On Saturday March 19, the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York (AAA), in conjunction with the Woodlawn Conservancy, will take a tour of our solar system and universe during our annual Spring Starfest in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Woodlawn Cemetery is a national historical landmark that has commanding open area views, free of glare from local lighting, where the majority of the urban night sky can be seen. There will be telescopes of various magnifications and designs, capable of reaching out into the Milky Way Galaxy and beyond. Come have a look at the universe from the Bronx, easily reachable by public transportation.
The event will begin at 5:30 p.m., when trained AAA observers will set up their telescopes for nighttime observing. At this time, the observers will begin determining their celestial targets. Guests are welcome to watch this process and speak with AAA members and supporters about telescopes, astronomical binoculars, and solar-observing equipment.
Enter at the Jerome Ave. entrance located one block north of the intersection of Jerome Ave. and Bainbridge Ave. Look for a table staffed by AAA members at the entrance.