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NYC Events

  John Pazmino 
 NYSkies Astronomy In+c 

    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. 
    Frequently asked questions and explanation of NYC Events is at 
    You may ask for previous NYC Events thru 'nyskies@nyskies.org' 
because only the current issue is in the website. It is replaced by 
next month's issue. 
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General notes 
    '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  
  Plain dates are in current month; 
  -, previous month; +, next month. 
  #, NYSkies Astronomy Seminar, digital sessions at 
  Moon phase: .NM., .FQ), (FM), (LQ.  
  Sunset is noted for each Saturday  
        All hours are Eastern Daylight Savings Time 
 (UT - 4h). 
      Sun   Mon   Tue   Wed   Thu   fri   Sat   sunset 
      ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ------
      -31     1     2     3     4    .5#)   6  20:06 
        7     8     9    10   (11)   12    13  19:57 
       14    15    16    17   (18.   19#   20  19:47 
       21    22    23    24    25    26   .27. 19:36 
       28    29    30    31    +1    +2#  .+3) 19:25 

Index  of Events 
 * = 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 
 ------- -----------------------------------------------
  Secret Science Club - - - !!! 

 *A S of Gtr Hartford   - - AUT 
  Astro Sco of Greenwich  - AUT 
 *Astro Soc of New Haven  - !!! 
  Bowman Observatory -  - -  3, 17 
  Litchfield Hills AAC mtg  !!! 
  Litchfield Hills AAC lect 26 
 *McCarthy Observatory  - - 13 
  New Pond Farm  - - - - -  AUT +  Van Vleck Obsy (ASGH)  - AUT 
  Van Vleck Obsy (WU)  - -  AUT 
  Western Conn St Uv  - - - AUT 
  Westport Astro Soc mtg  - 16 
  Westport Astro Soc starvg  43, 10, 17, 24, 31 20, 27 
  Boothe Meml Astro Soc - 203-377-9933, 
    ww w.facebook.com/Boothe-Memorial-Astronomical-Society 

 *Amateur Observers Soc - - !!! 
 *Amat Obsrs Soc starviewing!!! 
  Amer Instt Aero & Astro -T!!! 
  Astro Soc of Long Island   3, 10, 17, 24, 31 
  Brookhaven National Lab - !!! 
  Custer Institute  - - -    6, 13, 20, 27 
  Hmaptons Observatory  - - !!! 
  Hoftra univ Obsy  - - - - AUT 
  SUNY Stony Brook - -  - - AUT 
 *Susan Rose Observatory  -  6, 13, 20, 27 

  all-hours speed vameras -  1 
 *Amat Astro Assn starvwg -  0 
 *Amat Astro Assn lecture - AUT 
  Amer Instt Archaeology  - AUT 
 Ctr for Atmosp & Ocean Sci AUT 
  Ctr for Science & Society AUT 
  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  - - - -- 26 
 *Inwood Astronomy Project  !!! 
  Jupiter Joe's Astronomy - !!! 
  Natl Musm of Mathematics  10 
  NYC-H2O  - - - - - - - -   0 
  New York Map Society  - - AUT 
  NYU Astrop & Relatvty - - AUT 
 *NYSkies Astronomy Seminar  5, 19 (digital Seminars) 
  Simons Foundation - - - - AUT 
  Summer Streets  - - - - -  6, 13, 20 
 *Top of the Laawn  - - - - !!! 
  Urban Park Rangers  - - -  0 
 Ctr for Space Sci Edu - - info@nyccsse.reading org, www.+nyccsse.org,  
  Lamont-Doherty Obsy   - - AUT 
  Mid-Hudson Astro Assn - -  26 
  Vassar Collee Obsy  - - - AUT 
  Ward Pound Ridge  - - - - 20 
  Westchester Amat Astro  - AUT 

  A A A of Princeton  - - - !!! 
 *Amat Astro Inc meeting  - !!! 
 *Amat Astro Inc lecture  - AUT 
  A S of Toms Rv Area - - - AUT 
  Morris Musm Astro Soc - - AUT 
  NJ Astro Assn starviewing  6, 46, 50, 57 
  NJ Astro Assn sunviewing   7, 14, 21, 28 
  No Jersey Astro Gp mtg  - !!! 
  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  - - 11, 25 
 *Sheep Hill Astro Assn - - !!! 
 *Sheep Hill Observatory  - !!!  
 road traffic crackdown - -  1 
 *Utd Astro Clubs of NJ - -  6, 13, 20, 277 
  Washington Xing St Pk - -           1, 8, 15, 22, 29 
  Dark Sky Observers - www.users.nac.net/gburke/club  
  Montclair Telescope Club - 973-948-5284,,    
  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 

