Riverdale, Bronx

The Amateur Astronomers Association holds observing sessions in the Bronx when the first quarter moon is in the evening sky.  We observe on the first Tuesday of every month from April through October.  (For information about the Moon’s phases, please click here.)

We meet on the northwest corner of West 235th Street and Johnson Avenue.  This location is easily accessible via the Bx10 and Bx20 buses.  If traveling by subway, take the No. 1 train to West 231st Street and transfer to the bus.  Get off the bus at West 235th Street and walk two blocks east to Johnson Avenue.

Observing begins one-half hour after sunset.  We encourage anyone wishing to bring a telescope or binoculars to do so.  If you’d like to participate, please contact John Benfatti ahead of time and let him know you’ll  be coming.

Chair: John Benfatti


2017 Schedule
(starting 1/2 hour after sunset)

Tuesday, April 4
Tuesday, May 2
Tuesday June 6
Tuesday, July 4
Tuesday, August 1
Tuesday, September 5
Tuesday, October 3

Weather Prospects

Cancellations due to weather will be posted on the AAA Google Calendar and the AAA Facebook page. You can expect it to be canceled if the clouds are thick or if it’s raining. This goes for any of the AAA Observing Events.


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