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NYC EVENTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2022 
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  John Pazmino 
 NYSkies Astronomy In+c 
 nyskies@nyskies.org 

    The following astronomy activities in the commuting ring enclosing 
New York City are operated by various organizations. A few cultural 
items of special importance to City astronomers are also included. 
    Altho NYC Events confirms the listed items, they are subject to 
change by their sponsors. Check with their contacts. Let the sponsor 
know that you learned of its event thru NYC Events. 
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'www.nyskies.org/nyc-faq.htm'. 
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because only the current issue is in the website. It is replaced by 
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General notes 
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    'whole City' means the event has no specific or dedicated place. 
It may be enjoyed from the whole NYSkies territory or at a number of 
individual places. Celestial events are typicly 'whole City' events.  
    'all day' means the event is continuous or repeating during the 
open hours of the host facility. Facilities may have limited hours per 
day or days per week. Check with the event contacts.  
    'adv regn reqd', for 'advance registration required/requested' 
means that the event requires or requests signing up before the event. 
You must have your ticket in hand at the gate. There could be a 
deadline some days before the event, after which no more signups are 
accepted. Check with the event contact for specifics. 
    Prices cited are the 'rack rate'. You could qualify for discounts 
as may be offered by the sponsor. Besides the base price there may be 
optional extra fees to consider. 

Current Month calendar  
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  Plain dates are in current month; 
  -, previous month; +, next month. 
  #, NYSkies Astronomy Seminar, digital sessions at 
      (www.nyskies.org/av-files/av-files.htm) 
  Moon phase: .NM., .FQ), (FM), (LQ.  
  Sunset is noted for each Saturday  
        All hours are Eastern Daylight Savings Time 
 (UT - 4h). 
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      Sun   Mon   Tue   Wed   Thu   fri   Sat   sunset 
      ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ------
      -28   -29   -30   -31     1     2#   .3) 19:25 
       4      5     6     7     8     9   (10) 19:13 
      11     12    13    14    15    16#  (17. 19:02 
      18     19    20    21    22    23    24  18:50 
     .25.    26    27    28    29    30    +1  18:38 
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Index  of Events 
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 * = NASA-JPL Night Sky Network affiliate  
 date = entry in 'list of events' section 
 0' = entry in 'ongoing and continuing events' section 
 'AUT'= entry in 'skipped, autumn resumption' section 
  'SPR' = entry in 'skipped, spring resumption' secrion 
  '???' = entry in 'skipped, uncertain resumption' section, 
   '!!!' = entry in 'skipped, encumbered due to lockdowns 
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    BROOKLYN - BK 
  Secret Science Club - - - AUT 

    CONNECTICUT - CT 
 *A S of Gtr Hartford   - - 21 
  Astro Sco of Greenwich  - AUT 
 *Astro Soc of New Haven  - !!! 
  Bowman Observatory -  - -  7, 21 
  Connecticut Star Party  - 23-25 
  Litchfield Hills AAC mtg  !!! 
  Litchfield Hills AAC lect 24 
 *McCarthy Observatory  - - 10 
  New Pond Farm  - - - - -  AUT 
  Van Vleck Obsy (ASGH)  -   3 
  Van Vleck Obsy (WU)  - -  AUT 
  Western Conn St Uv  - - - !!! 
  Westport Astro Soc mtg  -  20 
  Westport Astro Soc starvg   7, 14, 21, 28 
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  Boothe Meml Astro Soc - 203-377-9933, 
    ww w.facebook.com/Boothe-Memorial-Astronomical-Society 


    LONG ISLAND - LI 
 *Amateur Observers Soc - - !!! 
 *Amat Obsrs Soc starviewing!!! 
  Amer Instt Aero & Astro -T!!! 
  Astro Soc of Long Island   7, 14, 21, 28 
  Brookhaven National Lab - !!! 
  Custer Institute  - - -    3, 10, 17, 24 
  Hmaptons Observatory  - - !!! 
  Hofstra univ Obsy - - - - AUT 
  SUNY Stony Brook - -  - -  2 
 *Susan Rose Observatory  -  3, 40, 17, 24 

