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NYC EVENTS FOR DECEMBER 2022 
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  John Pazmino 
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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'. 
    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 
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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 given for each Saturday  
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      Sun   Mon   Tue   Wed   Thu   fri   Sat   sunset 
      ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ------
      -27   -28   -29  .-30)    1     2#    3  16;29 
        4     5     6   (7)     8     9    10  16:28 
       11    12    13   14     15   (16#.  17  16:30 
       18    19    20   21     22   .23.   24  16:33 
       25    26    27   28    .29)   30    31  16:38 
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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 = 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 - - - 12 

    CONNECTICUT - CT 
     *A S of Gtr Hartford - !!! 
  Astro Sco of Greenwich  - !!! 
 *Astro Soc of New Haven  - !!! 
  Bowman Observatory -  - -  7, 21 
  Litchfield Hills AAC mtg   9 
  Litchfield Hills AAC lect SPR 
   *McCarthy Observatory  - 10 
  New Pond Farm   - - - - - 17 
  Stamford Museum - - - - -  2, 9, 16, 23, 30 
  Van Vleck Obsy (ASGH)   -  3               
  Van Vleck Obsy (WU)  - -   7, 14, 21 
  Western Conn St Uv  - - - !!! 
  Westport Astro Soc mtg  - 20 
  Westport Astro Soc starvg  7, 14, 21, 28 
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  Boothe Meml Astro Soc - 203-377-9933, 
    ww w.facebook.com/Boothe-Memorial-Astronomical-Society 


    LONG ISLAND - LI 
 *Amateur Observers Soc - -  4 
 *Amat Obsrs Soc starvwing  !!! 
  Amer Instt Aero & Astro - !!! 
  Astro Soc of Long Island   7, 14, 14, 21, 28 
  Custer Institute  - - - -  3, 10, 17 
  Hmaptons Observatory  - - !!! 
  Hofstra Univ Obsy - - - -  4 
  SUNY Stony Brook  - -   -  2 
 *Susan Rose Observatory  -  3, 10, 17         

   MANHATTAN - MH 
 *Amat Astro Assn starvwg -  0  / *Amat Astro Assn lecture - !!! 
  Amer Instt Archaeology  - SPR 
  Ctr for Atmosp & Ocean Sci 7 
  Ctr for Science & Society SPR 
  Central Pk (Great Lawn) - !!! 
  Christmas Day -- - - - -  25 
  Cristmas Eve   - - - - -  24 
  Columbia Climate School - !!! 
  Columbia Univ Astro - - - SPR 
  Fifth Avenue for All- - -  4, 11, 18 
  Glone at Night  - - - - - 15-24 
  Govvernors Island - - - -  0 
  Hayden Plm 'Frontiers' -- SPR 
  Hayden Plm 'Live!' -  - - SPR 
  Instt Stud Ancnt World  - !!! 
  Intrepid Museum  - - - -- SPR 
 *Inwood Astronomy Project  !!! 
  Jupiter Joe's Astronomy - !!! 
  Mars occultation/miss   -  7 
  Natl Musm of Mathematics  14 
  New Years celegration - - 31 
  New Years Eve - - - - - - 31 
  NYC-H2O  - - - - - - - -   0 
  New York Map Society  - - !!! 
  NYU Astrop & Relatvty - -  6, 13 
 *NYSkies Astronomy Seminar  2, 16 (digital Seminars) 
  Simons Foundation - - - - SPR 
 *Top of the Laawn  - - - - !!! 
  Urban Park Rangers  - - -  0 
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 Ctr for Space Sci Edu - - info@nyccsse.reading org, www.+nyccsse.org,  
             212-608-6164 

    METRO-NORTH - NY  
  Bee Line free bus fare  -  7-26 
  Lamont-Doherty Obsy   - - !!! 
  Mid-Hudson Astro Assn - -        25 
  Vassar Collee Obsy  - - -  7, 14, 21 
  Ward Pound Ridge  - - - - APR 
  Westchester Amat Astro  -  9 


