Star Party Ride

Date: 
Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 6:00pm
Location: 
Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Saturday: 11/9/2013 (Rain/Cloud date: Sunday 11/10/2013)

Join Time's Up! on 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.

Meet:
6:00 PM Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn
6:30 PM Brooklyn side of Williamsburg Bridge
7:00 PM Washington Square Park (under the arch), Manhattan

The Urban Starfest is free and open to the public!
http://aaa.org/starfest

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:
http://rigel.csi.cuny.edu/rowan/NYC_Urban_Starfest.html