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NYC EVENTS FOR 2024 F`EBRUARY
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 John Pazmino 
  NYSkies Astronomy In+c 
 www.nyskies.org 
 nyskies@nyskies.org 

    The following astronomy activities in the NYSkies region,roughly 
100km radius from Herald Square on Manhattan, are open to the public. 
A few cultural items of interest to astronomers are also included. 

    Altho NYC Events confirms the items, they are subject to change 
after NYC Events is issued. Inquire at the event's contact for 
addiurnate news. Let the contact know that you learned of its event 
thru NYC Events. 
    Frequently asked questions about NYC Events are at 
'www.nyskies.org/nyc-faq.htm'. 
    Only the current issue is in the web. It is replaced by next 
month's issue. You may request previous NYC Events thru 
'nyskies@nyskies.org'. These are archived offline and incorporate 
corrections refered to our attention since their issuance. 
    For events missing NYC Events, check the NYSkies email GROUP at 
'nyskies@groups.io'. When ADVISING about a new event deliberately 
account for the seven W's: What, Where, When, Who, Wht, Why, hoW, Wow. 
    Join the nyskies group by sending an empty, blank, email to 
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ignored. 
     The email addressfrom where you sent the subscribe is the one you 
then after converse with the group. Messages come to you when posted 
in the group. Send messages to the group AT 'nyskies@groups.io'. 

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 contact.  
    'adv regn reqd', for 'advance registration required/requested', 
means that YOU MUST SIGN 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.  Mind well all instructions in he ticket. 
skipping or improperly following them may complicate your admision. 
    Admission prices are the 'rack rate'. You could qualify for 
discounts, as may be offered by the event. Besides the admission price 
there may be collateral or optional 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 given for each Saturday  
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      Sun   Mon   Tue   Wed  Thu   Fri   Sat   sunset 
      ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---  ------
      -28  -29    -30   -31    1    (2..   3   17;16
        4      5     6    7    8    .9.   10   17:24
       11     12    13   14   15   .16#)  17   17:31
       18     19    20   21   22    23   (24)  17:41
       25     26    27   28   29    +1#   +2   17;49
    ------------------------------------------------------------------
All hours are Eastern Standard Time (UT - 5h) 

Index  of Events 
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 * = NASA-JPL Night Sky Network affiliate  
 date = in-person event in 'list of events' /ection 
 ' 0 ' = in-person event in 'ongoing and continuing events' section 
 'AUT'= event in 'skipped, autumn resumption' section 
 'SPR' = event in 'skipped, spring resumption' secrion 
 '???' = event in 'skipped, uncertain resumption' section, 
 '!!!' = event in 'skipped, due ro variousencumberances 
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    BROOKLYN - BK 
  Secret Science Club - - -  8 


    CONNECTICUT - CT 
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 *Astro Soc of Gtr Hartford  32
  Astro Sco of Greenwich              !!! 
   *Astro Soc of New Haven  !!! 
  Boothe Memorial Astro Soc  2, 19
 *Bowman Observatory - -- -  7, 21
  Litchfield Hills AAC mtg               ??? 
 Litchfield Hills AAc lect SPR 
  *McCarthy Observatory  - 10
  New Pond Farm -  - - - -    17
  Stamford Museum   - - - - -  2, 9, 16, 23
   Van Vleck Obsy (ASGH)   - SPR 
  Van Vleck Obsy (WU)  - ---  7, 14, 21, 28
  Westport Astro Soc mtg  -  20           16 
  Westport Astro Soc starvg   7, 14, 21, 28
  ---------------------------- 
  Westn Connecticut St Uv - - www.wcsu.edu/starwatch, 203-837-8671,
         dawsond@wcsu.edu, 

     LONG ISLAND - LI 
  --------------------
 *Amateur Observers Soc - -   4 
 *Amat Obsrs Soc starvwing   0
  Astro Soc of Long Island   7, 14, 21, 28      
  Custer Institute - - - - - 3, 10, 17, 24
  Hmaptons Observatory - - -!!! 
  Hofstra Univ Obsy - - - - SPR 
  SUNY Stony Brook Astro  - SPR
 *Susan Rose Observatory  -  3, 10, 17, 24
  -----------------------------
  Amer Instt Aeron & astron - 516-458-8593, davidparis@twc.com 


