Category: Around Town

A Day At the Museum

I was at the American Museum of Natural History, on the Central Park West steps, using the Volunteer Department’s donated 6″ f/8 Dobsonian with a

Elusive Mercury Makes an Appearance

I was the first to arrive to set up at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn just before 7:00 a.m. for the Transit of Mercury. A

Transit in the Park

By Parker Bossier Here’s my flickr album from the transit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/parkerbossier/albums/72157711808512487. Also see the .gif I made of a skyscraper eclipsing the transit: I moved to

Sunny Morning for a Transit

On Nov. 11 in East River Park in Manhattan, a team of amateur astronomers and astro-photographers from the AAA met to document the transit of

A Beautiful Day for a Transit

The Mercury Transit was on a beautifully warm and sunny day — certainly warmer than the forecasts had had me expecting. The sun cleared the

The Messenger Crosses the Sun

On Monday, Nov 11th, Mercury made its fourth transit across the sun this century. AAA members across New York City and beyond experienced this rare

Diwali Festival on the High Line

Samosas with traditional sweets called jalebi and kaju katli, surrounded by candles, Indian music, and telescopes must mean it’s the annual AAA Diwali Festival. We

Congressional Solar Viewing

Probably the only member of Congress with an asteroid named after her got some solar viewing in through AAA telescopes recently. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of

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