Grand Army Plaza
Take a stellar bike ride to the annual Urban Starfest in the Sheep Meadow of Central Park hosted by the Amateur Astronomers Association, in conjunction with the Urban Park Rangers.
6:00 PM – Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn
6:30 PM – Brooklyn side of Williamsburg Bridge (quick stop)
7:00 PM – Washington Square Park (under the arch), Manhattan
The Urban Starfest is free and open to the public!
The Urban Starfest demonstrates the ability and perseverance of amateur astronomers and the general public to view the wonders of the night sky, even though we will be only a mile from the heavy light pollution of Times Square!
The Sheep Meadow is an open area, free of glare from local lighting, where almost the entire sky can be seen.
Many club members and other amateur astronomers bring telescopes—some fairly large—so that they and the public can share the heavenly views.
History of the event: