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

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 @ the NYSkies digital Seminars, and in-person participation in  @ 
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    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 
'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  
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      Sun   Mon   Tue   Wed   Thu   fri   Sat   sunset 
      ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ------
     -.25.  -26   -27   -28   -29   -30     1  18:38 
       .2)    3     4     5     6     7#    8  18:27                                      
4    15 
       (9)   10    11    12    13    14    15  18:16 
       16   (17.   18    19    20    21#   22  18:05 
       23    24   .25.   26    27    28    29  17L56 
       30    31   .+1)   +2    +3    +4#   +5  17:48 
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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   - - !!! 
  Astro Sco of Greenwich  - AUT 
 *Astro Soc of New Haven  - !!! 
  Bowman Observatory -  - -  5, 19 
  Litchfield Hills AAC mtg  !!! 
  Litchfield Hills AAC lect 28 
 *McCarthy Observatory  - -  8 
  New Pond Farm  - - - - -   1 
  Van Vleck Obsy (ASGH)  -   1 
  Van Vleck Obsy (WU)  - -   5, 12, 19, 26 
  Western Conn St Uv  - - - !!! 
  Westport Astro Soc mtg  -   1, 18 
  Westport Astro Soc starvg   5, 12, 19, 26 
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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 - -  2 
 *Amat Obsrs Soc starviewing!!! 
  Amer Instt Aero & Astro -T!!! 
  Astro Soc of Long Island  5, 12, 19, 26 


  Custer Institute  - - -     1, 8, 15, 22, 29 
  Hmaptons Observatory  - - !!! 
  Hofstra univ Obsy - - - -  2 
  SUNY Stony Brook - -  - -  7 
 *Susan Rose Observatory  -  1, 8, 15, 22, 29 

   MANHATTAN - MH 
 *Amat Astro Assn starvwg -  0 
 *Amat Astro Assn lecture - !!! 
  Amer Instt Archaeology  - AUT 
 Ctr for Atmosp & Ocean Sci 12,19, 26 
  Ctr for Science & Society ??? 
  Central Pk (Great Lawn) - !!! 
  Columbia Climate School --!!! 
  Columbia Univ Astro - - - !!! 
  Columbus Day  - - - - - - 10 
  Govvernors Island - - - -  0 
  Hayden Plm 'Frontiers' -- AUT 
  Hayden Plm 'Live!' -  - - AUT 
  Instt Stud Ancnt World  - !!! 
  Intrepid Museum  - - - -- SPR 
 *Inwood Astronomy Project  !!! 
  Jupiter Joe's Astronomy - !!! 
  Milky Way aurumn season -  1 -Nov 30 
  Natl Musm of Mathematics  12 
  NYC-H2O  - - - - - - - -   0 
  New York Map Society  - - !!! 
  NYU Astrop & Relatvty - - 25 
 *NYSkies Astronomy Seminar  7, 21 (digital Seminars) 
  Open House New York - - - 21-23 
  Simons Foundation - - - - ??? 
 *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  
  Lamont-Doherty Obsy   - - !!! 
 L-D Obsy Open House  - - -  8 
  Mid-Hudson Astro Assn - - 28 
  Vassar Collee Obsy  - - -  5, 12, 19, 26 
  Ward Pound Ridge  - - - - 22 
  Westchester Amat Astro  - 14 


