Solar astronomy observing sessions are held in the Bronx at Edgar Allen Poe Park on the last Saturday of each month, from April through November. Poe Park, home of the landmark Edgar Allen Poe Cottage, is situated on the Grand Concourse, just blocks from Fordham Road, in the Bronx.
We meet on the bandshell plaza adjacent to the Poe Park Visitor Center. AAA members will be present with telescopes specially filtered to view the Sun. You may bring your own equipment, but we insist on strict safety provisions due to the dangers of improperly filtered direct solar viewing. All devices used for direct solar viewing must be fitted with approved filters. If you require assistance learning to use your telescope, we ask that you please notify us beforehand so that we can research your scope and verify we have an expert available to assist.
Chair: Joseph Martinez
2015 Observing Dates
(canceled if cloudy)
Saturdays from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM