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NYC EVENTS FOR JANUARY 2023 
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  John Pazmino 
 NYSkies Astronomy In+c 
 www.nyskies.org 
 nyskies@nyskies.org 

    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. 
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'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 given for each Saturday  
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      Sun   Mon   Tue   Wed   Thu   fri   Sat  sunset 
      ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---   ---  ------
        1     2     3     4    5     (6#)   7  16:45 
        8     9    10    11   12     13   (14. 16:52 
       15    13    17    18   19     20#  .21. 17:00 
       22     23   24    25   26     27   .28) 17:08 
       29      30  31    +1   +2     +3#   +4  17;17 
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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 - - - spr 

    CONNECTICUT - CT 
     *A S of Gtr Hartford - !!! 
  Astro Sco of Greenwich  - !!! 
 *Astro Soc of New Haven  - !!! 
  Bowman Observatory -  4, 18 
  Litchfield Hills AAC mtg  13 
  Litchfield Hills AAC lect SPR 
   *McCarthy Observatory  - 14 
   New Pond Farm  - - - - - SPR 
  Stamford Museum - - - - -  6, 13, 20, 27 
  Van Vleck Obsy (ASGH)   - 18, 25 
  Van Vleck Obsy (WU)  - -             7, 14, 21 
  Western Conn St Uv  - - - !!! 
  Westport Astro Soc mtg  - 17       
  Westport Astro Soc starvg  4, 11, 18, 25 
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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 - -  8 
 *Amat Obsrs Soc starvwing  !!! 
  Amer Instt Aero & Astro - !!! 
  Astro Soc of Long Island   4, 11, 18, 25    
  Custer Institute  - - - -  7, 14, 21, 28 
  Hmaptons Observatory  - - !!! 
  Hofstra Univ Obsy - - - - SPR 
 LIRR svc to Grd Cntl Tml -  1 
  SUNY Stony Brook  Astro - SPR 
 *Susan Rose Observatory  - 7, 14, 21, 28 

   MANHATTAN - MH 
 *Amat Astro Assn starvwg -  0 
 *Amat Astro Assn lecture - !!! 
  Amer Instt Archaeology  - !!! 
  Ctr for Atmos & Ocean Sci SPR 
  Ctr for Science & Society SPR 
  Central Pk (Great Lawn) - !!! 
 Civil Rights Day - - - - - 16 
  Columbia Climate School - !!! 
  Columbia Univ Astro - - - SPR 

  East Side Access opens  -  1 
  Glone at Night  - - - - - 13-23 
  Govvernors Island - - - -  0 
  Hayden Plm 'Frontiers' -- S17 
  Hayden Plm 'Live!' -  - - SPR 
  Instt Stud Ancnt World  - !APR 
  Intrepid Museum  - - - -- SPR 
 *Inwood Astronomy Project  !!! 
  Jupiter Joe's Astronomy - !!! 
  Natl Musm of Mathematics  11 
  New Years Day - - - - - -  1 
  NYC-H2O  - - - - - - - -   0 
  New York Map Society  - - !!! 
  NYU Astrop & Relatvty - - 24, 31 
 *NYSkies Astronomy Seminar  6, 20 (digital Seminars) 
  Periehlion Day  - - - - -            4 
  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  
  Lamont-Doherty Obsy   - - !!! 
  Mid-Hudson Astro Assn - -          25 
  Vassar Collee Obsy  - - -  18, 25 
  Ward Pound Ridge  - - - - SPR 
  Westchester Amat Astro  - 13 


    NEW JERSEY - NJ  
  A A A of Princeton  - - - !!! 
 *Amat Astro Inc meeting  -  6, 27 
 *Amat Astro Inc lecture  - 20  
  A S of Toms Rv Area - - - 13 
  Morris Musm Astro Soc - - SPR 
  NJ Astro Assn starviewing SPR 
  NJ Astro Assn sunviewing  SPR 
  No Jersey Astro Gp mtg  - 18 
  No Jersey Astro Gp starvgSPR 
  Peyton Observator y - - - SPR 
  Plasma Physics Lab  - - - !!! 
  Rutgers Univ Astro Collqm !!! 
  Rutgers Univ Astro Semnr  !!! 
  *S*T*A*R -- - - - - - - - !!! 
  Schommer Observatory  - - 12, 26 
 *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 - SPR 


    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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 # 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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Sun  1 Jan 
    all day - whole City - MH - New Years Day 
        Please check with event contact for session falling on this 
        day by rule or outdated schedule 
    05:00 - Grand Central Ter,omal - MM - East Side Access opens 
        TENTATIVE DATE; INQUIRE AT CONTACT 
        New terminal for Long Is RR opens for service. Named 'Grand 
        Central Madison', it is 3rd and 4th deck of GCT, 8 tks, 4 
        platforms. Entry thru west side of GCT. 
        LIIRR trains now WORK BOTH Penn Station or GCT.  check 
         schedules. www.mta.info. Schematic map: 
         ------------------------------------
                  from LIRR 
                        |                                  to GCT 
                        |63 St Tnl                     deck 1 & 2 
                        |                       ########   % 
                         \                   ---# deck #  % 
                          \      Park Av     / -#  #3  # %elevators 
                           -\-------------\ /  #########%escalators 
                                            \---# deck # 
                                             \--# #4   # 
                                                ######## 
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    05:00 - whole Island - LI - LiRR svc to Grd Cntl Tml 
        TENTATIVE DATE; INQUIRE AT CONTACT 
        Long Is RR starts service to GCT 's new East Side Access dept. 
        LIRR lines work BOTH Penn Station or CT. Check 
        schedules. www.mta.info. 

Wed  4 Jan 
    all day - whole City - MH - Perihelion Day 
        Celebrate Earth's rounding of cloest point in her orbit around 
        Sun. Many astronomers, others, exchange perihelion greetings, 
        usually by homemade cards ad flyers. No known commercial 
        greeting cards. 
    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 
    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 
 
Fri  6 Jan 
    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 - Stamford - 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 

Sat  7 Jan 
    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  

Sun  8 Jan 
    13;30 - Garden City - LI - Amat Obsrs Soc meeting 
         Cradle of Aviation, Garden. free. www.aosny.org, 
        suerose@optonline.net 

Wed 11 Jan 
    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 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see Jan 4 
    20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Jan 4 

hu 12 Jan 
    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 13 Jan 
     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 Cttr. Free.  lhaacsec@gmail.com, lhastro.org 
    20:00 - 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: 
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     2022 Nvember 16-25 
     2022 December 15-24 
     2023 January 13-23 
     2023 February 12-21 
     2023 March 13-22 
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        Details at www.nyskies.org/gannyc.htm. 
    20:00 - Stamford - CT - astronomy lecture - see Jan 6 

Sat 14 Jan 
    19:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing  - see Jan 7 
    19:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - see Jan 7 
    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 

Mon 16 Jan - whole City - MH - Civil Rights Day 
        Please check with event contact for session falling on this 
        day by rule or outdated schedule 

Tue 17 Jan 
    19:00 - Hayden Planetarium - MH - 'Frontiers' lecture 
        Enter at 81 St/Cntl Pk W, then follow usher. 
        $15, adv regn reqd. 212-769-5100, www.amnh.org/programs     
    20:00 - Westport - CT - Westport Astro soc meeting- see Oct 1 
         Rolnick Obsy.  Free. www.was-ct.org, 203-227-0925 

Wed 18 Jan 
    19:00 - Greenwich - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Jan 4 
  20:00 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see Jan 4 
    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 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Jan 4 
    20:00 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see Jan 4 
    20:15 - Upper Montclair - NJ - No Jersey Astro Gp meeting 
        Montclair St Univ, Richardson Hall, Room 232. Free. 
        njastro.org, 973-655-7266 
    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 20 Jan 
    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 
    20:30 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc lec meeting 
        Union Co Coll, sperry Obsy. indoor talk, clearsky 
        starviewing. Free. www.asterism.org 

Sat 21 Jan 
    19:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing  - see Jan 7 
    19:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - see Jan 7 

Tue 24 Jan 
    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 25 Jan 
    20:00 - Westport - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Jan 4 
    20:00 - Middletown - CT - clearsky starviewing - see Jan 18 
    20:00 - Centerport - LI - Astro Soc of LI meeting - see Jan 4 
    21:00 - Poughkeepsie - NY - clearsky starviewing - see Jan 18 

Thu 26 Jan 
    20:30 - Piscataway - NJ - clearsky starviewng - see Jan 12 

 ri 27 Jan 
    20:00 - Stamford - CT - astronomy lecture - see Jan 6 
    20:30 - Cranford - NJ - Amat Astro Inc lec meeting - see Jan 6 

Sat 28 Jan 
    19:00 - Susan Rose Obsy - LI - clearsky starviewing  - see Jan 7 
    19:00 - Southold - LI - Custer Institute meeting - see Jan 7 

Tue 31 Jan 
    14:00 - New York University - MH - astronomy lecture - see Jan 24 
 = = = = = 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 
  -----        Fayerweather Hall, Rm 513. 'Serendipity and epiphany in 
        scientific discovery' Free, asv regn reqd.   212-853-1612, 
        scienceandsociety@columbia.edu, 
        scienceandsociety.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 
    14;00 - Vorhees St Pk - NJ - clearsky sunviewing  
        Robinson Obsy. clearsky sunrviewining. 
        Free.  www.njaa.org, 908-368-8500 
    15:30 - Courant Institute - MH - science lecture 
        Ctr for Atmosp & Ocean Studies. Weaver Hall, 251 Mercer 
        St. Various topics in geophysics and earth science. Free. 
        caos.cims.nyu.edu, shafer@cims.nyu.edu 
    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 
    17:30 - West Reading - CT - cleatsky starviewing 
        New Pond Farm, obseratory. outdoor clearsky  starviewing. $10, 
        adv regn reqd, cancelled for clouds. www.newpondfarm.org, 
    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 - 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 N   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 
    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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Jenny Jump St Forest - NJ - Utd A C of NJ mtg 
        UACNJ Obsy. Indoor talk, clearsky starviewing. Free. 
    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, 
        secretscienceclub@gmail.com 
    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 - 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 
     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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 [!!!] ENCOMBERED BY CORONAVIRUS; UNCERTAIN RESUMPTION 
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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 - East Meadow - LI -  Amer Instt Aero & Astro lecture 
        Borlli's Restaurant, 1580 Hempstead Tk. Various topics in 
        aeronautics and astronautics.  'The road to space, the next 
        thousand years'. $40, incl dinner, adv regn reqd. 
         516-458-8593, davidparis@twc.com 
    18:00 - Amagansett - LI - astronomy lecture 
        amptons Obsy. Amagansett Library. Indoor talk, clearsky 
        sunviewing. Free. www.montaukobservatory.com 
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    18:30 - 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  
     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 
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General news 
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    Little advance in restoring normal operations in astronomy for New 
York. a couple events slided back to '!!!' because their events ae now 
online. Others moved into 'SPR' usually turning latent for the 
/winter break at their hosts. 
    Hayden Pln resumed in-person lectures in its 'Frontiers' series. 
See Jan 17. Its 'Live!' lectures are still in 'SPR' perhaps to start up 
in February. 
    A clever medium between remote and in-person events was relayed to 
me from beyond NYSkies. A museum lets public into its auditorium but 
the presentation is projected onto a screen from the speaker's 
remote location. Is this an 'in-person' event? Yes, it's like watching 
a movie or in a cinema. Audience is physicly present at the theater for 
the normal personal  interactions. There were occasional instances of 
such 'in-person remote' shows in NYSkies before the lockdown.

City news ---------
    MSC Cruises starts in April 2023 sailing its 'Escape' ship from 
Brooklyn Terminal, Pier 6.Trip run year-round cruises head for Canada, 
    On Dec 8 NYC Transit closed out its last remaining token clerk. 
Token clerks are now circulating station agents to assist riders. All 
money transactions are done thru the MetroCard vending 
points. Booths stay in place as office for agents. 
    St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Liberty St  and West St, Manh, 
reopened on Dec 6 in its all-new edifice. Old building was atomized in 
the WTC attacks in 5001 Church, like old one, is dazzling white stone 
with contemporary and traditional elements. It was designed by 
Calatrava, who designed the nearby Oculus, PATH rail terminal. 
 Church is also a National Shrine for the WTC victims.. 
    John Bachelor, WABC  AM770 New York, 0 Dec discussed 'The elephant 
in the universe' with author Schilling. They reviewed history of dark 
matter from 1920s noting work of Kapteyn, Zwicky, ostriker, Rubin, 
others.They explained current hunt with AMS (on IS), DAMA, Xenon, CMB, 
blackholes,
Web, neutrinos.   
    First NYS-licenced cannabis stores opened on Dec 29 at 750 
Broadway, Greenwich Vg MH. Run by Housing works, npo FOR hiv/aids 
SERVICES.it's convenient to East Vg and NYU. 8 St (Broadway line) and 
Astor Pl (Lexington Av line) are a few steps away. NYS is awarding 
cannabis licences gradually with some 25 in NYC in 2023. Cannabis 
smoking was legalized in March 2021 but until now it was unlawful to 
sell or buy. Partakers 'shot the Tubes' to  NJ's cannabis shops. 
    The December 2 Seminar on the HR diagram  was a widely 
appreciated lesson. Readers, probably by referral or pass-along, noted 
the Seminar was the clearest, lively, mature explanation of the 
diagram they sat. It's in our web at 