   MANHATTAN - MH 
 *Amat Astro Assn starvwg -  0 
 *Amat Astro Assn lecture - AUT 
  Amer Instt Archaeology  - AUT 
 Ctr for Atmosp & Ocean Sci AUT 
  Ctr for Science & Society  9, 24 
  Central Pk (Great Lawn) - !!! 
  Columbia Clinate Schhol - !!! 
  Columbia Univ Astro - - - !!! 
  Govvernors Island - - - -  0 
  Hayden Plm 'Frontiers' -- AUT 
  Hayden Plm 'Live!' -  - - AUT 
  Instt Stud Ancnt World  - AUT 
  Intrepid Museum  - - - -- 30 
 *Inwood Astronomy Project  !!! 
  Jupiter Joe's Astronomy - !!! 
  Labor Day  - - - - - -  -  5 
  Milky Way aurumn season -  1 -Nov 30 
  Natl Musm of Mathematics   7 
  NYC-H2O  - - - - - - - -   0 
  New York Map Society  - - !!! 
  NYU Astrop & Relatvty - - 27 
 *NYSkies Astronomy Seminar  2, 16 (digital Seminars) 
  Simons Foundation - - - -  7 
 *Top of the Laawn  - - - - !!! 
  Tribute in Light  - - - - 11 
  Tunnel to Towers run  - - 25 
  Urban Park Rangers  - - -  0 
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 Ctr for Space Sci Edu - - info@nyccsse.reading org, www.+nyccsse.org,  
             212-608-6164 

    METRO-NORTH - NY  
  Lamont-Doherty Obsy   - - !!! 
  Mid-Hudson Astro Assn - - 23 
  Vassar Collee Obsy  - - -  7, 14, 21, 288 
  Ward Pound Ridge  - - - - 17 
  Westchester Amat Astro  - 16 


    NEW JERSEY - NJ  
  A A A of Princeton  - - - !!! 
 *Amat Astro Inc meeting  - !!! 
 *Amat Astro Inc lecture  - AUT 
  A S of Toms Rv Area - - -  9 
  Morris Musm Astro Soc - - 10 
  NJ Astro Assn starviewing  3, 10, 17, 24 
  NJ Astro Assn sunviewing   4, 11, 18, 25 
  No Jersey Astro Gp mtg  - 21 
  No Jersey Astro Gp starvg AUT 
  Peyton Observator y - - - !!! 
  Plasma Physics Lab  - - - !!! 
  Rutgers Univ Astro Collqm AUT 
  Rutgers Univ Astro Semnr  AUT 
 *S*T*A*R - - - - - - - - - !!! 
  Schommer Observatory  - -  8, 15 
 *Sheep Hill Astro Assn - - !!! 
 *Sheep Hill Observatory  - !!!  
 *Utd Astro Clubs of NJ - -  ,l 10, 17, 24 
  Washington Xing St Pk - -  2, 9, 16, 23, 30 
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  Dark Sky Observers - www.users.nac.net/gburke/club  
  Montclair Telescope Club - 973-948-5284,,    
        users.erols.com/njastro/orgs/mtc.htm 
  NW Jersey Amat Astro - www.nwjaa.org, info@nwjaa.org 
  Passaic Co Astro Assn - www.users.nac.net/gburke/PCAA, 973-523-0024 
 *Raritan Vy Co Coll Plm  - www2.raritanval.edu/planetarium  
   Skyland Stargazers  -  skylandstargazers.tripod.com 

    QUEENS - QN  
  York College Observatory - AUT 

    REST OF WORLD 
 
    STATEN ISLAND - SI 
  Coll of SI Obsy - - - - - AUT 

    THE BRONX - BX 

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going and continuing events 
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    all day - Governors Island - MH - cultural shows 
        HOURS VARY BY SEASON; INQUIRE AT CONTACT 
        Open all year! Walk and tour thru former military base and 
        new urban park. Shows vary each day or visit by foot or bike. 
        Ferries run every 40 min from   Battery Marine Terml, MH. On 
        weekdays also from Pier 6, BK; and Atlantic Basin, BK. Island 
r       is free but ferry fare is $3 RT. Adv regn reqd, no at-door 
       tkts. www.nps.gov/gois, www.govisland.com 
    all day - whole City - MH - cultural tours & lectures 
        VARIOUS PLACES, DATES, HOURS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT  
        Urban Park Rangers. Tours of parks, landmarks, nabes, hoods. 
        Lectures on history and culture of NYC. Program varies each 
        month. Free. www.nyc.gov/parks  
    all day - whole City - MH - cultural tour 
        VARIOUS LOCATIONS AND TIMES; INQUIRE AT CONTACT 
        NYC-. Walk, bike, ride thru history and culture of NYC 
        muwater system facilities and natural waterways in and near 
        the City.  Events are pay orfree, adn regn reqd. Bike tours 
        need own bike. www.nych2o.org, 
        matt@nych2o.org 
    all day - whole City - MH - clearsky starviewing  
        VARIOUS PLACES, DATES, HOURS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT  
        Amat Astro Assn. Sessions convene in parks usually at dusk. 
        Occasional daytime sunviewing. Free. Cancelled for clouds. 
          president@aaa.org, 718-522-5014, www.aaa.org  