     MANHATTAN - MH 
  ----------------
 *Amat Astro Assn starvwg  -  0 
 *Amat Astro Assn lecture -- !!! 
  Amer Instt Archaeology  -  !!! 
  Ctr for Atmos & Ocean Sci  SPR
   Ctr for Sci & Soc - -  -   0
  Central Pk (Great Lawn) - !!! 
  Columbia Univ Astro - - - SPR
  CUNY Graduate Center  - - 14 
  Globe at Night  - - - - -  1-9
  Govvernors Island  - - --  0 
  Hayden Plm 'Frontiers' -- SPR
  Hayden Plm 'Live!' -  - - 20
  Instt Stud Ancnt World  - 21, 22, 24
  Intrepid Museum  - - - -- SPR 
  Natl Musm of Mathematics   14
  NYC-H2O  - - - - - - - -   0 
  New York Map Society  - - !!! 
 NYU Astrop & Relatvty  - - 27
 *NYSkies Astronomy Seminar  2, 16 (digital sessions) 
  Presidents Day  - - - - - 19
  SciCafe'  - - - - - - - -  7 
  Simons Foundation - - - - SPR 
 *Top of the Laawn  - - - - !!! 
  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  
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  Bear Mountain - - - - - - SPR
  Lamont-Doherty Obsy  -  - !!! 
  Mid-Hudson Astro Assn - -  9
  Rockland Astronomy Club  -SPR
  Vassar Collee Obsy  - - -  7, 14, 21, 28
  Ward Pound Ridge  - - - - SPR
 Westchester AmatAstro  -    9  
                             
    NEW JERSEY - NJ  
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  A A A of Princeton  - -   13
  *Amat Astro Inc meeting -  2
  Amat Astro Inc lecture  - 16  
  Astro Soc of Toms Rv Area  9 
  Morris Musm Astro Soc - - SPR
  NJ Astro Assn starviewing SPR 
  NJ Astro Assn sunviewing  SPR 
   NW Jersey Amat Astro  - -SPR
  No Jersey Astro Gp mtg -- 13
  No Jersey Astro Gp starvw S PR       
  Peyton Observatory  - - - 27
  Plasma Physics Lab  - - - SPR
 utgers Univ Astro Collqm - !!! 
  Rutgers Univ Astro Semnr  !!!
  *S*T*A*R -- - - - - - - - !!! 
  Schommer Observatory - -   8, 15, 22
  *Utd Astro Clubs of NJ  - SPR 
   Washington Xing St Pk  - SPR 
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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 
  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 
   Sheep Hill Astro Assn -  www.sheephillastro.org, 
        contacts@sheephillastro.org, wwestura@optonline.net c 

    QUEENS - QN  
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  York College ObserVatory - - SPR                13

    REST OF WORLD 
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    STATEN ISLAND - SI 
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    THE BRONX - BX 
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onGOING 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 
        is free but ferry fare is $3 RT. Adv regn reqd, no at-door 
       tkts. www.nps.gov/gois, www.govisland.com 
    allday - 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 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 - Columbia Univ - MH - Ctr for Sci and Soc lecture           
        VARIOUS LOCATIONS, DATES, TIMES; INQUIRE AT CONTACT
        Fayerweather Hall, Rm 513. 'Exploring Mars with Perserverance 
        and ingenuity''.Free, adv regn reqd.   212-853-1612, 
        scienceandsociety@columbia.edu, 
    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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 # By  January 2023 sessentially all restrictions due to the vius # 
 # are removed by public authorities in NYSkies. There is no more # 
 # threat of penalty for violating the forer rules. There still   # 
 # be individual properties that continue cornovirus tules for    # 
 # their visitors and guests. Please have with you your vax card  # 
  # and faace mask to avoid unpleasant encounters at entry.  Aomw  # 
 # properties have limited vistor presence, timed entry, shorter  # 
 # open hours, advnace registration. Ask at the event contact for # 
 # particulars. Some properties no longer allow outside orgs to   # 
 # avail of their facilities.                                     # 
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Thu  1 Feb
    18:30 - whole CIty - MH - Globe at Night 
        Thru Feb 9. NYSkies runs its Globe at Night exercise this 
        season while Orion is in sky at nighfall. Same method and 
        procedure as for prior years for documenting sky transparency 
        over City. Dates this year ar: 
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        2023 Nov 3-12 
        2023 Dec 3-12
        2024 Jan 2-11
        2024 Jan 31-Feb 9
        2024 Mar 1-10
        2024 Mar 31-Apr 9
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        Details at ''www.nyskies.org/gannyc.htm' 