    www.nyskies.org/av-files/av-files.htm

with the two files, narration and slideshow, near the bottom of the 
links of Seminars. 
    Groundbreaking on Dec 8 on expansion of Metro-North Railroad in 
the Bronx. Amtrak line in Bronx and Queens rebuilding to send MNR 
trains from Westchester/Connecticut to Penn Station by 2027. Project 
includes new bridges and interlockings,  third-rail on certain tracks, 
four Bronx stations in Hunts Point, Parkchester, Morris Park, CoOp 
City. 
    On Dec 11 the final PA crossing converted to EZPass tolls, no 
longer accepting cash. The Lincoln Tnl closed it toll booths, letting 
motorists clock thru with their EZPass payment boxes. Drivers without 
EXPass get billed for toll by mail. Other crossings already with 
EZPass are Holland Tnl, George Washington Brg, Bayonne Brg Goethels 
Brg, Outerbridge Xg. 
    SantaCon returned in full force after coronavirus on Dec 10. It 
was cancelled or curtailed until now. People, all genders, wearing 
Santa Claus costumes bar-hopped all night long. They purposely get so 
drunk they pass out in street or discharge noxious body effluents. 
Fights and brawls break out. Order was restored during the 11th. 
    NYS Senate law 4511A took effect on Dec 3. It prohibits  'hateful 
speech'  contect in INTernet social media doing business within the 
state.  It mandates such media post clearly and concisely their 
```````program for recognizing, qualifying, removing hateful speech. 
content may be found be the media, subscriber complaint, NYS Internet 
enforcement agencies. Media not properly monitoring and cleanig 
content are subject to severe fines and possible legal charges. 
    Small fire broke out on SI ferry 'Sandy Ground' on Dec 22 17:18 
EST. Boat with ~900 riders and crew was heading to St George SI. Altho 
fire was suppressed by fire protection system, all people were taken 
off by tugboats and brought to St George. FDDNY and US Coast Guard 
secured ferry in harbor for investigation. Five riders had minor 
injuries during the evacuation, all treated at scene or local 
hospital. 

Sky news
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    December was poor observing month due to overall cloudy skies. 
While stars were covered, observers uncovered out of winter gear under 
the mild, almost spring, air. The only seasonbal temps came on Dec 

    NYSkies region observed lose miss of Mars by Moon on Dec 7. Thin 
cloud interfered but frequent clearings offered good views. Northern 
side enjoyed graze of Mars along lunar mountains. southern section saw 
wider miss.0 Air was mild and calm, letting observers stand outside 
comfortably in indoor dress. 
    Dec 12 was Day of Our LAdy of Guadalupe, named for Mexico town of 
Virgin Mary's apparition on 1531 Dec 12 (Julian). Story tells that she 
impressed her likeness in witness's cloak, preserved in town's 
monument. It also has a sketchedf starmap. Constellations are mirrored 
as if seen from outside celestial sphere. 
    Natl UFO Reporting Ctr ion Dec 15 noted that NYC in 2022 observed 
28 UFOs. Manhattan saw 1; Queens, 6; Brooklyn, 4;Staten island, 3; The 
Bronx, 2. City spotted 27 during 2021. 
    First major winter storm rumbled across NYSkies on Dec 23,, owl 
hours. Dense rain in NYC, thick snow beyond. Strong wind, -10C temps 
came in early morning, ripping off loose fixtures, toppling weak 
structures. High water flooded the Rockaways and Jamaica Bay coast. 
Storm entered from Midwest where it crippled air travel during yearend 
holidays. 
    On 2023 Jan 1-7 all nine planets string out along the ecliptic in 
evening  sky. They aren't in order and Mercury-Venus-Pluto shuffle 
about low in SW. East from there are Saturn, Neptune, Jupiter, Uranus, 
Mars. Moon cruises past the planets, standing for Earth. 
    Perihelion Day is January 4 with Earth 147.1 million k, from sun. 
Many astronomers celebrate it with homemade greeting cards, there 
being no commercially offered ones. usual design is doctored picture 
of Earth orbit near perihelion point. 
    After he Mars-Moon conjunction on 2022 Dec 7-8 readers asked about 
future Moon -planet conjunctions. Here is a table for Jan-Mar 2023. 
Please test each for your longitude to see if best fit is a day 
earlier or later. .Row gives UT date-time, conjuncting objects, zodiac 
location.. 
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