    NEW JERSEY - NJ  
  A A A of Princeton  - - - !!! 
 *Amat Astro Inc meeting  - !!! 
 *Amat Astro Inc lecture  - ??? 
  A S of Toms Rv Area - - - 14 
  Morris Musm Astro Soc - -  8 
  NJ Astro Assn starviewing  1, 8, 15, 22, 29 
  NJ Astro Assn sunviewing   2, 9, 16, 23, 30 
  No Jersey Astro Gp mtg  - 19 
  No Jersey Astro Gp starvg AUT 
  Peyton Observator y - - - 19 
  Plasma Physics Lab  - - - !!! 
  Rutgers Univ Astro Collqm !!! 
  Rutgers Univ Astro Semnr  !!! 
 *S*T*A*R - - - - - - - - - !!! 
  Schommer Observatory  - - 13, 20 
 *Sheep Hill Astro Assn - - !!! 
 *Sheep Hill Observatory  - !!!  
 *Utd Astro Clubs of NJ - -   1, 8, 1,m 22, 29 
  Washington Xing St Pk - -  7, 14, 21, 28 
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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 
        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 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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 # 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 host or     # # 
public hralth agents may intervene on site against violators.  # 
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Sat  1 Oct 
    19:30 - 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 
    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  
    19:30 - Voorhees St Pk - NJ - NJ Astro Assn lecture 
       Robinson Obsy. Indoor talk, clearsky starviewining. 
        Free. www.njaa.org, 908-368-8500 
    19:30 - West Reading - CT - cleatsky starviewing 
        New Pond Farm, obseratory. outdoor clearsky  starviewing. $10, 
        adv regn reqd, cancelled for clouds. www.newpondfarm.org, 
    20:00 - Westport - CT - Westport Astro soc meeting 
        Rolnick Obsy. Free. www.was-ct.org, 203-227-0925 
     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, 
        pparkerrs@cs.com 
    20:00 - Jenny Jump St Forest - NJ - Utd A C of NJ mtg 
        UACNJ Obsy. Indoor talk, clearsky starviewing. Free. 

Sun  2 Oct 
    13;30 - Unionsale - LI - Amat Obsrs Soc meeting 
         Univ, Berliner Hall. free. www.aosny.org, 
        suerose@optonline.net 
    14;00 - Vorhees St Pk - NJ - clearsky sunviewing  
        Robinson Obsy. clearsky sunrviewining. 
        Free.  www.njaa.org, 908-368-8500 
      19:00 - 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 

Wed  5 Oct 
    19:30 - 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 
    20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing 
        Westport Astro Soc. Rolnick Obsy.  Free. Cancelled for clouds. 
        www.was-ct.org, 203-227-0925 
    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 - 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 
      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 

Fri  7 Oct 
    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  8 Oct 
     10:30 - Palisades - NY - LDEO Open House 
        ADMISSION REQUIES PROOG OF CORONAVIRUS VAXRED 
        Lamont-Doherty Earth Obsy. Talks, demos, exhibits at world-
        class geological center. Food service. Free, adv regn reqd  $5 
        suggested donation at gate. Free LDEO buses from Teachers 
        College, 120 St & Broadway starting 09:30. Free, 
        845-365-8634, ldeo.columbia.edu 
    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 
    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 
    19:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing  - see Oct 1 
    19:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - see Oct 1 
    19:30 - Voorhees St Pk - NJ - NJ Astro Assn lecture - see Oct 1 
    20:30 - Voorhees St Pk - NJ - NJ Astro Assn lecture - see Oct 1 

Sun  9 Oct 
    14;00 - Vorhees St Pk - NJ - clearsky sunviewing  - see Oct 2 

Mon 10 Oct 
    all day - whole City - MH - Columbus Day 
        Please check with event contact for session falling on this 
        day by rule or outdated schedule 

Wed 12 Oct 
    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 
    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 Oct 5 
    20:00 - Middletown - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Oct 5 
    20:00 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see Oct 5 

Thu 13 Oct 
    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 14 Oct 
     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 
    19:30 - 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 Ot 7 

Sat 15 Oct 
    19:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing  - see Oct 1 
    19:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - see Oct 1 
    19:30 - Voorhees St Pk - NJ - NJ Astro Assn lecture - see Oct 1 
    20:30 - Voorhees St Pk - NJ - NJ Astro Assn lecture - see Oct 1 

Sun 16 Oct 
    14;00 - Vorhees St Pk - NJ - clearsky sunviewing  - see Oct 2 

Tue 18 Oct 
    20:00 - Westport - CT - Westport Astro soc meeting- see Oct 1 

Wed 19 Oct 
    15:30 - Courant Institute - MH - science lecture - see Oct 12 
    19:30 - Greenwich - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Oct 5 
    20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Oct 5 
    20:00 - Middletown - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Oct 5 
  20:00 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see Oct 5 
    20:15 - Upper Montclair - NJ - No Jersey Astro Gp meeting 
        Montclair St Univ, Richardson Hall, Room 232. Free. 
        njastro.org, 973-655-7266 
    20:30 - 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 

