A Brief History of Sidewalk Astronomy

With the Central Park Urban Starfest coming on September 22, now is an opportune time to look back on the history of astronomy outreach. Public

To Our Astronomers

As the sun begins to fade and fall into the earth, the sheets of night drape over our heads, the moon is given birth. The

Events on the Horizon

September dates of upcoming AAA events 01/Saturday Observing, Pier i, Manhattan, begins at sunset 04/Tuesday Observing, High Line, Manhattan; begins at sunset 05/Wednesday AAA Class,

ISS Transiting Jupiter

Transits are some of my favorite celestial events to photograph.  Images of the ISS transiting the Moon or the Sun provide a unique perspective on

Mars at Opposition July 30, 2018

During the last weekend in July, at 36 million miles, Mars was closer to earth than at any other time between 2003 and 2035.  Backyard

Back at The Waterfront

When I joined the club (aaa.org) in 2007 we didn’t have anywhere near as many observing sites as we have today. One of the first

What’s Up in the August Sky

August’s Evening Planets Bright Venus will be in Virgo the Virgin until around 9 PM. Red Mars will be up all night, between Capricornus the