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NYC EVENTS FOR 2024 MARCH
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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 
nyskies+subscribe@groups.io'. Any text and subject in the email are 
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 
      ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---  ------
      -25    -26   -27  -28  -29     1#    2   17;49 EST
       (3.     4     5    6    7     8    9    17;57 EST
      .10.    11    12   13   14    15# .16)   19:03 EDST
       17     18    19   20   21    22   23    19"11 EDST
       24    (25)   26   27   28    29   30    19:19 EDST
       31    (+1.   +2   +3   +4    +5#  +6    19:27 EDST
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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 - - - ?? 


    CONNECTICUT - CT 
  -------------------
 *Astro Soc of Gtr Hartford ??? 
  Astro Sco of Greenwich  - !!! 
   *Astro Soc of New Haven  !!! 
  Boothe Memorial Astro Soc  .4, 15
 *Bowman Observatory - - 6,  2 0.  
  Litchfield Hills AAC mtg   ??? 
  Litchfield Hills AAc lect  SPR 
  *McCarthy Observatory  -    9 
  New Pond Farm -  - - - -   16 
  Stamford Museum   - - - - - 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
   Van Vleck Obsy (ASGH)   - SPR 
  Van Vleck Obsy (WU)  - ---  6, 13, 20, 27
  Westport Astro Soc mtg  -  19 
  Westport Astro Soc starvg   6, 13, 20, 27
  ---------------------------- 
  Westn Connecticut St Uv - - www.wcsu.edu/starwatch, 203-837-8671,
         dawsond@wcsu.edu, 

     LONG ISLAND - LI 
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 *Amateur Observers Soc - -  3
 *Amat Obsrs Soc starvwing   0
a  Astro Soc of Long Island   6 13, 20, 27
  Custer Institute - - - - - 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  Hamptons Observatory - - -!!! 
  Hofstra Univ Obsy - - - -  1
  SUNY Stony Brook Astro  -  1
 *Susan Rose Observatory  -  2, 9, 16, 23, 30         3
  -----------------------------
  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   6
   Ctr for Sci & Soc - -  -   0
  Central Pk (Great Lawn) - !!! 
  Columbia Univ Astro - - - 22 
  CUNY Graduate Center  - - 13, 26 
  daylight savings time - - 10
  Earth Hour  - - - - - - - 23
  Globe at Night  - - - - -  1-10
  Govvernors Island  - - --  0 
  Hayden Plm 'Frontiers' -- 12 
  Hayden Plm 'Live!' -  - -  ??? 
  Instt Stud Ancnt World  - ??? 
  Intrepid Museum  - - - -- SPR 
  Isaac Asimov Debate   - - 19 
  Natl Musm of Mathematics   6 
  NYC-H2O  - - - - - - - -   0 
  New York Map Society  - - !!! 
 NYU Astrop & Relatvty  - - 12, 26 
 *NYSkies Astronomy Seminar  1, 15 (digital sessions) 
  SciCafe'  - - - - - - - -  6
  Simons Foundation - - - - 22
*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 - - - - - -   2
   Lamont-Doherty Obsy  -  - !!! 
  Mid-Hudson Astro Assn - -  8
  Vassar Collee Obsy  - - -  6, 13, 20, 27
  Ward Pound Ridge  - - - -  9, 30
 Westchester AmatAstro  -    8
                             
    NEW JERSEY - NJ  
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  A A A of Princeton  - -   12
  *Amat Astro Inc meeting -  1
  Amat Astro Inc lecture  - 15  
  Astro Soc of Toms Rv Area  8 
  Morris Musm Astro Soc - -  9
  NJ Astro Assn starviewing SPR 
  NJ Astro Assn sunviewing  SPR 
a   NW Jersey Amat Astro  - -SPR
  No Jersey Astro Gp mtg -- 12 
  No Jersey Astro Gp starvw SPR       
  Peyton Observatory  - - - ???
  Plasma Physics Lab  - - - SPR
 utgers Univ Astro Collqm - !!! 
  Rutgers Univ Astro Semnr  !!!
  *S*T*A*R -- - - - - - - - !!! 
  Schommer Observatory - - 14, 21, 28
  *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 - - 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, 
a        scienceandsociety@columbia.edu, 
        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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Fri  1 Mar
    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 
    20:00 - 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' 
R    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.  Indoor talk, clearsky0 
       starvireing.Free. www.asterism.org 


Sat  2 Mar
    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
    20:00 - Bear Mountain - NY - clearsky starviewing 
        Rockland Astro Club. Anthony Wayne Rec Pk, picnic field. Free, 
        cancelled for clouds. www.rocklandastronomy.com 

