Observe with AAA

Looking to see the stars and sky in the New York area? Come join us at a FREE observing event, open to all! Our members set up their telescopes all over the city throughout the year. We provide instruction on how to find objects in the night sky. If you’re thinking of getting binoculars or a telescope yourself, this is a good opportunity to look at and through some equipment and ask questions of experienced users.

Find us at a NYC park near you and join AAA for more observing opportunities like dark sky, solar, eclipses & out of town trips.

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New to observing? Thinking about purchasing binoculars or a telescope? Check out our wiki for in-depth guides and how-tos to get started!


What's Up in the Sky?

What’s Up in the Sky: March 2024

March 2024 What’s Up in the Sky AAA Observers’ March  Guide March ’s Evening Planets: Bright Jupiter will be in Aries the Ram until around 10 PM. Find Mercury in Pisces the Fish in the second half of March until around 8:30 PM. Uranus is between Cetus the Sea monster and Aries the Ram until around 11 PM.   March ’s Evening Stars: The Winter Triangle will be up until around midnight this month: Sirius, the brightest star viewed from Earth, is in Canis Major the Great Dog; Betelgeuse is in Orion the Hunter; and Procyon is in Canis Minor the Small Dog. Spot Capella in Auriga the Charioteer, Spica in Virgo the Maiden, Arcturus in Boötes the Herdsman, Aldebaran in Taurus the Bull, and bright Castor and Pollux in Gemini the Twins. Also find the stars of constellations Cassiopeia, Perseus, Cepheus, Leo, Hydra, Draco, Hercules, and Ursa Major and Ursa Minor (the Big and Little Dippers). March ’s Morning Planets: Bright Venus and red Mars will be moving between Capricornus the Sea-goat and Aquarius the Water-bearer  through the month as of 6 AM. Saturn will be in Aquarius the Water bearer as of 6 AM in the last week of the month. Dwarf Pluto will be in Sagittarius the Archer as of 5 AM and lingering until sunrise. March ’s Morning Stars: The Summer Triangle of Vega in Lyra the Harp, Deneb in Cygnus the Swan, and Altair in Aquila the Eagle will be up until sunrise. Look for reddish Antares in Scorpius the Scorpion, Castor and Pollux in Gemini the Twins, Arcturus in Boötes the Herdsman, and Spica in Virgo the Maiden, along with the stars of constellations Leo, Hercules, Libra, Cancer, Cassiopeia, Ophiuchus, Cepheus, Draco, and Ursa Major and Ursa Minor (the Big and Little Dippers). March

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