  Coll of SI Obsy - - - - - AUT 



going and continuing events 
    all day - Governors Island - MH - cultural shows 
        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 
        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 
        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, 
    all day - whole City - MH - clearsky starviewing  
        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 
 # Events with dates are on-site events, with revised lockdown   # 
 # restrictions for attendees. Have in hand your facial mask and # 
 # follow all procedures at the event. Inquire at each event's   # 
 # contact for specific instructions. Mind well that local lock- # 
 # down authorities may intervene on site against violators.     # 

Mon  1 Aug 
    00:00 - whole City - MH - all-hours speed cameras 
        City's ~2,000 cameras to trap speed driving begin full-time 
        all-hours operation. Until now they ran only weekdays 06h-22h. 
        Cameras may be moved about to new locations. New camera models 
        do not emit detectable signal. 
    00:00 - whole state - NJ - road traffic crackdown 
        On I-# roads and Garden St Py NJ police begin crackdown on 
        traffic violations, some with higher penalty and more 
        points against licence. Police must meet assigned quota for 
        assorted violations. 

Wed  3 Aug 
    20:00 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting 
        Vanderbilt Plm. Free. asliastronomy@yahoo.com, 
    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. 

Fri  5 Aug 
    18:30 - McBurney House - MH - NYSkies Astronomy Seminar 
        'www.nyskies.org/av-files/av-files.htm' UNTIL ON-SITE MEETINGS 
        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 

Sat  6 Aug 
    07:00 - Bklyn Bg to Upr E Side - MH - Summer Streets 
        Streets closed from motor traffic 07h-13h for promenade from 
        Bklyn Bg to E Harlem. Only human-powered vehicles allowed. 
        Street shows, viewing sites, music, performers. Walk thru Park 
        Av tunnel under Murray Hill. Free. 
  Summer Streets route                                        
     |<--Lafayette St/4 Av/Park Av S-->|<--Park Av--------->| 110 St 
     Foley Sq              Union Sq      GCT Viaduct    | 
  Bk Bg           Cooper Sq          Park Av Tnl            E Harlem 
    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 

Sun  7 Aug 
    14;00 - Vorhees St Pk - NJ - clearsky sunviewing        
        Robinson Obsy. clearsky sunrviewining. 
        Free.  www.njaa.org, 908-368-8500 

Wed 10 Aug 
    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 
    20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Aug 3 
    20:00 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see Aug 3 

Thu 11 Aug 
    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  

Sat 13 Aug 
    07:00 - Bklyn Bg to Upr E Side - MH - Summer Streets -see Aug 6 
    19:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing  - see ug 6 
    19:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - see Aug 6 
    20:00 - Jenny Jump St Forest - NJ - Utd A C of NJ mtg - see Aug 6 
    20:00 - New Milford - CT - astronomy lecture  
        McCarthy Obsy, New Miford HS. Indoor lecture, clearsky  
       starviewing. Free. www.mccarthyobservatory.org, 860-354-1595, 
    20:30 - Voorhees St Pk - NJ - NJ Astro Assn lecture - see Aug 6 

Sun 14 Aug 
    14;00 - Vorhees St Pk - NJ - clearsky sunviewing - See Aug 7 

Tue 16 Aug 
    20:00 - Westport - CT - Westport Astro Soc meeting 
        Rolnick Obsy. Free. www.was-ct.org, 203-227-0925 

Wed 17 Aug 
    20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Aug 3 
    20:00 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see Aug 3 
    20:30 - Greenwich - CT - clearsky starviewing see Aug 3 

Fri 19 aug 
    18:30 - McBurney House - MH - NYSkies Astronomy Seminar - see Aug 

Sat 20 Aug 
    07:00 - Bklyn Bg to Upr E Side - MH - Summer Streets -see Aug 6 
    19:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing  - see ug 6 
    19:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - see Aug 6 
    20:00 - Jenny Jump St Forest - NJ - Utd A C of NJ mtg - see Aug 6 
    20:30 - Voorhees St Pk - NJ - NJ Astro Assn lecture - see Aug 6 
    20:00 - Ward Pound Ridge - NY - clearsky starviewing 
        Westchester Amat Astro. Meadows Picnic Area. Free. Cancelled 
        for clouds. waa-president@westchesterastronomers.org 

