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AAA OBSERVING AT FLOYD BENNETT FIELD


 

The AAA meets monthly for stargazing on a Friday night at Floyd Bennett Field in Gateway National Park, Brooklyn. Observing is canceled if it is overcast or the temperature is below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.  We meet every month except January and February, when it's just too cold, and in July and August, when we have a problem with mosquitoes (in other warm months, come but bring a repellent).  Events are canceled if cloudy, but we will try to meet if the skies are only partially cloudy.

Chair:  Art Kunhardt (718-643-0959) floydbennett@aaa.org

  

NEW!  2014 Schedule -- Friday Nights

March 7 8:00 - 10:00 PM
April 4 8:00 - 10:00 PM
May 9 8:00 - 10:00 PM
June 6 8:30 - 10:30 PM
September 12 8:00 - 10:00 PM
October 3 8:00 - 10:00 PM
November 14 8:00 - 10:00 PM
December 12 7:30 - 9:30 PM

 

Directions (see map below):

There will be a new observing location at Floyd Bennett Field. This will be easier for people to find in the
dark and will also be within walking distance of the Q35 bus.

Traveling South on Flatbush Avenue, the entrance to Floyd Bennett Field is just before the toll plaza for
the Marine Parkway Bridge. There is a traffic light at this intersection.

Travelling by car: Make the left turn at the traffic light just before the toll plaza, and enter the Park.
Approximately 1,000 feet down there is an intersection. Make the left turn. Approximately 2,000 feet
further, on the left side, is the Community Garden.

Travelling by mass transit: The Q35 bus connects with the Nostrand Avenue terminal for the 2 and 5
subways. Take the bus to the last stop in Brooklyn, just before the toll plaza. After leaving the bus, then
cross Flatbush Avenue and follow the directions above.

The observing site will be in the parking lot for the Community Garden.

We hope to see you there.

 

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