Fti  2 Feb
    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 
    20:00 - Srattford - CT  - Bootge Meml Astro Soc mtg 
        Boothe Memorial P, Museum. Free. 203-375-9675, 
        www.facebook.com/Boothe-Memorial-Astronomical-Society, 
        friendsofboothepk@gmail.com, www.bothememorialpark.org 
    20:00 - Stamford - CT - astronomy lecture   
        MEETS ON CERTAIN FRIDAYS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT 
        Stamford Muum & Natr Ctr. Live planetarium show and talk. $14 
        musm adm.  Obsy itself is closed. www.stamfordmuseum.org, 
        203.977.652, 
    20:30 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc lec meeting 
       Union Commty Coll, Sperry Obsy. Free. indoor talk, clearsky0 
       starvireing.www.asterism.org 

Sat  3 Feb
    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 
    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

Sun  4 Feb
    13:30 - Uniondale - LI - Amat Obsrs Soc meeting 
         Hofstra University,Berliner Hall, Rm 117. Free, 
        www.aosny.org, suerose@optonline.net 

Wed  7 Feb
    19:00 - Greenwich - CT - clearsky starviewing 
        Astro Soc of Greenwich. Curtis Elem Schl, .a Obsy. Free. 
        Cancelled for clouds. greenwichstars@gmail.com, 
    19:00 - Amer Musm Natl Hist - MH - SciCafe' social 
        Enter at 77 St, follow ushers to event hall. Discuss various 
        science topics with Musm sceintists. Re reshments and drinks. 
        Free, adn regn reqd. For 21+ YO. Have fedl/state photo ID.  
        212-769-5100, www.amnh.org/programs     
    20:00 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting 
        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 
    20:00 - Middeltown - CT - cleasky 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 
    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 Feb
    19:30 - Bell House - BK - Secret Science Club meeting  38
        MEETS AT 'DISCOVERY TANK', PIER 57, MANHATTAN
       149  7 St, 2/3 Av. (Gowanys Hills) Lecture and music on various 
        science topics. Free, adv regn reqd.
          secretscienceclub.blogspot.com, 
         secretscienceclub@gmail.com 
        scienceandsociety.columbia.edu 
    20:30 - Piscataway - NJ - clearksy starviewing 
        Rutgers UnivSchommer Obsy. Free. Cancelled for clouds.  
        732-205-0020, www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/ast-serin.html  

Fri  9 Feb
    17:00 - Lk Taghkanic St Pk - NY - clearsky starviewing 
        Mid-Hudson Astro Assn. West Beach parking lot. Free,  ,        
       cancelled for clouds. Free, adv regn reqd with vehicle make, //       
       model, plate number for park  security.       
       www.mhaa.nidhudsonastro.org  
    19:00 - Toms River - NJ - Astro Soc of Toms Rv Area meeting 
       Ocean Cnty Coll, Novins Planetarium. Free. 
       www.astra-nj.com, 732-255-0343, webmaster@astra-nj.org 
    19:30 - Pleasantville - NY - Westchester Amat Astro meeting  
        Pace Univ, Wilcox Hall, Free.    
        www.westchesterastronomers.org, 
        waa-president@westchesterastronomers.org 
    20:00 - Stamford - CT - astronomy lecture - see Feb 2

Sat 10 Feb
    19:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - see Feb 3
    19:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing - see Feb 3
    20:00 - New Milford - CT - astronomy lecture
        NcCarthy Obsy, New Milford HS. indoor lecture, clearsky
        starviewing. Free. www.mccarthyobservatory.org, 860-354-1595, 
        mccarthyobservatory@gmail.com 

Tue 13 Feb
    19:30 - Princeton - NJ - Amat Astro Assn of Princeton meeting 
        Princeton U, Peyton Hall. Free. www.princetonastronomy.org, 
        609-737-2575, info@princetonastronomy.org 
    20:30 - Upper Montclair - NJ - No Jersey Astro Gp meeting 
         Montclair St Univ, Ctr Enviro & Life Sci. Free. 
        njastro.org, 732-255-0343 