Sun 21 Aug 
    14;00 - Vorhees St Pk - NJ - clearsky sunviewing - See Aug 7 

Wed 24 Aug 
    20:00 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see Aug 3 
    20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Aug 3 

Thu 25 Aug 
    20:30 - Piscataway - NJ - clearsky starviewng - see Aug 11 

Fri 26 Aug 
    17:00 - Intrepid Museum - MH - Free Friday show 
        Pier 86 and ship. Exhibits, demos, talks. Clearsky movies 
        and starviewing. Free. www.intrepidmuseum.org 
     19:30 - 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. `       
    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, 
     20:00 - Litchfield - CT - Litchfield Hills A A C lecture 
       White Meml Consrvn Ctr. Free. Indoor lecture, clearsky 
        starviewing. lhaacsec@gmail.com, lhastro.org 

Sat 27 Aug 
     19:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing  - see ug 6 
     19:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - see Aug 6 
     20:00 - Jenny Jump St Forest - NJ - Utd A C of NJ mtg - see Aug 6 
     20:30 - Voorhees St Pk - NJ - NJ Astro Assn lecture - see Aug 6 

Sun 28 Aug 
    14;00 - Vorhees St Pk - NJ - clearsky sunviewing - See Aug 7 
 Events skipped this month 

Wed 31 Aug 
    20:00 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see Aug 3  
    20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Aug 3 
    10:30 - Piscataway - NJ - astronomy lecture 
        Colloquium series. Rutgers Univ, Busch Campus, Astro & Phys 
        Lecture Hall. Free. www.physics.rutgers.edu/colloquium, 
    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 
        regn reqd. climate.columbia.edu/events/lamont-open-house-home. 
    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 
    13:30 - Piscataway - NJ - astronomy lecture 
        Seminar series. Rutgers Univ, Serin W330. Free. 732-445-3974, 
      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. 
    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, 
    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 
    17:00 - Simons Foundation - MH - scinece lecture 
       160 5 Av & 21 St. 'What is a proxy and why is it a problem?' 
        Free, adv regn reqd. 646-654-0066, 
    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  
    18:00 - Columbia University- MH - Ctr for Sci and Soc lecture 
        Fauerweather Hsll, Rm 513. 'The triumph of scientific 
        imagination, 1760-1900'. Free, 
        adv regn reqd. 212-854-7211, scienceandsociety.columbia.edu     
     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, 
    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 - 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 
    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     
    19:30 - Pleasantville - NY - Westchester Amat Astro meeting  
        Pace Univ, Wilcox Hall, Free.    
    19:30 - Stony Brook - LI - astronomy lecture                     
        SUNY Stony Brook, Earth &amp; Spc Sci Hall. Indoor lecture, 
        clearsky starviewing. Free. www.ess.sunysb.edu/astro, 
        631-632-8100, slutterbie@notes.cc.sunysb.edu 
    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 
        Astro Soc of Gtr Hartford, Wesleyan U, Van Vleck Obsy. Free. 
        cancelled for clouds. www.asgh.org, 860-872-9069, 
    20:00 - Middletown - CT - clearsky starviewing 
        Wesleyan U, Van Vleck Obsy. Free, cancelled for clouds. 
        860-685-3664, www.wesleyan.edu/astro/events 
    20;00 - York College - QN - astronomy lecture . 
        Core Academic Bdg, Rm AC-2E01. Indoor lecture, clearsky 
        starviewing. Free, adv regn reqd. 718-262-2082,  
    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 York College - QN 
    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 
    21:00 - Poughkeepsie - NY - clearsky starviewing 
        Vassar College, Observatory. Free. Cancelled for clouds. 
    20:30 - Coll of Staten Is - SI - clearsky starviewing 
        Astrophys Obsy. Free, cancelled for clouds. 718-982-2818, 

