Brooklyn Museum Plaza

The Amateur Astronomers Association stargazes on the Brooklyn Museum Plaza on the first Saturday evening of each month from April through November.  Observing is canceled if the sky is cloudy or if the temperature falls below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.

This is not a dark site, so we mainly view bright objects such as the Moon and bright planets.

Our observing dates coincide with the Brooklyn Museum’s Target First Saturdays events.

Chair: Irene Irene Pease

2018 Observing Dates

(Saturdays, 9-11 p.m.)

April 7
May 5
June 2
July 7
August 4
Oct 6
Nov 3


Directions (click on map below):


  • Take Flatbush Avenue to Eastern Parkway. Go east on Eastern Parkway to Washington Avenue.

Mass transit:

  • Take the 2 or 3 trains to Eastern Parkway—Brooklyn Museum. Exit on the south side of Eastern Parkway, and walk east toward Washington Avenue.
  • Take the Franklin Avenue shuttle to the Botanical Gardens stop, and walk west on Eastern Parkway toward the Brooklyn Museum.