The Hours: 3-5 pm solar observing; 6:30-9:30 night time observing.
FREE and open to the public!
FREE glow sticks and gift bags to the first 250 entering at 6:30pm!
FREE raffle for a Celestron NexStar60SLT telescope including 1 hour of free instruction by an Amateur Astronomers Association board member!
The Event: On Saturday May 2, 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 its annual Spring Starfest in Woodlawn Cemetery.
The event will begin at 3:00 pm, when trained AAA observers will be setting up their solar telescopes and continue at 6:30 with night time observing, at this time the AAA observers will setup different telescopes and 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. Click here for directions to observing site.
Woodlawn Cemetery is a national historic 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 design, capable of reaching out into the Milky Way Galaxy and beyond. Come have a look at the universe in The Bronx, easily reachable by public transportation.