Tag: October 2018

Starfest – Central Park – September 22, 2018

At Autumn Starfest 2018, Preston Stahly unveiled a new cinematic reel of images, “Starfest – Central Park – September 22, 2018 ” taken by AAA Astrophotographers. One

What is astronomy?

What is astronomy? I think deeply about this question as I write my second column for Eyepiece, now as a board-member of the Amateur Astronomers

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Did you ever wonder why there are laser beams being emitted from ground-based observatories? No, not to irritate the constellations Lion and Lynx (I had

Frightening Filters & Fermi

“Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.” – Arthur C. Clarke It is a

What’s Up in the October Sky

October’s Evening Planets Bright Venus will be up in Libra the Scales for one hour after sunset, close to the horizon in the first week


I’ve found that first-time views of Saturn through a telescope typically elicit gasps of delight followed by inquisitive questioning. Saturn’s startling beauty can open the

Autumn Starfest in Central Park

Can you believe that our premier annual event Autumn Starfest is already in its 23rd year? Did you know that the first “New York City

Clocks of the Universe with Mihir Kulkarni

What is today’s date?  Well, depending on which calendar you use, that could be an interesting discussion.  On Friday evening, September 21, 2018—based on the

How to Mess with the Mind of a City Boy

I’m trash.  I’m filth.  I’m no good for you.  I have to confess that I cheated on you by joining the Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association (MHAA).  Even worse, I’ve been