Sen  3 Mar
    13:30 - Uniondale - LI - Amat Obsrs Soc meeting 
         Hofstra University,Berliner Hall, Rm 117. Free, 
        www.aosny.org, suerose@optonline.net 
    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 

Wed  6 Mar
    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. www.momath.org, 212-542-0566,info@momath.org
    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 - Greenwich - CT - clearsky starviewing 
        Astro Soc of Greenwich. Curtis Elem Schl, .a Obsy. Free. 
        Cancelled for clouds. greenwichstars@gmail.com, 
    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 

Fri  8 Mar 
    18:00 - 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  - seeMar 1

Sat  9 Mar 
    11:30 - Morristown - NJ - Morris Museum Astro Soc meeting  
        Morris Museum. Free. 973-386-1848, 973-386-1848,, 
        www.morrismuseum.org/astro-society, info@morrismusem.org, 
        ckkrish@gmail.com, www.mmastrosociety.org 
    19:00 - New Milford - CT - astronomy lecture
        NcCarthy Obsy, New Milford HS. indoor lecture, clearsky
        starviewing. Free. www.mccarthyobservatory.org, 860-354-1595, 
        mccarthyobservatory@gmail.com 
    19:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - see Mar 2
    19:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing - see Mar 2
    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, 

Tue 12 Mar 
    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 

Sun 10 Mar 
    02:00 - whole City - MH - Daylight Savings Time starts 
        Set clocks AHEAD, FORWARD one hour. Most people do this when 
        they go to bed on the previous night so they wake up at the 
        new time. The hour 02:00 thru 02:59 does not exist. The minute 
        after 01:59 is 03:00. 

Tjue 12 Mar 
    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. 
      19:00 - 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/calendar 

Wed 13 Mar 
    18:30 - CUNY Graduate Center - MH -'GC presents' lecture 
        365 5 Av & 34 St.  Various history and xicix topics elated to 
         New York City.  Free, adv regn reqd. 212-817-7000, 
         www.gc.cuny.edu/publicprograms 
    20:00 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see Mar 6 
    20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Mar 6
    20:00 - Middeltown - CT - cleasky starviewing - see Mar 6
     20;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, 
    21:00 - Poughkeepsie - NY - clearsky starviewing - see Mar 6

Thu 14 Mar 
    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 15 Mar 
    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 Mar 1
    20:00 - Stamford - CT - astronomy lecture  - see MAR 1
     20:30 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc lec lecture 
        Union Commty Coll, Smith Audm. Free. indoor talk, clearsky 
        starvireing.www.asterism.org 

Sat 16 Mar
    19:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - see Mar 2
    19:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing - see Mar 2
    20:00 - West Reading - CT - cleatsky starviewing 
        New Pond Farm, obseratory. outdoor clearsky  starviewing. $10, 
        adv regn reqd, cancelled for clouds. www.newpondfarm.org, 

Tue 19 Mar 
    19:00 -  Amer Msum Natl Hist - MH - Osaac Asimov Debate 
        LeFrak Theater, enter at 77th St. Panel discussion about 
        possible slutions to a selectedastronomy problem. $15, adb 
    regn red. www.amnh.org/calendar, . 212-769-5100 
        20:00 - Westport - CT - Westport Astro soc meeting- see Oct 1 
        Rolnick Obsy.  Free. www.was-ct.org, 203-227-0925 

Wed 20 Mar 
    20:00 - Greenwich - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Mar 6
    20:00 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see Mar 6
    20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Mar 6
    20:00 - Middeltown - CT - cleasky starviewing - see Mar 6
    21:00 - Poughkeepsie - NY - clearsky starviewing - see Mar 6

Thu 21 Mar 
    20:30 - Piscataway - NJ - clearksy starviewing - see Mar 14 

Fri 22 Mar
    18:00 - Simons Foundation - MH - scinece lecture 
        TOPIC IS THE APRIL 8TH SOLAR WCLIPSE
        160 5 Av & 21 St. Various topics on physics, astronomy, maths. 
        Free, adv regn reqd. 646-654-0066,  www.simonsfoundation.org 
    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 
    20:00 - Stamford - CT - astronomy lecture  - see mAR 1 

Sat 23 Mar    19:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - see Mar 2
    19:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing - see Mar 2
    20:30 - whole City - MH - Earth Hour 
         thru 21:30. Extra Globe at Night readings during hour of 
        reduced energy consumption, including outdoor lighting. 
        Readings are taken a little before 20:30, around 21:00, a 
        little after 21:30 to assess reduction of luminous graffiti 
        over observer. This year Earth Hour is within schedule GaN 
        period.  You may do the Earth Hour readings as supplement to 
        normal GaN  readings on same night. Details at 
        www.nyskies.org/gannyc.htm  