Thu 20 Oct 
    20:30 - Piscataway - NJ - clearsky starviewng - see Oct 13 
        
Fri 21 Oct 
    all day - various places - MH - Open House New York show 
        Thru 23 Oct. Some 250 buildings and properties, shows, demos, 
        tours, normally closed from public, are open for visit, tours, 
        talks, demos, Sites in many parts of NYC. Many events are 
        concurrent or overlapping. Free. Book for each separate event. 
        Advd regn reqd for some. Details at www.ohny.org. 
    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 
    20;00 - Wash'n X'ing - NJ - clearsky starviewing - see Ot 7 

Sat 22 Oct 
    19:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - see Oct 1 
    19:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing  - see Oct 1 
    19:30 - Voorhees St Pk - NJ - NJ Astro Assn lecture - see Oct 1 
    20:30 - Voorhees St Pk - NJ - NJ Astro Assn lecture - see Oct 1 
    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 23 Oct 
    14;00 - Vorhees St Pk - NJ - clearsky sunviewing  - see Oct 2 

Wed 26 Oct 
    15:30 - Courant Institute - MH - science lecture - see Oct 12 
    20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Oct 5 
    20:00 - Middletown - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Oct 5 
  20:00 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see Oct 5 

Tue 25 Oct 
    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 

Fri 28 Oct 
    19:30 - Litchfield - CT - Litchfield Hills A A C lecture 
       White Meml Consrvn Ctr. Free. Indoor lecture, clearsky 
        starviewing. lhaacsec@gmail.com, lhastro.org 
    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 
    20;00 - Wash'n X'ing - NJ - clearsky starviewing - see Ot 7 

Sat 29 Oct 
    19:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing  - see Oct 1 
    19:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - see Oct 1 
    19:30 - Voorhees St Pk - NJ - NJ Astro Assn lecture - see Oct 1 
    20:30 - Voorhees St Pk - NJ - NJ Astro Assn lecture - see Oct 1 

Sun 30 Oct 
    14;00 - Vorhees St Pk - NJ - clearsky sunviewing  - see Oct 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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    15:30 - Greenwich - CT - Astro Soc of Greenwich meeting 
        Greenwich Audubon Ctr. Free with musm adm. 
        rickbria@optonline.net, 203-415-6762, astrogreenwich.org 
    18:30 - 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     
    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 - 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 - 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 
    20:30 - 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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  [spr] SPRINGr RESUMPTION OF ACTIVITY 
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    17:00 - Intrepid Museum - MH - Free Friday show 
        Pier 86 and ship. Exhibits, demos, talks. Clearsky movies 
        and starviewing. Free. www.intrepidmuseum.org 
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  [???] UNCERTAIN RESUMPTION OF ACTIVITY 
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    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 
    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 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc lecture 
         Union Co Coll, Smith Audm. Indoor talk, clearsky 
       starviewing. Free. www.asterism.org 

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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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    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 
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    13:30 - Piscataway - NJ - astronomy lecture 
        Seminar series. Rutgers Univ, Serin W330. Free. 732-445-3974, 
        www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/seminar 
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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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    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 - 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 - 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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     18:15 - 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 
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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 - 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 
    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 - 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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    In October many 'AUT' events resumed activity after dormanct state 
during coronvirus. some went right into on-site sessions, with dates 
and full entry in 'List of events'. Others returned as online events 
and are back in the 'QQQ' section.
    Lamont-Doherty Earth Obsy stages its fabulous open house on Oct 8. 
It skipped the 2020 event and ran a 'online show in 2021.
    Open House New York is back, after suspension for coronavirus. It 
runs Oct 21-23 with some 250 tours, shows, demos all over the City. 
some may have vestigial virus constraints. 
    Astro Soc of Gtr Hartford falls back to online meetings, now 
listed under '!!!'. It also anotes that its Van Vleck Obsy sessions 
require masks and vax proof to enter the premises.
    Westport Astro Soc meets twice in Oct. Oct 1 is talk and observing 
 the Moon. 18th is regular monthly meeting. 
    Amat Obsrs Soc resumes in-person meetings at Hofstra Univ on Oct 
2, its longtime host before the virus. AOS in spring 2022 planned to 
restore its meetings at Cradle of Avaiation. 
    Brookhaven Natl Lab leaves nyc Events because it is rearranging 
its public programs. It will return when new events are offered. 

