Stargazing

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Author: 
Amelia Krales
Photo by Oliver RichThis month, Tuesday evenings are best spent gazing at the stars on the High Line. Photo by Oliver Rich

Come observe the celestial bodies above the High Line. On Tuesday evenings through the end of the month, the Amateur Astronomers Association will set up their high-powered telescopes to provide visitors an opportunity to get an up-close-and-personal look at the stars and planets. Stargazing on the High Line is a free program, so take advantage of one of the final three opportunities of the season.

High Line Photographer Oliver Rich took this photo earlier in the season using a tripod and a long exposure to capture the movement of people while keeping the stationary objects tack-sharp. Thank you, Oliver, for this wonderful image!

For more about this program and our other upcoming programs for adults and kids alike, visit the High Line Events page.

Author: 
Erika Harvey
Stop by the High Line tomorrow at sunset to catch the Transit of Venus – an astronomical event in which the planet Venus will pass before the Sun, as seen here in an image from 2004. Photo by NASA.
 

We are keeping our fingers crossed that the rain and clouds will break for tomorrow’s stargazing session on the High Line. If the weather permits, you’ll be able to see a rare astronomical event called the Transit of Venus.

At approximately 6:00 PM, the planet Venus will begin to pass directly between the Sun and the Earth. The last Transit of Venus took place in June of 2004, and projections show it won’t be visible again until the year 2117!

Learn more after the jump.

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