List of events 
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 # contact for specific instructions. Mind well that local lock- # 
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Thu  1 Sep 
    21:00 - whole City - MH - Milky Way autumn season 
        Thru Nov 30. Fall season for sighting Milky Way from within 
        NYC. Requires dark clear sky and thoro knowledge of normal 
        luminous graffiti in sky. Milky Way is in high west sky at 
        at nightfall. www.nyskies.org/articles/pazmino/milky-ny.htm 

Fri  2 Sep 
    18:30 - McBurney Houall - MH - NYSkies Astronomy Seminar 
        SEMINARS ARE OFFERED AS DOWNLOAD AUDIO-VIDEO FILES AT 
        'www.nyskies.org/av-files/av-files.htm' UNTIL ON-SITE MEETINGS 
         RESUME AFTER THE LOCKDONW ERA. 
        125 W 14 St, 6/7 Av. Discussion of astronomy topics, show & 
        tell, skywatching reports, news of astro activity in NYSkies 
        territory. Free. nyskies@nyskies.org, www.nyskies.org 
    19:30 - Stony Brook - LI - astronomy lecture                     
        SUNY Stony Brook, Earth & Spc Sci Hall. Indoor lecture, 
        clearsky starviewing. Free. www.ess.sunysb.edu/astro, 
        631-632-8100, slutterbie@notes.cc.sunysb.edu 
    20;00 - Wash'n X'ing - NJ - clearsky starviewing 
        Amat Astro Assn of Princeton. Simpson Obsy. Free, cancelled 
        for clouds. www.princetonastronomy.org, 609-737-2575, 
        info@princetonastronomy.org 

Sat  3 Sep 
    19:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing  
        Amat Obsrs Soc. capus of Custer Institt. Sessions concurrent 
        with Custer's own events. Free, cancelled for clouds. 
        www.aosny.org, suerose@optonline.net             
    19:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting 
        Custer Instt. Indoor program, clearsky starviewing. $5-$15. 
        Varies with program. www.custerobservatory.org, 
        president@custerobservatory.org, 631-765-2626  
    20:00 - Jenny Jump St Forest - NJ - Utd A C of NJ mtg 
        UACNJ Obsy. Indoor talk, clearsky starviewing. Free. 
    20:30 - Voorhees St Pk - NJ - NJ Astro Assn lecture 
        Robinson Obsy. Indoor talk, clearsky starviewining. 
        Free.  www.njaa.org, 908-368-8500 
    21:00 - Middletown - CT - clearsky starviewing 
        Astro Soc of Gtr Hartford, Wesleyan U, Van Vleck Obsy. Free. 
        cancelled for clouds. www.asgh.org, 860-872-9069, 
        pparkerrs@cs.com 

Sun  4 Sep 
    14;00 - Vorhees St Pk - NJ - clearsky sunviewing  
        Robinson Obsy. clearsky sunrviewining. 
        Free.  www.njaa.org, 908-368-8500 


Mon  5 Sep 
    all day - whole City - MH - Labor Day 
        Please check with event contact for session falling on this 
        day by rule or outdated schedule 

Wed  7 Sep 
    16:00 - Natl Musm of Mathematics - MH - scienceshow 
       Also 19:00. 'Mathematical Encounters'. Free, adv regn 
      reqd. 212-542-0566, www.momath.org, info@momath.org 
    17:00 - Simons Foundation - MH - scinece lecture 
       160 5 Av & 21 St. 'Quantum simulation: A microscopic view of 
        the quantum qorld'. Free, adv regn reqd. 646-654-0066, 
       www.simonsfoundation.org 
    20:00 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting 
       SOME MEETINGS MAY BE ONLINE EVENTS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT 
        Vanderbilt Plm. Free. asliastronomy@yahoo.com, 
        www.asliclub.org 
    20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing 
        Westport Astro Soc. Rolnick Obsy.  Free. Cancelled for clouds. 
        www.was-ct.org, 203-227-0925 
    20:30 - Greenwich - CT - clearsky starviewing 
        Astro Soc of Greenwich. Curtis Elem Schl, Bowman Obsy. Free. 
        Cancelled for clouds. rickbria@optonline.net, 203-415-6762. 
        astrogreenwich.org 
    21:00 - Poughkeepsie - NY - clearsky starviewing 
        MEETS ONLY DURING CLASSES; INQUIRE AT CONTACT 
        Vassar College, Observatory. Free. Cancelled for clouds. 
        physicsandastronomy.vassar.edu/observatory.html, 
        845-437-7340 Thu  8 Sep 
    20:30 - Piscataway - NJ - clearsky starviewng 
        Rutgers Univ,`Schommer Obsy. Free. Cancelled for clouds.  
        732-205-0020, www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/ast-serin.html  
        pryor@physics.rutgers.edu    