    NEW JERSEY - NJ  
  A A A of Princeton  - - - !!! 
 *Amat Astro Inc meeting  -  2, 9 
 *Amat Astro Inc lecture  - 16 
  A S of Toms Rv Area - - -  9 
  Morris Musm Astro Soc - - 10 
  NJ Astro Assn starviewing SPR 
  NJ Astro Assn sunviewing  SPR 
  No Jersey Astro Gp mtg  - 21 
  No Jersey Astro Gp starvg  1 
  Peyton Observator y - - - 14 
  Plasma Physics Lab  - - - !!! 
  Rutgers Univ Astro Collqm !!! 
  Rutgers Univ Astro Semnr  !!! 
  *S*T*A*R -- - - - - - - - !!! 
  Schommer Observatory  - -  1, 8 
 *Sheep Hill Astro Assn - - !!! 
 *Sheep Hill Observatory  - !!!  
 *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 
  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 - ASPR 


    REST OF WORLD 
 
    STATEN ISLAND - SI 

    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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Thu  1 Dec 
    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  2 Dec 
    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 - sramford - CT - astronomy lecture 
        MEETS  ON CERTAIN FRIDAYS; INQUIRE AT CONTACT 
        Stamford Muum & Natr Ctr. Live planetarium show and talk. $14 
        musm adm.. Stamford Obsy itself is closed. 203.977.652, 
       nfo@stamfordmuseum.org 

  20:30 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc lec meeting 
         Union Co Coll, sperry Obsy. indoor talk, clearsky 
         starviewing. Free. www.asterism.org 
  

 Sat  3 Dec 
    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 - Middletown - CT - clearsky starviewing 
        Astro Soc of Gtr Hartford, Wesleyan U, Van Vleck Obsy. Free. 
        cancelled for clouds. asgh.org, 860-872-9069, 
        pparkerrs@cs.com 
 
Sun  4 Dec 
    13;30 - Garden City - LI - Amat Obsrs Soc meeting 
         Cradle of Aviation, Garden. free. www.aosny.org, 
        suerose@optonline.net 
      18:00 - 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 
    18:00 - Fifth Avenue - MH - Fifth Aveue for All show 
        Fifh Av, 49-57 St closed 18:00-23:59 from behicles. Becomes 
        evening street fair with music, performers, food service, view 
        Rock'r Ctr tee. Free. Local news media. 

Tue  6 Dec 
    14:00 - New York University - MH - astronomy lecture 
        726 Broadway, Rm 940. Various topics in astrophys and 
        relativity. Free. Have GI photo ID for campus security. 
        physics.nyu.edu/events.htm 

Wed  7 Dec 
    all day - White Plains - NY - Bee Line bus free fare 
        Thru Dec 26. All routes in Westchester county are FARE FREE! 
        No fare collected by street  buses and  paratransit  vans. 
        transportation.westchestergov.com/bee-line 
    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 
    19:00 - Greenwich - CT - clearsky starviewing 
        Astro Soc of Greenwich. Curtis Elem Schl, Bowman Obsy. Free. 
        Cancelled for clouds. greenwichstars@gmail.com, 
        astrogreenwich.org 
    20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing 
        Westport Astro Soc. Rolnick Obsy.  Free. Cancelled for clouds. 
        www.was-ct.org, 203-227-0925 
        MEETS ONLY DURING CLASSES; INQUIRE AT CONTACT 
    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 - 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 
    22:00 - whole City -  MH - Mars occultation/miss 
        Moon passes by Mars. NYC, LI, N NJ, and south get close miss, 
        Mars ~1 min S of Moon at 23:00 EST.  Farther south get wider 
        miss. Upr Catskills, Upr Hudson Vy, andd north get brief 
        occultation at Moon's S limb. Farther north get longer 
        duration. Observe from 22:00 thru 00:00 on 8th to watch Moon's 
        movement passing Mars. Details for Manhattan: 
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 UT date-hour P star mag %ill eln Sun alt-az cusp pos ver 
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 Dec  8  3 59 M Mars-1.9  100+ 177     71 144  77N 162 192 
    Distance of Mars to Terminator = 0.9"; to 3km sunlit peak = 0.0" 

