AAA Autumn Starfest 2019

Saturday, September 7 from 7:00 PM EDT in Sheep Meadow, Central Park

Join the Amateur Astronomers Association (AAA) of New York at their annual Autumn Starfest at the Sheep Meadow in Central Park. AAA members will share views through their telescopes of planets, star clusters, double stars, and other objects in the night sky. See Jupiter, Saturn, the craters of the moon! Amazing views of the heavens brought to you by the AAA and the Urban Park Rangers lead by Sgt. Rob Mastrianni.

  • Free and open to the public!  All ages welcome.
  • Free raffles! Tickets available at entrance gate.
  • Free glow sticks to the first 250!

WHAT: Autumn Starfest in Central Park

WHO:  Amateur Astronomers Association (AAA) of New York  (aaa.org) and the Urban Park Rangers

WHEN: Saturday, September 7, 7:00 – 10:00 pm, – clear skies or cloudy.  Free raffles throughout the evening.

WHERE: Central Park, Sheep Meadow.  Enter at W67 St and Central Park West.

Since its beginning in 1995, Starfest is one of the AAA’s most exciting annual events. Click for more information on the history of Starfest.

Map of the Sheep Meadow

What’s Up in the Sky

On 7 September 2019, a 9-day waxing gibbous Moon rises at 3:33 PM EDT. When the Sunsets at 7:18 PM EDT, the Moon will be nearly due south, separated from Saturn by four fingers width at arms length (~7º). Jupiter, is about three times that distance (21º), west of the Moon.

As the sky darkens, observers will turn their telescopes towards deep sky objects like multiple stars, open clusters, globular clusters, maybe a galaxy or two. Back to the solar system, two icy giants rise, Neptune and Uranus.

Civil Times

 3:33 PM EDT  Moonrise
 7:00 PM  Starfest begins
 7:18 PM  Sunset
 7:46 PM  Civil twilight ends
 8:19 PM  Nautical twilight ends
 8:53 PM  Astronomical twilight ends

Mark you calendars and keep a look out for more details as the date approaches.

You can register ahead of time by clicking here.

Contact us if you have general questions at starfest_info@aaa.org

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