Fri  9 Sep 
    10:00 - Columbia Univ - MH - Ctr for Sci & Soc lecture 
        Fayerweather Hall, Rm 513. 'Serendipity and epiphany in 
        scientific discovery' Free, asv regn reqd.   212-853-1612, 
        scienceandsociety@columbia.edu, 
        scienceandsociety.columbia.edu 
     19:00 - Toms River - NJ - Astro Soc of Toms Rv Area meeting 
        Ocean Cnty Coll, Novins Planetarium. Free. 
        www.astra-nj.org, 732-255-0343, webmaster@astra-nj.org 
    20;00 - Wash'n X'ing - NJ - clearsky starviewing - see Sep 2 

Sat 10 Sep 
    11:30 - Morristown - NJ - Morris Museum Astro Soc meeting  
        Morris Museum. Free. 973-386-1848, 973-386-1848,, 
        www.morrismuseum.org/astro-society, info@morrismusem.org, 
        ckkrish@gmail.com, www.mmastrosociety.org 
    19:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - see Sep 3 
    19:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing  - see Sep 3 
    20:00 - Jenny Jump St Forest - NJ - Utd A C of NJ mtg - see Sep 3 
    20:00 - New Milford - CT - astronomy lecture  
        McCarthy Obsy, New Miford HS. Indoor lecture, clearsky  
       starviewing. Free. www.mccarthyobservatory.org, 860-354-1595, 
       mccarthyobservatory@gmail.com 
    20:30 - Voorhees St Pk - NJ - NJ Astro Assn lecture - see Sep 3 

Sun 11 Sep 
    14;00 - Vorhees St Pk - NJ - clearsky sunviewing -see Sep 4 
    19:30 - whole City - MH - Tribute in Light memorial 
        World Trade Center. Two parallel blue beams shine dusk to 
        dawn to honor victims of 2001 World Trade Center collapse. 
        Beams approximate floor plan of Twin Towers and can reach 
        tens of kilometers high. Geometry determines height of beam 
        top as observed from all over NYSkies. Details in local news 
        media. www.nyskies.org/articles/pazmino/trib-lt.htm 

Wed 14 Sep 
    20:00 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting 
    20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Sep 7 
    21:00 - Poughkeepsie - NY - clearsky starviewing - see Sep 7 

Thu 15 Sep 
    20:30 - Piscataway - NJ - clearsky starviewng - see Sep 8 

Fri 16 Sep 
    18:30 - McBurney Hall - MH - NYSkies Astronomy Seminar 
        SEMINARS ARE OFFERED AS DOWNLOAD AUDIO-VIDEO FILES AT 
        'www.nyskies.org/av-files/av-files.htm' UNTIL ON-SITE MEETINGS 
         RESUME AFTER THE LOCKDONW ERA. 
        125 W 14 St, 6/7 Av. Discussion of astronomy topics, show & 
        tell, skywatching reports, news of astro activity in NYSkies 
        territory. Free. nyskies@nyskies.org, www.nyskies.org 
    19:30 - Pleasantville - NY - Westchester Amat Astro meeting  
        Pace Univ, Wilcox Hall, Free.    
        www.westchesterastronomers.org, 
        waa-president@westchesterastronomers.org 
    20;00 - Wash'n X'ing - NJ - clearsky starviewing - see Sep 2 

Sat 17 Sep 
    19:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - see Sep 3 
    19:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing  - see Sep 3 
    20:00 - Jenny Jump St Forest - NJ - Utd A C of NJ mtg - see Sep 3 
    20:30 - Voorhees St Pk - NJ - NJ Astro Assn lecture - see Sep 3 
    20:00 - Ward Pound Ridge - NY - clearsky starviewing 
        Westchester Amat Astro. Meadows Picnic Area. Free. Cancelled 
        for clouds. waa-president@westchesterastronomers.org 
        www.westchesterastronomers.org, 

Sun 18 Sep 
    14;00 - Vorhees St Pk - NJ - clearsky sunviewing -see Sep 4 

Tue 20 Sep 
    20:00 - Westport - CT - Westport Astro Soc meeting 
        Rolnick Obsy. Free. www.was-ct.org, 203-227-0925 

Wed 21 Sep 
    19:30 - New Brittain - CT - Astro Soc of Gtr Hartford meeting 
        Central CT St Univ, Copernicus Plm. Free. www.asgh.org, 
        860-872-9069, pparkerrs@cs.com 
    20:00 - Upper Montclair - NJ - No Jersey Astro Gp meeting 
        Montclair St Univ, Richardson Hall, Room 232. Free. 
        njastro.org, 973-655-7266 
    20:00 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see Sep 7 
    20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Sep 7 
    20:30 - Greenwich - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Sep 7 
    21:00 - Poughkeepsie - NY - clearsky starviewing - see Sep 7 

