The Night Sky

Inwood Hill Nature Center, New York, NY 

START: 9:00 PM November 20, 2011

END: 11:00 PM November 20, 2011

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The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered and New York City parks are the perfect place to stargaze and explore the night sky. The NYC Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe.

Astronomy is consistently rated as a favorite science topic for children and our programs are the perfect gateway for furthering science education. Fall and winter are the best times to observe meteor showers, the phases of the moon, and many planets of the Milky Way.

Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Many programs feature astronomy experts and all equipment is provided. Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets. Programs are best enjoyed on clear nights, so please call ahead if weather conditions are not clear.

More information: http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2011/11/20/the-night-sky

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