Wed 14 Feb
    16:00 - Natl Musm of Mathematics - MH - scienceshow 
        Also 19:00. 'Mathematical Encounters'. Free, adv regn 
       reqd. www.momath.org, 212-542-0566,info@momath.org
    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 
    20:00 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see Feb 7
    20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Feb 7
    20:00 - Middeltown - CT - cleasky starviewing - see Feb 7
    21:00 - Poughkeepsie - NY - clearsky starviewing - see Feb 7

Tnu 15 Feb
    20:30 - Piscataway - NJ - clearksy starviewing - see Feb 8

Fri 16 Feb
    18:00 - 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 
    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 r    
    20:00 - Srattford - CT  - Bootge Meml Astro Soc mtg - see Feb 2
    20:00 - Stamford - CT - astronomy lecture - see Feb 2
     20:30 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc lec lecture 
        Union Commty Coll, Smith Audm. Free. indoor talk, clearsky 
        starvireing.www.asterism.org 

Sat 17 Feb
    19:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - see Feb 3
    19:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing - see Feb 3
    19:00 - West Reading - CT - cleatsky starviewing 
        New Pond Farm, obseratory. outdoor clearsky  starviewing. $10, 
        adv regn reqd, cancelled for clouds. www.newpondfarm.org, 

Mon 19 Feb
    all day - whole City - MH - Presidents Day
        Please check with event contact for session falling on this 
        day by rule or outdated schedule 

Tue 20 Feb
    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     
    20:00 - Westport - CT - Westport Astro soc meeting- see Oct 1 
        Rolnick Obsy.  Free. www.was-ct.org, 203-227-0925 

Wed 21 Feb
    13:00 - 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. 
      19:00 - Greenwich - CT - clearsky starviewing - Feb 7
    19:30 - Rocky Hill - CT - Astro Soc of Gtr Hartford meeting 
        Rocky Hill Commty Ctr, Rn 1C,761 Old Main St. Free asgh.org 
    20:00 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see Feb 7
    20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Feb 7
    20:00 - Middeltown - CT - cleasky starviewing - see Feb 7
    21:00 - Poughkeepsie - NY - clearsky starviewing - see Feb 7

Thu 22 Feb
    73:30 - Inst Stud Anc World - MH - cultural lecruee - see Feb 21
        MEETS AT 17:30, NOT 13:00
    20:30 - Piscataway - NJ - clearksy starviewing - see Feb 8


Fri 23 Feb
    20:00 - Stamford - CT - astronomy lecture - see Feb 2

Sat 24 Feb
    19:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - see Feb 3
    19:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing - see Feb 3

Tue 27 Feb
    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. 
    19:30 - 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 

Wed 28 Feb
    17:30 - Inst Stud Anc World - MH - cultural lecruee - see Feb 21
        MEETS AT 17:30, NOT 13:00
    20:00 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see Feb 7
    20:00 - Middeltown - CT - cleasky starviewing - see Feb 7
    20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Feb 7
    21:00 - Poughkeepsie - NY - clearsky starviewing - see Feb 7