Fri 23 Sep 
    16:00 - Goshen - CT - Connecticut Star Party 
        Thru Sun 25 Sep. Astro Soc of New Haven. Strang Camp. Dark 
        skies, talks, demos, camping, food service, lodging, tourism. 
        $24 + extras. www.asnh.org 
    20;00 - Wash'n X'ing - NJ - clearsky starviewing - see Sep 2 
    20:30 - Lk Taghkanic St Pk - NY - clearsky starviewing 
        Mid-Hudson Astro Assn. West Beach parking lot. Free,  ,        
       cancelled for clouds. Adv regn reqd with vehicle make, 
       model, plate number for park security. `       
        www.mhaa.nidhudsonastro.org 

Sat 24 Sep 
     11:00 - Litchfield - CT - Litchfield Hills A A C lecture 
       White Meml Consrvn Ctr. Free. Indoor lecture, clearsky 
        sunviewing. lhaacsec@gmail.com, lhastro.org 
    17:00 - Hunter College - MH - Ctr for Sci & Soc show          
        North Bldg, Rm 424. 'Diving into math with Emmy Noether', play 
        about several mathematicians. Free, adv regn reqd. 
        212-853-1612, scienceandsociety@columbia.edu, 
        scienceandsociety.columbia.edu 
    19:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing  - see Sep 3 
    19:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - see Sep 3 
    20:00 - Jenny Jump St Forest - NJ - Utd A C of NJ mtg - see Sep 3 
    20:30 - Voorhees St Pk - NJ - NJ Astro Assn lecture - see Sep 3 

Sun 25 sep 
    09:00 - Battery Tnl  to Ground Zero - MH - Tunnel-to-Towers run 
        Tunnel-to-Towers Foundtn. Bklyn portal of Battery tunnel thru 
        Lower Manhattan to Ground Zero. Honoring Steve Siller's r's 
        run to WTC and death in its collapse on 2001 Sep 11. ~10,000 
        first responders retrace Siller's 5km route. View from along 
        route, except inside tunnel. Free. www.t2t.org 
    14;00 - Vorhees St Pk - NJ - clearsky sunviewing -see Sep 4 

Tue 27 Sep 
    14:00 - New York University - MH - astronomy lecture 
        726 Broadway, Rm 940. Various topics in astrophys and 
        relativity. Free. Have GI photo ID for campus security. 
        physics.nyu.edu/events.htm 

Wed 28 Sep 
    20:00 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see Sep 7 
    20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Sep 7 
    21:00 - Poughkeepsie - NY - clearsky starviewing - see Sep 7 

Fri 30 Sep 
    17:00 - Intrepid Museum - MH - Free Friday show 
        Pier 86 and ship. Exhibits, demos, talks. Clearsky movies 
        and starviewing. Free. www.intrepidmuseum.org 

