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!

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What's Up in the Sky?

What’s Up in the Sky – April 2024

AAA Observers’ April   Guide April’s Evening Planets: Bright Jupiter will be between Aries the Ram and Taurus the Bull until around 10 PM and setting earlier every night. Mercury will be up until around 8 PM in Pisces the Fish in the first week of April. Uranus is in Cetus the Sea monster until 11 PM and earlier every night until 9 PM by the end of the month. April’s Evening Stars: The Winter Triangle will be up until around 11 PM, and setting earlier every night: 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, Arcturus in Bootes the Herdsman, Regulus in Leo the Lion, Spica in Virgo the Virgin, and bright Castor and Pollux in Gemini the Twins. Also find the stars of constellations Cassiopeia, Cepheus, Hercules, Cancer, Perseus, Draco, Virgo, Leo, Hydra, and Ursa Major and Ursa Minor (the Big and Little Dippers). April’s Morning Planets: Saturn will be in Aquarius the Water bearer as of 6 AM and rising earlier every morning until 4 AM by the end of the month. Bright Venus will be in Pisces the Fish as of 6 AM. You can find red Mars moving between Aquarius the Waster-bearer and Pisces the Fish as of 6 AM. Mercury will be in Pisces the Fish as of 5:30 AM in the second half of April. Neptune is in Pisces the Fish as of 7 AM. Dwarf Pluto is between Sagittarius the Archer and Capricornus the Sea-goat at 4 AM and lingering until the morning. April ’s Morning Stars: The Summer Triangle of Vega in Lyra the Harp, Deneb in Cygnus the Swan, and Altair in Aquila the

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