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Urban Astrophotography 102: Deep Sky Imaging

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Thursdays, 7 PM. Dec. 2, 9, 16; Jan. 6, 20, 27; field night TBD

Light pollution has a huge impact on the way we perceive the night sky from New York. But readily available technology gives us great tools for taking photos and doing real time electronic viewing right through the light dome.

$60
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Astronomy Smorgasbord

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Wednesdays, 7 PM. January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16
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Six different astronomy topics presented by six instructors. Topics include Amateur Spectroscopy, 2022 Astronomical Calendar, Touring the night sky with Stellarium, Sound and Images in Presentations, Astronomy on the Ceiling of Grand Central Terminal, Basics of Telescopes and Observing.

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Observing: Fort Greene

Fort Greene 69 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Join the Amateur Astronomers Association in Fort Greene, Brooklyn for free observing sessions, open to the public!   We will meet near the corner of

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Astronomy 102: Stars, Galaxies, Cosmos

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Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 PM. Feb. 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10, 17, 2022.  Online via Zoom.
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Astronomy 102 explores the universe beyond the Solar System. We discuss how and when the universe began, the formation of stars and galaxies, its expansion, and probable future.  We study how astronomers measure great distances and how stars generate their tremendous energies.  We will explore how elements are produced in stars, the structure and types of galaxies, and exotic objects like neutron stars and black holes.

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Observing: Floyd Bennett Field

Floyd Bennett Field 3159 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Join the Amateur Astronomers Association at historic Floyd Bennett Field for free observing sessions, open to the public!   Floyd Bennett Field is part of…

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Observing: Great Kills Park

Great Kills Park 3270 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY

The Amateur Astronomers Association hosts observing sessions, free and open to the public, at Great Kills Park located in Great Kills, Staten Island, NY. The…

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CLOCKS, CALENDARS, COORDINATES, ORBITS

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Wednesdays, 7 PM. March 30; April 6, 13; May 4, 11, 18

The measurements of time in hours, days, months, and years has astronomy roots. Historically, calendar dates were particularly complex to fix in all cultures because the Earth, moon, and sun have revolution rates that are not simple multiples. Objects in the sky and in space are assigned coordinates using different systems. These coordinates are vital to determining and specifying the motions and orbits of space objects. It takes six parameters to specify an orbit. We explore these themes.

Observing: Carl Schurz Park

Carl Schurz Park East 86th Street & East End Ave, New York, NY

The Amateur Astronomers Association hosts observing sessions, free and open to the public, one Friday night each month from April through October at Carl Schurz…