    20;00 - Wash'n X'ing - NJ - clearsky starviewing - see Sep 2 

Events skipped in this month 
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 EVENT MAY RESUME AT A DIFFERNT PLACE AND TIME; INQUIRE AT CONTACT 
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  [AUT] AUTUMN RESUMPTION OF ACTIVITY 
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    10:30 - Piscataway - NJ - astronomy lecture 
        Colloquium series. Rutgers Univ, Busch Campus, Astro & Phys 
        Lecture Hall. Free. www.physics.rutgers.edu/colloquium, 
       732-445-3974 
        regn reqd. climate.columbia.edu/events/lamont-open-house-home. 
    13:30 - Piscataway - NJ - astronomy lecture 
        Seminar series. Rutgers Univ, Serin W330. Free. 732-445-3974, 
        www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/seminar 
    15:30 - Courant Institute - MH - science lecture 
        Ctr for Atmosp & Ocean Studies. Weaver Hall, 251 Mercer 
        St. Various topics in geophysics and earth science. Free. 
        caos.cims.nyu.edu, shafer@cims.nyu.edu 
    15:30 - Greenwich - CT - Astro Soc of Greenwich meeting 
        Greenwich Audubon Ctr. Free with musm adm. 
        rickbria@optonline.net, 203-415-6762, astrogreenwich.org 
    18:00 - Inst Stud Anc World - MH - cultural lecruee 
        15 E 84 St, 5/Madison Av. Various topics on history and 
        culture of ancient societies. Free, adv regn reqd. 
        isaw..nyu.edu, isaw@nyu.edu, 212-992-7800  
     18:15 - Amer Musm Natl Hist - MH - Amat Astro Assn lecture 
         Kaufmann Theater. Free, no musm adm fee. 718-522-5014, 
         president@aaa.org, www.aaa.org 
    18:30 - Hunter College - MH - Amer Instt Archaeolgy lecture 
        Hemmerdinger Screening Room. Various topics on archaeology and 
        anthropology. Free, adv regn reqd. GI photo ID required for 
        campus security. www.aia-nysociety.org, 
        info@aia-nysociety.org  
    19:00 - Hayden Planetarium - MH - 'Frontiers' lecture 
         Kayfnamm Thtr. Enter at 81 St/Cntl Pk W. $15, adv regn reqd. 
         212-769-5100, www.amnh.org/programs     
    19:00 - Hayden Planetarium - MH - 'Astronomy live!' lecture 
       Live narrated planetarium show. Enter at 81 St/Cntl Pk W. 
       $15, adv regn reqd.  212-769-5100, www.amnh.org/programs     
    19:45 - West Reading - CT - cleatsky starviewing 
        New Pond Farm, obseratory. outdoor clearsky  starviewing. $10, 
        adv regn reqd, cancelled for clouds. www.newpondfarm.org, 
    20:00 - Upper Montclair - NJ - clearsky starviewing 
         No Jersey Astro Gp meeting. Montclair St Univ, CELS Hall. 
        Free, adv regn reqd, cancelled for clouds. njastro.org, 9 
    20:00 - Middletown - CT - clearsky starviewing 
        MEETS ONLY DURING CLASSES; INQUIRE AT CONTACT 
        Wesleyan U, Van Vleck Obsy. Free, cancelled for clouds. 
        860-685-3664, www.wesleyan.edu/astro/events 
    20:00 - Bell House - BK - Secret Science Club meeting  
        OCCASIONAL SESSIONS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT 
        149 7 St, 2/3 Av. Lecture and music on various science  
        topics. Free. secretscienceclub.blogspot.com, 718-638-4400, 
    20;00 - York College - QN - astronomy lecture . 
        Core Academic Bdg, Rm AC-2E01. Indoor lecture, clearsky 
        starviewing. Free, adv regn reqd. 718-262-2082,  
        www.york.cuny.edu/centers-institutes/observatory, 
    20:00 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc lecture 
         Union Co Coll, Smith Audm. Indoor talk, clearsky 
       starviewing. Free. www.asterism.org 
     20:00 - Lincroft - NJ - S*T*A*R meeting 
        Brookdale Commty Coll, Mommouth Museum. Free. 
        www.starastronomy.org, s-walters@comcast.net 
    20:00 - Danbury - CT - astronomy lecture 
        Westn Conn St Uv, Obsy/Plm. Indoor planetarium show, 
        clearsky starviewing. Free. www.wcsu.edu/starwatch, 
        203-837-8671, dawsond@wcsu.edu 
      20:00 - Uniondale - LI - clearsky starviewing 
         Hofstra University,Berliner Bdg, Rm 117. Free, 
        adv regn reqd. Cancelled for clouds. 516-463-2759, 
       www.hofstra.edu/Academics, observatory@hofstra.edu 
    20:30 - Coll of Staten Is - SI - clearsky starviewing 
        Astrophys Obsy. Free, cancelled for clouds. 718-982-2818, 
        csivc.csi.cuny.edu/supernove7/files/home.html, 
        robbins@mail.csi.cuny.edu, 