 Dec  8  4  0 G Mars-1.9 100+ 177     71 
    ** GRAZE: CA 77.6N; Dist.127km in az. 338deg. 
    [Lat = 41.99 (E.Long+74.00)] 
     Distance of Mars to Terminator = 0.9"; to 3km sunlit peak = 0.0" 
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    UT time: month, day, hour, minute. EST = UT - 5h, EDST = UT - 4h 
    P: D, disappearance; R, reappearance; G, graze; M, miss 
    star: Zodiacal Catalog star with common name under each entry 
    mag: visual magnitude of star, combined if multiple 
    %ill: percent illuminated lunar disc;; +, waxing, - waning 
    eln: elongation from Sun along ecliptic. Direction implied by %ill 
    Sun: altitude of Sun if twilight or dayllight; blank for night 
    alt-az: altitude & azimuth of Moon 
    cusp: angle around limb from N/S cusp; + on bright side; -, dark 
    pos: angle CCW around limb from celestial north 
    ver: angle CCW around limb from zenith 
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Thu  8 Dec 
    20:30 - Piscataway - NJ - clearsky starviewng - see Dec 1 

Fri  9 Dec 
     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 
    19:30 -Torrington - CT - Litchfield Hills A A C meeting 
       Five Points Arts Ctrr. Free.  lhaacsec@gmail.com, lhastro.org 
  20:30 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc lec meeting - see Dec 2 

Sat 10 Dec 
    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 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing  - see Dec 3 
    19:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - see Dec 3 
    19:03 - New Milford - CT - astronomy lecture  
        McCarthy Obsy, New Miford HS. Indoor lecture, clearsky  
       starviewing. Free. www.mccarthyobservatory.org, 860-354-1595, 
       mccarthyobservatory@gmail.com 

Sun 11 Dec 
    18:00 - fifth Avenue - MH - Fifth Aveue for All show - see Dec 4 

Mon 12 Dec
    20:00 - Bell House - BK - Secret Science Club meeting  
        149 7 St, 2/3 Av. (Gowanys Hills) Lecture and music on various \
        science topics. Free. secretscienceclub.blogspot.com,
        718-638-4400

Wed 13 Dec 
    14:00 - New York University - MH - astronomy lecture - see Dec 6 

Wed 14 Dec 
    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 
    19:00 - Princeton - NJ - clearsky starviewing 
        Princeton Univ, Peyton Hall. Free. Cancelled for clouds 
        www.astro.princeton.edu/observatory/publicobserving.php, 
        jeg@astro.princeton.edu, lee@astro.princeton.edu 
    20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Dec 4 
    20:00 - Middletown - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Dec 7 
  20:00 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see Dec 7 
    21:00 - Poughkeepsie - NY - clearsky starviewing - see Dec 7 

Thu 15 Dec
    22:00 - whole CIty - MH - Globe at Night 
        Thru Nov 35. 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: 
        ----------------
        2022 Nov 16-25 
        2022 Dec 15-24 
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        Details at  www.nyskies.org/gannyc.htm. 

Fri 16 Dec 
    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 - sramford - CT - astronomy lecture - see Dec 2 
  
Sat 17 Dec 
    17:30 - West Reading - CT - cleatsky starviewing 
        New Pond Farm, obseratory. outdoor clearsky  starviewing. $10, 
        adv regn reqd, cancelled for clouds. www.newpondfarm.org, 
    19:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing  - see Dec 3 
    19:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - see Dec 3 

Sun 18 Dec 
    18:00 - fifth Avenue - MH - Fifth Aveue for All show - see Dec 4 

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

Wed 21 Dec 
    19:00 - Greenwich - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Dec 7 
    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 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Dec 4 
    20:00 - Middletown - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Dec 7 
  20:00 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see Dec 7 
    21:00 - Poughkeepsie - NY - clearsky starviewing - see Dec 7 

    15:30 - Courant Institute - MH - science lecture - see Nov 9 
    20:15 - Upper Montclair - NJ - No Jersey Astro Gp meeting 
        Montclair St Univ, Richardson Hall, Room 232. Free. 
        njastro.org, 973-655-7266 