     all day - whole Island - LI - clearsky starviewing  
        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  
        Jupiter Joe's Sidewalk Astronomy. Sessions convene in parks 
        usually at dusk. Occasional daytime sunviewing. Free. `       
        Cancelled for clouds.  www.jupiterjoesastronomy.org, 
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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. 
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    13;15 - Unionsale - LI - Amat Obsrs Soc meeting 
         Univ, Berliner Hall. free. www.aosny.org, 
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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, 
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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 
        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 
        jeg@astro.princeton.edu, lee@astro.princeton.edu 
    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 - Central Park - MH - clearsky starviewing 
        Top of the Lawn. North path of Great Lawn. Free. Cancelled for 
        clouds. tags_p@yahoo.com, www.nyskies.org, nyskies@nyskies.org 
    20:00 - Bell House - BK - Secret Science Club meeting  
        149 7 St, 2/3 Av. Lecture and music on various science  
        topics. Free. secretscienceclub.blogspot.com, 718-638-4400, 
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    20:30 - Boonton - NJ - clearsky starviewing 
        Sheep Hill Astro Assn Obsy.Free, adv regn reqd, cancelled for 
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        contacts@sheephillastro.org, wwestura@optonline.net 
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General news
    Motorists in NYC and NJ better be ready for new tougher harsher 
traffic crackdown. Starting Aug 1 NYC runs its ~2,000 speed cameras at 
all times, not just  for limited hours on weekdays Also select fines 
for traffic violations are increased. NJ state police on Aug 1 start 
strict enforcement of traffic rules with higher fines and more points 
against licence. See august 1st. 
    Summer Streets in 2022 is Aug 6, 13, 20, 07h-13h EDST. New route: 
same as previously up to 72 St. It then continue in Park Av to 110 St. 
N turn into Central Pk. 
    Astro Soc of LI may hold some of its meetings online, not in-
person. Please inquire at contact for latest news. 
    Jupiter Joe's Astronomy be inactive. Its web has current monthly
calendar but latest info is from 2019, before coronavirus. I leave it 
in place fo further inquiry.
    Princeton Plasma Physics Lab no longer has public tours. It does. 
offer online lectures in its new Science on sunday series. 
    I continue to hear that some clubs are scratching for new meeting 
rooms. Many hosts since coronavirus no longer allow community groups 
in use their facilities. Also, where space is offered the rent is far 
greater than in pre-virus days. I suspect in the fall resumption of 
activity there may be substantial shift i club  meeting location. 

Nuclear attack news 
    On 2022 July 11 NYC Emergy Mgmt Dept put out video and audio with 
survival tactics in case of a nuclear attack on the City. Ad is 
played on most broadcast media in NYC area. The ad was apparently 
reacting to incredible threats from Afghanistan, China, Iran, North 
Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Venezuela. Altho there is no sign that such 
attack occurred, the City wants every one to be properly informed. 
  The text of the ad is presented here as a public service to our 
readers in the NYSkies region. 
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    "So there's been a nuclear attack. Don't ask me how or why, just 
know that the big one has hit. Ok? 
     "So, what do we do? There are three important steps that I want 
you to remember. 
    "Step one: get inside, fast. You, your friends, your family. get 
inside. And, no, staying in the car is not an option. You need to get 
into a building and move away from the windows. 
    "Step two: stay inside. Shut all doors and windows. Have a 
basement? Head there. If you don't have one, get as far into the 
middle of the building as possible. If you were outside after the 
blast, get clean immediately. Remove and bag all outer clothing to 
keep radioactive dust or ash away from your body. 
    "Step three: stay tuned. Follow media for more information. Don't 
forget to sign up for Notify NYC for official alerts and updates. And 
don't go outside until officials say it's safe. Alright? You've got 

City news
    Joey Chestnut TOOK his 16th victory at Nathan's hotdog contest on 
July 4th! Event was held at Nathan's restaurant, Coney Is BK, after 
two years of coronavirus restrictions. While munching franks a heckler 
rushed the stage. Chsetnut grabbed him in a headlock AND CONTINUED 
GULPING wHOTDOGS! He put down 63 in the 10-min round, far short of his 
own record of 76 in 2021. 2nd place contestant could take in only 48. 
    Stunning & awesome gigantic map of entire universe is free 
download! It's plots example celestial objects on a vertical log 
distance scale from Earth atmosphere to mictowave background 
radiation. Can eb deeply zoomed in for printing on large sheet as wall 
mount. Fetch it at 


Web also has at page bottom several other free fantastic charts, also 
    Mayor Rudy Giuliani on July 5 went into surgery to install two 
stents in clogged veins. He developed chest pains and other symptoms 
of potential heart attack during  son Andrew's governor primary race. 
Mayor as at mid July is recovering well and on the 7th resumed his 
daily  radio talk show. 
    I put up new file into our web. satcross.htm is a revised table of 
Saturn ring crossings to clean up text. Find them at 

