If last year’s solar eclipse inspired you to learn more about the sun and moon and stars, join NYC members of the Amateur Astronomers Association for FREE stargazing through giant telescopes several evenings a week.
The astronomers set up their high-powered telescopes Tuesdays at dusk on the High Line near The Standard, and share their enthusiasm and knowledge about what’s above the world famous NYC skyline.
Every Friday evening, the amateur astronomers and their telescopes are at Lincoln Center Plaza.
The stargazing is 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., weather permitting, through the end of October.
The Amateur Astronomers Association also hosts stargazing events at Inwood Hill Park, Carl Schurz Park, Brooklyn Museum Plaza, Floyd Bennett Field and other locations, on a less regular basis.
See their website calendar for dates and details.
This posting on free stargazing was published first in 2014 and is updated annually.