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 [!!!] ENCOMBERED DUE TO LOCKDOWNS; UNCERTAIN RESUMPTION 
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     all day - whole Island - LI - clearsky starviewing  
        VARIOUS PLACES, DATES, HOURS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT  
        Amat Obsrs Soc. Sessions convene in parks usually at dusk. 
        Occasional daytime sunviewing. Free. Cancelled for clouds. 
         www.aosny.org, suerose@optonline.net 
    all day - whole City - MH - clearsky starviewing  
        VARIOUS PLACES, DATES, HOURS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT  
        Jupiter Joe's Sidewalk Astronomy. Sessions convene in parks 
        usually at dusk. Occasional daytime sunviewing. Free. `       
        Cancelled for clouds.  www.jupiterjoesastronomy.org, 
        jupiyerjoesastronomy@gmail.com 
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    10:00 - Princeton - NJ - science tour 
        Plasma Physics Lab. Walk thru history and culture of fproject 
        to capture energy from controled hydrogen fusion. Free, adv 
        regn reqd. Have GI photo ID for campus security. 
        www.pppl.gov/events 
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    11:00 - at home -  NY - Lamont-Doherty Open House 
         Thru Oct 14. At-home interactive visit at geological 
        observatory. No on-site activity, take part via computer. Get 
        tool & specimen kit and computer instructions, Sign up by Oct 
        7 for snail-mailed items to arrive before event. Free,  adv 
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    13;15 - Unionsale - LI - Amat Obsrs Soc meeting 
         Univ, Berliner Hall. free. www.aosny.org, 
        suerose@optonline.net 
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    14:00 - Avenues HQ - MH - New York Map Society lecture 
        11 E 26 St, 17th floor. Various topics about map making, 
        cartography, geography.  Free, adv regn reqd. Have GI photo ID 
        for caampus security. www.newyorkmapsociety.org, 
         mapsocietyny@gmail.com 
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    15:30 - Upton - LI - Summer Sundays science show 
        Brookhaven Natl Lab. Small seminar room. 'What is the Higgs 
        boson hiding?'. Free, have GI photo ID for campussecurity. 
        631- 344-2651, www.bnl.gov/evnts 
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    18:00 - Columbia Climate School - MH - science lecture 
        Columbnia Univ, Lerner Hall, Arledge Audm.. 'Sea level rise: 
        Causes, impacts and options for solutions'. Free, adv regn 
        reqd. climate.columbia.edu 
    18:00 - East Meadow - LI -  Amer Instt Aero & Astro lecture 
        Borlli's Restaurant, 1580 Hempstead Tk. Various topics in 
        aeronautics and astronautics.  'The road to space, the next 
        thousand years'. $40, incl dinner, adv regn reqd. 
         516-458-8593, davidparis@twc.com 
    18:00 - Amagansett - LI - astronomy lecture 
        amptons Obsy. Amagansett Library. Indoor talk, clearsky 
        sunviewing. Free. www.montaukobservatory.com 
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    18:30 - CUNY Graduate Center - MH -'GC presents' lecture 
        365 5 Av & 34 St. 'Climate change:The effects on coastal 
        environments''. Free, adv regn reqd. 212-817-7000, 
         www.gc.cuny.edu/publicprograms 
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    19:00 - New Haven - CT - Astro Soc of New Haven meetinG 
        Yale Univ, Leitner Family Obsy. Indoor talk, clearsky 
        starviewing. Free. www.asnh.org, prez@asnh.org 
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   19:30 - Boonton - NJ - Sheep Hill Astro Assn meeting  
        Boonton Senior Ctr. Free. www.sheephillastro.org, 
        contacts@sheephillastro.org, wwestura@optonline.net 
    19:30 - Princeton - NJ - Amat Astro Assn of Princeton meeting 
       Princeton U, Peyton Hall. Free. www.princetonastronomy.org, 
        609-737-2575, info@princetonastronomy.org 
        Union Co Coll, Sperry Obsy. Indoor talk, clearsky  
        starviewing. Free. www.asterism.org 
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    20:00 - Columbia University -  MH astronomy lecture 
        Pupin Hall, follow signs to room. Insdoor talk, clearsky 
        starviewing. Free. www.astro.columbia.edu/content/outreach, 
          212-854-3278, 212-854-3257 
    20:00 - Inwood Hill Park - MH cleasky starviewing 
        OCCASIONAL EXTRA SESSIONS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT  
        Inwood Astronomy Project. Meet at park entrance, Seaman Av 
        & Isham St. Free. Cancelled for clouds. 917-529-2359 
         www.inwoodastronomy.org, jasonskendall@gmail.com 
    20:00 - Princeton - NJ - clearsky starviewing 
        Princeton Univ, Peyton Hall. Free. Cancelled for clouds 
        www.astro.princeton.edu/observatory/publicobserving.php, 
        jeg@astro.princeton.edu, lee@astro.princeton.edu 
    20:00 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing 
        PLUS OCCASIONAL EXTRA SESSIONS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT  
        Top of the Lawn. North path of Great Lawn. Free. Cancelled for 
        clouds. tags_p@yahoo.com, www.nyskies.org, nyskies@nyskies.org 
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    20:30 - Boonton - NJ - clearsky starviewing 
        Sheep Hill Astro Assn Obsy.Free, adv regn reqd, cancelled for 
`       clouds. www.sheephillastro.org,         
        contacts@sheephillastro.org, wwestura@optonline.net 
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General news
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    By a page composing glitch in NYC Events, Aug 2022, the dates for 
Washington Crossing starvireing were mistaken. The sessions were on 
Fridays, Aug 5, 12, 19, 26. Dates are corrected in the archive 
edition. Some events resuming in autumn are still presenting only 
online events, no in-person ones. I moved these 'AUT' events to the 
'!!!' section. 
    Secret Science Club restored in-person meetings at Bell House, 
Gowanus BK. Its wb mentions a recent meeting but has no word on future 
I moved its entry to 'AUT'.  ones. www.secretscienceclub.org 
    Litchfield Hills AAC's lecture is at 11:00 for sunviewing. There 
is no evening starviewing. See Sep 24. 
    Morris Musm Astro Soc meeting on Sep 10 celebrates club's 50th 
anniversary. web is unclear if it is a regular public event or an in-
house one. Inquire at contact. 