    On July 2 ~140::15 EDST lifeguard Zach Gallo at Smith Pt Bh, fire 
Is LI, was bitten by a shark. He was a play victim for training  shark 
rescue workers! He was ~50m off shore when rescuers started their 
exercise when he for real screamed for help. He was duly rescued with 
nonfatal bites on chest and hand. 
    John Bachelor show, WABc-radio, on July 22 featured Greg Breneka 
with his book 'Impact'. They discussed history and study of 
meteorites, location and origin  in solar system, composition, 
samples from Moon and asteroids, meteorites blown off of Mars and 
Vesta. They finished with possibility that meteorites brang feedstock 
chemicals to start life on Earth. 
     Rev Miller-Whitehead was robbed at gunpoint in his Leaders of 
Tomorrow church, Canarsie BK, on July 24 ~11:00 EDST. Three gunmen 
stormed into building and forced pastor and all other during service 
to yield their valuables, then ran off. ENTIRE INCIDENT WAS CAPTURED 
IN WEBCAST OF SERVICES! No injuries reported. Estimated value of all 
items stolen is over $1 million, including jewelry and ornament on 
    On July 12 ~14:45 EDST a pleasure boat overturned in Hudson Rv 
near 45 St. Two riders were killed, dozen others injured. NYPD, FDNY, 
NY Waterways ferry responded to the incident. 
    Some readers note that the new transfer between Bryant Pk/5th Av 
and Times Sq stations  gave NYC its 2nd 'superstation'. A superstation 
is a group of stations joined by walk-thru hallways and within which 
at least one train line does two separate stops. With the new transfer 
the the magenta line (Flushing line), stopping at 5th Av and Times Sq. 
The new corridor fills one abandoned trackway of the  black line 
(ROUTE s SHUTTLE). You may now walk among THE black, blue, magenta 
(twice), orange, yellow lines. 
    The new Times Sq/Bryant Pk/5th Av superstation  follows  City's 
first superstion Fulton Center/World Trade Center. Lines connected 
there by walk-thru hallways are blue (twice), brown, green, red 
(twice), yellow. 
    Zou Yifan in mid July built his home on Manhattan Bridge! It was 
against the bike lane above Chinatown.. Hut was stud-&-plywood from 
his carpentry skills, ~1x2 meter  plan, ~2m tall. t had simple 
furnishings but no electric or water. He did toilet in a pail then 
emptied between bridge beams. NYC DOT on 19th demolished the hut and 
sent Yifan to social service agencies. 

Sky news

    July 2022 was a poor month for observing with most nights cloudy 
or rainy. some nights gave strong thunderstorms. The few clear nights 
were favorable for planet and other detail study because the summer 
air was stable, yielding firm Images. 
    Thin cloud, strong dawn, closed off view of the Titan occultation 
of star on July 9. Events of planets -on-star are extremely rare, a 
couple per lifetime. The ones I saw were in 1989 when Saturn occulted 
star 28 Sgr and in 1976 when Mars occulted eps Gem. 
    Violent thunderstorm, with coastal flooding, was predicting during 
2022 Jul 12 to hit NYC in evening. Many people in vulnerable areas 
prepared for the worst. Evening came, then night, then owl hours, then 
dawn. No storm. Not even light rain. Sky was cloudy and humid.
    Perseid meteor shower, Aug  may be weaker from nearly full, Moon 
is western sky during viewing hours.This is the 'moon skip' effect 
when the Moon roughly every three years returns to the same segment of 
the zodiac for a given calendar data.  . 
    Manhattanhenge was well observed on all three sunsets, July 9-11. 
some went out on the 12th to find the sky fully cloudy. Next season is 
2023 May 29-31. A few observers are thinking of seeing a sunrise 
Manhattanhenge in December. 
    2022 June 23 was shortest day on record as Earth rotation  
suddenly speeded up. The day was 1.59 milliseconds short of a full 24 
hours! Earth span much faster in ancient times but no one then was 
keeping records. 
    First summer heatwave, => 3 successive days of => 32C, hit NYSkies 
on July 18. It lasted, with peak temp of 37C in City, thru the 25th. 
Most people followed heatwave cautitins and alsotried to ease electric 
use. On 26th temps relaxed to mid 20cS.