Fri 23 Dec 
    20:00 - sramford - CT - astronomy lecture - see Dec 2 

Sat 24 Dec 
    all day - whole City - MH - Christmas Eve 
        Please check with event contact for session falling on this 
        day by rule or outdated schedule 

Sun 25 Dec 
    all day - whole City - MH - Christmas Day 
        Please check with event contact for session falling on this 
        day by rule or outdated schedule 

Wed 28 Dec 
    20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Dec 4 
  20:00 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see Dec 7 

Fri 30 Dec 
    20:00 - sramford - CT - astronomy lecture - see Dec 2 

Sat 31 Dec 
    all day - whole City - MH - New Years Eve 
        Please check with event contact for session falling on this 
        day by rule or outdated schedule 
    18:00 - Times Sq - MH - New Years Eve celebration 
        Returns aftr coronavirus edpisode. Performers, music, 
        speeches, firewoeks,ball on Tines tower drops at midnight to 
        ring in new year 2023. May be thinner attendance, only 1/2 
        million  due to designated areas for viewing the ball.  You 
        MUST ne emtirely self-sufficient with NO chance to refresh or 
        relieve until after midnight. Times Sq station  is closed; 
        arrive by nearby stations. Free. Cautions and rules abbbounced 
        in local news media. 

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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  [SPR] SPRINGr 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 
    14;00 - Vorhees St Pk - NJ - clearsky sunviewing  
        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 
    16:30 - 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 
    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 
    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 - 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 - Jenny Jump St Forest - NJ - Utd A C of NJ mtg 
        UACNJ Obsy. Indoor talk, clearsky starviewing. Free. 
    20:00 - Ward Pound Ridge - NY - clearsky starviewing 
        Westchester Amat Astro. Meadows Picnic Area. Free. Cancelled 
        for clouds. waa-president@westchesterastronomers.org 
        www.westchesterastronomers.org, 
    20;00 - 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 - 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, 
       info@princetonastronomy.org 
     20;30 - Voorhees St Pk - NJ - NJ Astro Assn lecture 
       Robinson Obsy. Indoor talk, clearsky starviewining. 
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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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    15:30 - Greenwich - CT - Astro Soc of Greenwich meeting 
        Greenwich Audubon Ctr. Free with musm adm. 
        greenwichtars@gmail.com, astrogreenwich.org 
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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 
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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 

General news
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    Secret Science Club is restored in-person meetings at Bell House. 
December event is on the 12th. 
    Te observatories at Vassar Coll and Wesleyan Univ are open only 
when classes are in session. Because both schools he long winter 
breaks, with no sessions, I sip dates spanning the reasonable period 
of these breaks. Events return in mid January. 
    Bee Line buses in Westchester county are fare free for the yearend 
holidays! Ride all routes at all hours with no collection of fare. See 
Dec 7 
    Litchfield Hills Amat Astro Club resumed in-person meetings.  New 
host is Five Points Arts Ctr, Torrington CT. See Dec 9 
    Amat Astro Inc resumed its Friday night meetings at Union County 
coll. See Dec 2, 9, 16. 
    Columbia Univ started in-person lectures in mid November but posts 
no event for December. Because now is close to winter break at 
schools, I put Columbia in the 'SPR' section. 
    Residual events in the 'AUT' section were moved to 'SPR'. The 
autumn season in just about finished with no activity. These events 
may return in spring 2023. 
    Motorists on Manhattan must detour from Fifth Av on certain 
Sundays in December.. The street around Rockefeller Ctr is closed from 
vehicles, becoming a street fair. See Dec 4. 
    Attending the New Years show in Times Sq on Dec 31 requires 
careful preparation! The event is staged in its pre-virus form, with 
all the cautions in force. You will be confined at your viewing spot 
for many hours with no ability ro refresh or relieve yourself. There 
can be rules for safety, as noted in local news media. Se Dec 31. 

City NEWS. 