Coronavirusa news
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    On 12 August 2022, was the effective termination of coronavirus in 
America. On this day US CDC dropped almost all virus rules such as 
personal spacing, indoor masks, quarantine, vaccine/test proof. It 
keeps drasticly relaxed rules for schools, vulnerables, residents in 
confined quarters. 
    While there is no longer a overall national virus regimen, 
states, towns, properties may maintain their own rules.  These may 
will vary among locations. They may include procedures for other 
medical hazards such as monkeypox, polio, Lyme's disease.
    You should always have in hand your vaccine papers and face mask. 
Note well that while an event may have no strong constraints, the host 
property may still restrict entry onto its premises. Inquire at the 
event's contact. 

City news
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    Old-Timers baseball game ws played on Jul 30 at Yankee Stadium. 
Many of the the former players were pulled out of ranks for not having 
coronavirus shots! The shortened team paraded on field, coming from 
stadium's memorial park, not dugout. 
    WABC-radio softball team played  against NYPD team at Ferryhaek
ballpark, St George SI, on July 30. Some NYPD players seemed to be 
recruited from team of, erm, Sing Sing state prison! Radio host 
Curtis Sliwa dislocated shoulder in sliding at 2nd base and left game. 
An other radio staffer, taking over  at 2nd base, was hit in face by 
batted line-drive and went off-field. NYPD won the game. 
    A few readers had trouble finding the atom bomb film. It petered 
out in the broadcasts by end July. I give here a link for a YouTube 
copy. I also offer a film about NYC Mayor Adams doing a cooking show 
on aug 5! SEVERE WARNING: Do not drive a vehicle or operate machinery 
 while viewing the films. 
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  The atom bomb film:  
    ww.youtube.com/watch?v=zznmdUJbeU8  

  The cooking show (wait for Adams to begin his segment): 
        www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATXqEEpqitE (audio may ne weak) 
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    NYC Mayor Adams greeted busload of illegal aliens arriving in New 
York on Aug 7 ~07:00 EDST. the Greyhound bus docked at Port of 
Authority depot and 14 new New Yorkers stepped out. Adams was told 
there were 40 on the bus. Bus driver explained that 26 bailed out at 
rest stop in NJ because they feared the crime climate in the City. 
    During coronavirus episode ~16 million taxpayers missed filing 
2019 and 2020 federal returns. They were duly charged fees, 
penalties, interest when the overdue returns were filed, most in 2022.. 
On Aug 24 US IRS ruled that all such payments will be refunded and 
taxpayer records adjusted to remove delinquency status. Readers in 
this situation should get IRS refunds by October. Details at your tax 
advisor. 
    Central Pk carriage horse Ryder collapsed in 45 St & 9 Av, Hell's 
Kitchen MH, on Aug 10 ~17h EDST. He was under lead to stable after 
day's work in Park. Driver whipped horse to make him get up as 
onlookers protested. Ryder eventually got up with NYPD help. Vet exam 
found Ryder was ~26 YO and had nuerological ailment. As at issue date 
Ryder's condition and future were uncertain. 
    The 9/11 Tribute Musuem near World Trade Center closed its doors on 
August 17! It suffered drastic cut in visitors due  to coronavirus 
restrictions and City's  crime climate. The artifacts will transfer to 
the NYS Museum, Albany NY.  Public functions will move to online 
services. 
    In late August 2022 uniformed officers in NYOD fell to 34,000! 
Full strength is ~39,000. Decline, almost all during 2022, comes from 
retirements, resignations, shifting to other police forces. Some 
police units are now so understaffed they are running in idle mode. 
    On Aug 28 NYC Mayor Adams ordered all NYPD 'house mouses' into 
street duty, filling in for officers lost by attrition. He has no 
other program to recruit new police officers. 

Sky news 
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    August 2022 was a lousy month for observing. Most nights were 
cloudy or hazy, some with intermittent rain. Perseids were spoiled by 
large Moon lighting up hazy sky. Possible aurora from recent solar 
storms wee hidden by cloud or haze. Weather generally wa torrid, temps 
on 30C, full humidity, low breezes. 
    Comet 2022-E3 (ZTF) is attracting notice as it brightens  along 
expected lightcurve. It may become a bare-eye target in late 2022. 
Orbit elements here from CBAT: 
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  Epoch 2022 Aug. 9.0 TT = JDT 2459800.5 
  Peri T  2023 Jan. 12.78611 TT                                 
  Pwei AU  1.1122561     
  Arg Peri  145.81440   
 
  Asc Node  302.55394   
  Exc  1.0002828 
  Incl.  109.16862     +0.72479144     -0.47035834 
  From 1491 observations 2021 Oct. 25-2022 July 18, 
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    China's Tiangong space station is much easier to spot with its 
newly added modules. It can be -2 magn at brightest along its pass 
over NYSkies. Get timetable from www.heavens-above.com. On very first 
visit, select town and then bookmark the new address with town within 
it. then after use the bookmark/. 
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