Tue 29 Mar
      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 



Tue 26 Mar 
    14:00 - New York University - MH - astronomy lecture - see Mar 12 
    18:30 - CUNY Graduate Ctr - MH -'GC presents' lecture - see Mar 13 

Wed 27 Mar
    20:00 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see Mar 6
    20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Mar 6
    20:00 - Middeltown - CT - cleasky starviewing - see Mar 6
    21:00 - Poughkeepsie - NY - clearsky starviewing - see Mar 6

Thu 28 Mar
    20:30 - Piscataway - NJ - clearksy starviewing - see Mar 14

Fri 29 Mar
    20:00 - Stamford - CT - astronomy lecture  - see mAR 1

Sat 30 Mar
    19:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - see Mar 2
    19:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing - see Mar 2
    20:00 - Ward Pound Ridge - NY - clearsky starviewing - see Mar 9
   
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
    14;00 - Vorhees St Pk - NJ - clearsky sunviewing 
        physics.nyu.edu/events.htm 
        Robinson Obsy. clearsky sunrviewining. 
        Free.  www.njaa.org, 908-368-8500 
    17:00 - Intrepid Museum - MH - Free Friday show 
        Pier 86 and ship. Exhibits, demos, talks. Clearsky movies 
        and starviewing. Free. www.intrepidmuseum.org 
    19:00 - Litchfield - CT - Litchfield Hills A AC lecture 
       White Memorial. Inddor talk, clearsky starviewing. Free. 
    20:00 - Blairstown - NJ - NW Jersey Astronomers meeting 
        Alan Observatory. Indoor talk, clearsky starviewing. 
        Free. www.nwjaa.org, info@nwjaa.org 
    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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    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. 
          isaw.nyu.edu, isaw@nyu.edu, 212-992-7800 
    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 - 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 
    19:30 - Bell House - BK - Secret Science Club meeting  38
       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 
    19:30 - Rocky Hill - CT - Astro Soc of Gtr Hartford meeting 
        Rocky Hill Commty Ctr, Rn 1C,761 Old Main St. Free asgh.org 
    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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    More events revived for spring 2024. Mind that they could meet at 
a different place and hour from previously. 
    Ward Pound Ridge starviewings are now twice pr month. Until this 
spring they were only once per month.    McCarthy Obsy monthly 
lectures now begin at 19h. They previously started at 20h. 
    Simons Foundation has extra lecture on Mar 22 detailing the april 
8th solar eclipse. It is not obviously mentioned in org's web. 
Directly inquire by email or phone for signing up. See Mar 22. 
    With the solar eclipse only a month away there could be last-
minute events pre viewing it. Keep in touch with local astronomy orgs 
for latest news.
    Several events still havecoronavirus rules.  Most relate to 
wearing face msks. Are these tules really still in effect in he 
event's area? Ae they vestiges not yet cleaned out from the web? 