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    On Nov 10 NYC began dismantling migrant tents on Randalls Is. 
Residents were moved to Watson Hotel, 57 St/10 Av, MH. Tents had 500 
beds but only some 15 were occupied.  
    Jordan Coleman, son of NYC mayor Adams, sang rappper song 'Itty 
bitty' in Albania on Nov 23. He was in LOCAL SHOW 'Magic Song' show, 
like American Idol. Listeners found Jordan's entry was a doctored 
1960s 'Itty bitty teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini'! Some news 
media in US played both to demonstrate similarity. 
    On Nov 23 criminal inquests were opened against NYC Mayor Adams. 
by NYC Dept of Investigations. US Attys of S Dist NY and of  E Dist NY 
Themes include nepotism, corruption, collusion with criminals. 
    Macy's Thanksgiving parade on Nov 24 was a fully pre-virus event. 
~25 balloons, dozens of floats and bands. Thick crowds on most blocks. 
Cool air, clear blue sky. After parade in late afternoon sky started 
to cloud up, then drizzle.                     
    NYC Dept of Educ on Nov 17 ordered all city                     
school sports terms and mascots  to remove 'native American' names,  
It says such names insult Indians in population. New names must be in 
place by end of school year, else school may lose city/state funding. 
Teams' 
    Several news media report that other police services are 
aggressively recruiting NYPD officers. They set up stands and  vans 
outside NYC Police Academy, College Pt QN, to promote their own towns. 
Offers include higher start pay, relocation and housing allowance, 
quick evaluation. Campaign so far is not opposed by NYPD or mayor. 

Sky news 
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    November 2022 was a good observing month. Most nights were clear 
with cool or only  chilly air. Occasional clouds did come, at times 
with light rain. Globe at Night scored 4th magn transp in Orion for 
the Nov run. No Milky Way reports altho Nov 15th was extra dark with 
5th magn transp. Lunar eclipse on 8th was observed all over NYSkies 
under Indian summer weather. 
    Some weather news on Nov 7 missed mention of the lunar eclipse in 
the coming predawn hours of the 8th! They noted cloud cover, 
temperature, wind for next couple days but nothing about the eclipse. 
    Curtis Sliwa in his noontime show, WABC-radio AM770, on Nov 8 
noted the lunar eclipse. It occurred in nYSkies about 6 hours earlier. 
He noted the color of the umbra was red to suggest which party will 
gain offices in the elections then in progress. Sliwa slipped when he 
explained the eclipse occurs by the Sun moving in front of the Moon. 
    A few news media confused the hour of the lunar eclipse of Nov 8 
lunar eclipse, implying it will occur in evening of 8th. This may have 
caused many viewers to miss the event. 
    Mars on Dec 7 is occulted by Moon over most of US. In NYSkies Moon 
closely misses Mars, passing ~1 min N of planet Miss is wider for 
southern sites; narrower, north. See Dec 7. 
    Intl Earth rottn svc declared there is NO leapsecoon 31 Dec 2022. 
Final minute  of year,23:59 UT. has normal 60 seconds. Offest of UT 
against atomic time remains -37s since 2017 Jan 1. 
    Observers thruout NYSkies were thrilled by  lunar eclipse of 
November 8! was widely   The sky was clear with little interference 
from Moon before eclipse, transp 4-182 overall. Air was cool ~10C, 
occasional breeze, low humidity.  Paenumbta shade appeared ~10min 
before 1st contact.  Umbra seemed to have two zones. Inner was brick 
red, dark, diffuse mare outlines in binoculars. Other, south side, was 
orange with disc texture in binocs.  By mid totality  dawn began. Many 
observers lost Moon before moonset in bright dawn. 
    Comet 2022-E3 continues to brighten slowly, ~10.0 in mid Nov, 
still on predicted lightcurve or a bit above it.  It stays in CrB 
until mid Dec, then drifts to N Boo and Big Dipper. Elements 
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        Epoch 2022 Aug. 9.0 TT = JDT 2459800.5 
        Peri  T    2023 Jan. 12.78722 TT                                 
        Peri AU   1.1122566      
         Arg Peri   145.81470 0   
        Asc  Node   302.55388 
        Excenty   1.0002729      
        Inclintn   109.16858m 
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