EVENTS SKIPPED IN THIS MONTH 
    EVENT MAY RvESUME AT DIFFERNT PLACE AND TIME
    INQUIRE AT EVENT CONTACT 
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  [SPR] SPRING RESUMPTION OF ACTIVITY 
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    10:00 - Princeton - NJ - science lecture
        Plasma Physics Lab. Various topics related to PPPL work. 
          Free,. Have state/fedl photo ID for campus security. 
        www.pppl.gov/events/science-saturday
    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 
    14;00 - Vorhees St Pk - NJ - clearsky sunviewing 
        physics.nyu.edu/events.htm 
        Robinson Obsy. clearsky sunrviewining. 
        Free.  www.njaa.org, 908-368-8500 
    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 
          isaw.nyu.edu, isaw@nyu.edu, 212-992-7800 
    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 
    17:00 - Intrepid Museum - MH - Free Friday show 
        Pier 86 and ship. Exhibits, demos, talks. Clearsky movies 
        and starviewing. Free. www.intrepidmuseum.org 
    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 
      19:00 - Hayden Planetarium - MH - 'Frontiers' lecture 
        Enter at 81 St/Cntl Pk W, then follow usher. 
        $15, adv regn reqd. 212-769-5100, www.amnh.org/programs     
    19:00 - Uniondale - LI - clear starviewing 
         Hofstra University,Berliner Hall, Rm 117. Free, 
        adv regn reqd. Cancelled for clouds. 516-463-2759, 
        www.hofstra.edu/starsonsunday, observatory@hofstra.edu 
    19:00 - Litchfield - CT - Litchfield Hills A AC lecture 
       White Memorial. Inddor talk, clearsky starviewing. Free. 
     19;330 - 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, 
    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 - Blairstown - NJ - NW Jersey Astronomers meeting 
        Alan Observatory. Indoor talk, clearsky starviewing. 
        Free. www.nwjaa.org, info@nwjza.org 
        lhaacsec@gmail.com, lhastro.org, 
    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, 
    20:00 - Suffern - NY - Rockland Astro club lecture
        Rockland Commty College. Free. WWW.rocklandastronomy.com
    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 
    20:00 - Middletown - CT -cl- learsky starviewing 
        Astro Soc of Gtr Hartford, Wesleyan U, Van Vleck Obsy. Free. 
        cancelled for clouds. asgh.org, 860-872-9069, 
        pparkerrs@cs.com 
    20:00 - Jenny Jump St Forest - NJ - Utd A C of NJ mtg 
        UACNJ Obsy. Indoor talk, clearsky starviewing. Free. 
        www.aosny.org, suerose@optonline.net- see Jul 1 
    20:30 - Upper Montclair - NJ - clearsky starviewing 
         No Jersey Astro Gp. Montclair St Univ, Ctr Enviro & Life Sci. 
        Free, cancelled for clouds    njastro.org, 732-255-0343 
     20;30 - Voorhees St Pk - NJ - NJ Astro Assn lecture 
       Robinson Obsy. Indoor talk, clearsky starviewining. Free. 
        www.njaa.org, 908-368-8500 

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 ;???] UNCERTAIN DATE OR NO EVENT OF INTEREST 
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    19:30 - Torrington - CT - Litchfield Hills A A C meeting 
       Five Points Arts Cttr. Free.lhaacsec@gmail.com, lhastro.org 
    20;00 - Wash'n X'ing - NJ - clearsky starviewing - see Oct 6 

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 [!!!] UNCERTAIN RESUMPTION DIE TO VARIOUS EMCUMBRANCES 
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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 
    13:30 - Piscataway - NJ - astronomy lecture 
        Seminar series. Rutgers Univ, Serin W330. Free. 732-445-3974, 
        www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/seminar 
    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 
    15:30 - Greenwich - CT - Astro Soc of Greenwich meeting 
        Greenwich Audubon Ctr. Free with musm adm. 
        greenwichtars@gmail.com, astrogreenwich.org 
    18:00 - Amagansett - LI - astronomy lecture 
        Hamptons Obsy. Amagansett Library. Indoor talk, clearsky 
        sunviewing. Free. www.montaukobservatory.com 
    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 
    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 
     20:00 - Lincroft - NJ - S*T*A*R meeting 
        Brookdale Commty Coll, Mommouth Museum. Free. 
        www.starastronomy.org, s-walters@comcast.net 
    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 


GENERAL NEWS
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    I rolled up the 2022 AV files for our Seminars to an archive page 
in our web. It's linked on the main AV-files page, which now will hold 
2023-2024 Seminars. This arrangement helps keep the list of links to a 
reasonable length.                                                 
    Ctr for Sci & Soc opened its spring season with lots of events, 
too many to list separately. I moved entry to the '0' section with 
note that events are at var\k\nyclist.txt\k\nyclist.txt
ous dates and times. 
    Many events are returning from winter recess. Some may resume at a 
different hour or location.

