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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!

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What's Up in the Sky?

What’s Up in the Sky – June 2024

AAA Observers’ June Guide June’s Evening Planets: Mercury will be in Gemini the Twins in the last week of June until around 8 PM. June’s Evening Stars: Spot the Summer Triangle of Vega in Lyra the Harp, Deneb in Cygnus the Swan, and Altair in Aquila the Eagle. Look for reddish Antares in Scorpius the Scorpion, Arcturus in Boötes the Herdsman, Spica in Virgo the Maiden, along with the stars of constellations Lyra, Hercules, Scorpius, Sagittarius, Libra, Leo, Cepheus, Ophiuchus, Cassiopeia, Draco, and Ursa Major and Ursa Minor (the Big and Little Dippers). June’s Morning Planets: Mercury will be in Taurus the Bull as of 5 AM on the first week of June.  Find Jupiter and Uranus in Taurus the Bull as of 5 AM and rising earlier every morning. Saturn is in Aquarius the Water-bearer lingering until sunrise. Red Mars will be up moving between Pescis the fish and Cetus the Sea-monster through the month as of 4 AM and rising earlier every night. Neptune is in Pisces the Fish as of 2 AM and rising earlier every night. Dwarf Pluto will be in Sagittarius the Archer until dawn. June’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.  This month, look for Arcturus in Boötes, Capella in Auriga the charioteer along with the stars of constellations Hercules, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Pegasus, Perseus, Andromeda, Capricornus, Cepheus, Ophiuchus, Cassiopeia, Draco, Ursa Major, and Ursa Minor (the Big and Little Dippers). June Skylights:

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