City news
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    NYPD detective staff shrank by mid Sep 2 to 5,000! full staff is 
7,00, needed to investigate serious cases before arrest and charges. 
Depletion is due to retirements, resignations, hiring by other police 
services. There is no provision in current NYC funding to replace the 
lost detectives. 
    On Sep 7 NYS Gov Hochul removed mask requirements for all public 
transport in state. masks are optional but encouraged. In NYC subways 
and buses masks were loosely enforced and most riders didn't wear 
them. NYC on Sep 20 called off vaccine rule for private business in 
City. Workers no longer must get jab, else potentially be fired. Altho 
rule dies as at Nov 1 almost all firms immediately  discontinued it. 
Some businesses are reboarding their fired employees and clearing 
their job records. 
    NYC on Sep 20 called off virus jabs for public school students who 
are do after-hours school activities. Until now these students had to 
leave school property when their classes end and could not enter it 
later for after-hours events. 
    NYC on Sep 1 opened 'gun free zone' in Times Sq NH where firearms, 
with specific exceptions, are banned. Violation is a felony, usually 
with release and no bail/jail. Times Sw frontier is along interior 
sidewalk  from 40 St/6 Av; W to 40 St/8 Av; N to 48 St/8 Av; E to 48 
St/7 Av; N to 53 St/7 Av; E to 53 St/6 Av; S back to 40 St/6 Av.  Zone 
apparently covers only street-level open-air area, not subsurface or 
indoor spaces. 
   `John Bachelor Show, WOR radio AM710 NYC, on Sep 26 discussed 'The 
'Elephan in the universe' with author Shilling. They reviewed the 
search near Earth for dark matter. DM exists in galaxy clusters but 
ground and ISS instruments so far do not see local presence. Other 
items in dialog were new theories of gravity, blackholes, CMB. 

Sky news
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    September 2022 was a better observing month. Most nights were 
clear, cool, daek, een with large Moon. Some observers in NYSkies 
region weer amazed to see faint constellations and asterisms after a 
summer of clouds, haze, mumidity. The summer Milky Way shined thru 
once, on Sep 21 when tranp deepened to  5th magn in most of NYC. 
    There are TWO comets named 'ZTF' with very similar designations! 
The possible bare-eye comet is 2022-E3. The other, peaking at 9th magn 
in Jun 2022, is 2021-E3. Make sure you have the correct comet before 
passing its news around. 
    The Te Tribute in Light beams on sep 11-12 were smothered by mist 
and rain. My oen best view was of two diffuse stshort glows merging 
into a weakk patch inside clouds. 
    Venus in late Oct crosses sup coj to begin her evening apparition. 
She skims west hroizon tru fall and winter, then climbs into high sky 
in spirng 2023.
    Daytime occultation of Mercuty by Moon on Oct 24 ~10h EDST. It is 
unobservable with ordinary means because it occurs ~10d west of Sun. 
Perhaps highly skilled and equiped observers may try for it. 
    Solar activity remains high and nights are coming earlier on the 
clock. Please on clear dark nights scan north quadrant for possible 
northern lights. www.nyskies.org/articles/pazmino/aurorany.htm 
    Ultra-clear daek night on Sep 15-16 over NYC. sky filled with dim 
stars. Outer parts of constellations and dm groups were spottedn, such 
as  Psc, Aqr, Cap, W Peg, C Draco, Sge, C Cet, Lac, Tri. No Milky Way 
reports in early night.I felt MW could be seen from a sky a notch 
better than mine. No auroa noticed hru predawn of 16th. 
    First Milky Way sighting of 2022 fall season came in early night 
of Sep 21! Reports came from S BK, M QN, E Bx, S SI, none from MH but 
sky was star-spangled. Segments potted were all in Ctg with diferent 
patches among observers. Aql-Sct too low to observe.. No MW N & E from 
Deneb,  CGroups noted included Sge, Del, lyr, Scl, W Peg, Gloria 
Frederica, Musaca borealis, Caput Ceti, Psc. S ome observers noted 
definite peppering along winter MW in zenith. No auroa reported tru 
owl hours  of 22nd. Air was cool,~15C, with strong breeze. 
    Force-0 tornado hit Mattituck LI on sep 25 ~23h EDST. Minor porpty 
damage, no injuries/deaths. Event was part of fast brief thunderstorm 
in NYSkies in late night. Heavy rain, strong wind.  Some wind damage, 
coast flooding.
    Mars in October rumbles thru Pleides-Hyades, on way to west 
station on 30th. He's in east in late night. fisc is still small with 
rapid growth toward Dec opposition. 
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