CITY NEWS
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    NYPD's robocop was retired from service ~Feb 1. It did only 
one patrol in Times Sq subway station, then sat behind fences on 
mezzanine. Two police minded it, posing with it for tourist pictures. 
Robot is now in storage pending disposition.
    Four illegals who assaulted two police in 
Times Sq on Jan 27 were captured on Feb 5 afternoon.After the attack 
they 
fleed by bus for California, aided byphony ID and an advocate group. 
They wer caught aat Phoenix AZ bus station and handed them to US ICE. 
Others in the incident are still hunted by NYPD.
    Neil Tyaon, Hayden Plm, was in dispute wite with Madsion Sq Gdn 
about hockey tickets. He asked for tickets to the NY-Colorado game on 
Feb 5. MSG offered  several but Tyson wanted more. MSG noted they 
didn't have the desited number to give out. Tyson supposedly got angry 
and made racial claims against MDG, eho then took back the offer. 
    Talk erupted in early Feb to make the Monday after Super Bowl a 
national holiday. Or move Presidents Day to that Monday. Or do Supoer 
Bowl on day before Presidents Day. Thought is that the Monday after SB 
is almost a holiday bevause so many people take it off from work now.
    AT&T cell service was blacked out on Feb 22 by apparent 
cyberattack. Outage started in morning, lasted most of day, recovered 
by 23rd. Phones reported 'no service' or simply didn't connect to 
network. Collateral outages hit Verizon, T-Mobile, Consumer. 
    Fraco, owl who escaped his vandalized cage in Central Pk Zoo, died 
on Feb 23. He was found ~19h EST on sidewalk on 89 St near CPW. animal 
rescues treated him but he was dead. Fraco got loose in Feb 2023 and 
was feared to perish soon because he lived his whole 12 years of 
live in captivity. Fraco adapted quickly to new life, roosting in 
various parts of Manh and feeding on rodents.He may have died from 
eating diseased or poisoned prey.aa 
    The City's bald eagle Rover, died on Feb 19 afternoon. He arrived 
on own to Central Pk in 2018 and was routinely seen soaring on u 
updrafts along skyscrapers. He cruised Manh from base in Park's 
Reservoir. He met his death on Henry Hudson Py while searching out 
food when a car collided with im. 
    US FBI raided two houses in Pelham Pk BX of Winnie Greco on Feb 29 
dawn. She is NYC Mayor's fundraiser and chair of asian affairs. FBI 
carried off crates of finance records as part of ongoing federal 
inquest into Adams campaign fundraising. 
    NYC Mayor Adams on Feb 2 unveiled new sanitation trucks. They have 
toboyic arm to lift and empty a new garbage can. Customer must buy 
this can and only it may be set out for collection. Loose bags, other 
cans, are passed over. One gotcha: neither the new can nor the trucks 
are designed or built yet.
    During the sean Hannity show, fox News TG, on Feb 6 viewers 
witnessed the captures of a shoplifter. Hannity was interviewing 
Sliwa  and  Guardian Angels in Times Sq when they saw a man running 
from a store with stolen items. A couple GAs caught him and police 
took him in. Event was sired live, then interview resumed. 
    Severed human leg  was found  on Feb 17 ~13h EST on uptown  ytack 
of Jerome Av line btwn 167 St and 170 St stations. NYPD and NYC Medl 
Examr traced it a man runned over by a 6 train on Feb 11 ear spring 
St, Lexington Av line. Apparently when that body was recovred the leg 
was missing. It somehow wedged under subway car for several days, then 
when car was in a 4 train the leg fell off, to be spotted by boy 
looking out of front window on following train. Leg was in fresh 
condition due to prevalent cold weather. 
   Manh Sup Ct on Feb 16 ruled that Donald Trump must pay fine of, uh, 
$355M for supposedly overvaluing  properties for financial 
functions. He also must suspend doing real estate business in NYS for 
3 years. Trump will appeal. 
    A small plane from Republic airport, Farmigdale LI, made forced 
landing on Feb 20 ~11h EST. It seemed to have mechanical trouble and 
set down safely onto So st Py in East Farmingdale. Pilot, only rider, 
took minor injuries.a 
    US FCC on Feb 9 banned use of AI-generated human voices in 
robocalls. Such calls fool listener that the actual person did the 
recording. Instant situation is election solicitations and promos. 

SKY NEWS 
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    February 2024 was one of the lousiest observing months in recent 
years. Almost all nights were cloudy or rainy. Globe at Night was once 
again blamked out from cleat sky assessments. It snowed in mid month 
with ground cover of a couple cm in City, several to tens in N ^ W 
sectors of NYSkies. On other hand temps generally were only chilly, 
sometimes even just cool, -5C-+5C.
    In 2024 Passover is about 3 weeks AFTER E[western] aster. Easter 
is Mar 31; Passover, apr 22; Eastern Easter, May 5. It's all a quirk 
of the Gregorian, Julian, Hebrew calendars. The holidays are figured 
in each system separately from the others. Usually the dates are 
within a week or so together. 
    Excitement is swelling for the April 8 solar eclipse. The March 
1st Seminar explains all about it and suggests methods of safely 
viewing it. In City we get 91% diameter covered in mid eclipse. 
Totality path is in E ^ N NYS: Buffalo, Rochester, syracuse, 
Watertown, Plattsburg. These are several hours drive or bus ride from 
City allowing for hit-&-run trips. 
    Readers asked about seeing comet Pons-Brooks during totality on 
April 8. It will be east of Sun near Jupiter. Assuming comet stays on 
projected brightness track it will be way to faint to casually notice. 
With the long 3+ min of totality you may have binocs handy to sweep 
for comet after doing main observing of eclipse.
    Get your last looks at Jupiter and Venus during Mar. Jupiter is 
sliding into dusk; Venus, dawn. Other planets are too close to Sun for 
easy viewing. In early april -- during solar eclipse! - all five 
bare-eye planets are in one visual field. Counting sun & Moon as 
classical planets, all seven are in view flanking the eclipse. . 
    Hebrew month Nisan and Islam's Ramadan both begin on april 9 
sunset. This is right after the New Moon of 8th with its solar 
eclipse. Is there any special significance to Nisan ^ Ramadan induced 
by the eclipse?