the 77th Street entrance.

Robert Fisher from University of Massachusetts will present “Exploding Stars and the Accelerating Cosmos"
April 18, 2015
NEAF
Starts: 8:00 am
Ends: April 18, 2015 - 9:00 pm
April 19, 2015
NEAF
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: April 19, 2015 - 6:30 pm
April 24, 2015
Observing at Carl Schurz Park
Starts: 8:00 pm
Ends: April 24, 2015 - 11:00 pm
Location: Carl Schurz Park, New York City, NY, United States
Description: This event will be canceled if weather forecasts are for cloudy skies. Cancellations will be posted on <a target="_blank" href="http://www.aaa.org">our website</a>.

The Amateur Astronomers Association of New York hosts observing sessions, free and open to the public, one Friday night each month from April through October at Carl Schurz Park in Manhattan. Carl Schurz Park is located along East End Avenue at the end of East 86th Street. The park has a lovely view of a lot of sky above the East River, Roosevelt Island, Queens, and the Queensborough and Triborough bridges.

We meet on the park esplanade (John Finley Walk), overlooking the East River. The 86th Street entrance to the park is the closest to where we set up, though that entrance requires climbing stairs to reach the esplanade. One may enter the park at many other points, including 87th or 88th streets, thereby avoiding the stairs.

We encourage anyone wishing to bring a telescope or binoculars to do so, but it is not required. You are more than welcome to look through ours.

April 24 — Starting at 8:00 p.m.

The Sun sets at 7:44 p.m.

The waxing crescent Moon is one night before first quarter.

Venus and Jupiter are in the evening sky. Jupiter is high up and very bright, brighter than any star, near the Beehive Star Cluster.

The Big Dipper and Leo are almost directly overhead. Bright Arcturus is to their east. The twins of Gemini are high in the western sky and bright Capella to their northwest.

Saturday, April 25, will be International Astronomy Day.

For more information, see <a target="_blank" href="http://www.aaa.org/carlschurz">Observing at Carl Schurz Park</a>
or contact <a target="_blank" href="mailto:SN1951bk@prodigy.net?subject=Carl%20Schurz%20Park">Bruce Kamiat</a>.