CITY NEWS 
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CITY NEWS 

    Two NYPD officers were beaten up on Jan 27  eve Times Sq by group 
of illegals. Cops near new Amsterdam Theater were dispersing the 
unruly group when at least 6 in group jumped and beat down two cops. 
scene was filmed, no audio. Backup police caught several attackers, 
eho later were let go with disappearance tickets. NYPD has dragnet for 
rest of group. 4 may have escaped from City. 
    Illegals arriving in NJ for train rides into NYC by mid January 
2024 swamped NJTransit . Overflow arrivals at Secaucus station are 
camped in sports stadia elsewhere in state until rail traffic thins 
out. Illegals are brought back to Secacus to finish their ride to NYC. 
NJT police escort them on trains and by foot to City's processing 
center 
    Uptown #1 train bumped into out-of-service train at 96 St/Broadway 
on Jan 4 ~15h EST.  first car derailed, ~25 riders took minor 
injuries. The OOS train apparently started to leave station when it 
suddenly stopped short Other train, moving slowly=, rear-ended it.  
Services was curtailed until Jan 6. 
    On Jan 9 NYC Mayor Adams evacuated 2,000 illegals from their tents 
in Floyd Bennett Fld, BK, ahead of severe nor'easter on way to City. 
He captured Madison HS, BK,s ending students. faculty, staff hoe until 
further notice.
     By late Jan 2024 150,000 illegals entered NYC, since Sep 2022. Of 
these ~2,000 applied for asylum, ~2,000 applied for work permits, 
~1,000 took NYC's free air ticket to other towns. 
    First substantial snow  of 2023-24 winter in NYSkies fell on Jan 6 
eve thru 7th sunrise. Catskills & NW NJ got 20-25cm snow. Hudson Vy, N 
NJ, shallow snow or snow-rain mix. Westchester & W CT got wet snow & 
rain. NYC, C NJ, LI got rain. NW & N NJ endured river flooding for 
many days after storm. All sectors suffered damage from strong winds. 
    A secret tunnel was found under Charbad-Libavich synagog, Crown 
Hts BK, on Jan 8. It connects synagog to two adjacent buildings. 
Tunnel was hand-excavated, with weak shoring. It cut thru perimeter 
walls of other structures, moving them to vacate.  Tunnel is is ~18m 
long, ~2-1/2m square section, with access along the length. 
    NYC  Dept of Sanitation reminds that material in the compost bin 
must be bagged. Please do not dump material into the unprotected bin 
because it is messy to empty and residue will ruin your home's 
comfort. DoS can simply lift out the bag of ocmpostiles, leaving a 
clean bin to bring back indoors. 
    NYS MTA in Jan 9 firmed up plans for nrew lighy-rail route in BK-
!N. The 22km route will run in or overLIRR and CSX cargo rail line 
with stations at each crossing of other subways, plus several extras. 
Trains will be light-rail, like those in NJ.Hope is to have first 
segment running by 2029 229. 
    First ground cover of snow in NYC for winter 223-24 on Jan 15-16. 
35mm recorded in Central Pk by sun-up. Snow during 16th added ~15mm. "   
by sun-down most snow wasmelting. 
     Amer Musm Natl Hist on Jan 26 shut down permanently its exhibits 
about Native Americans! Their galleries are empty to the outer walls. 
Musm is returning all artifacts to their tribes. Action complies with 
new federal rules that artifacts must come with tribal consent.
     On Jan 27 Curtis Sliwa, WABC AM770, detailed threat from incoming 
solar storm to hit Earth on 29th. It may interfere with radio 
broadcasts, GPS, navigation/aviation, satellite ops. ^c.  

SKY NEWS 
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    January 2024 was a lousy observing month. Almost all nights were 
cloudy or rainy. A couple let down snow. No aurora were visible, if 
they occurred from recent geomag disturbances, being hidden by clouds. 
The third GaN round for NYSkies ws almost wholly zeroed out. 
    January 2024 continued the onslaught of geomag storms from the 
Sun. Several, various strengths, hit Earth due to extra high solar 
activity. hose over NYSkies caused telcoms and radio interference and 
misoperation of digital systems. 
    Perihelion Day was early this year on Jan 2, I got a few homemade 
parihelion 'cards', digital pictures in email. It seems that if the 
card has to be made by computer software, it's just easier to go and 
send it via email in the stead of printing and snail-mailing ut.  
    Globe at Night round in January was almost completely cloud/rain 
with no open sky visible. In N NJ and Carskills observers were 
interrrupted by storms and floods./ Some readers are discouraged from 
GaN with the first three rounds almost completely clouded out. They 
didn't do 'good' ;assessments  In fact the 'none' or 'clouds' record 
IS a valid and valuable statement of sky conditions. By inducing 
direct eye contact with the sky for 9-10 days of each month, GaN 
builds up an observation record for your location., freeing you from 
stale memory and anecdotal claims. 
    Globe at night for the fourth round began on Jan 31 and runs thru 
Feb 9. I missed the overlap in Jan 2024 NYC Events. As luck fell the 
31st was fully clouded over. 

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