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Photo by Liz Ligon

Stargazing on the High Line

Every Tuesday from sunset to 30 minutes before park closure
On the High Line at Little West 12th Street

Head to the High Line each Tuesday night for a walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association to see rare celestial sights.

No experience is necessary and telescopes will be provided between sunset and park closure.

This High Line program is free and open to visitors of all ages. No RSVP is required. Stargazing is offered every Tuesday from April 2, 2024, to October 29, 2024.

Stargazing on the High Line is subject to cancelation due to overcast conditions or inclement weather. If a stargazing session needs to be canceled, we’ll post on @highlinenyc’s X feed by 3pm on the day of the event.

Here’s a taste of what to expect:

About The Amateur Astronomers Association:

The Amateur Astronomers Association was organized in 1927 to promote the study of astronomy, by offering free night sky and solar observing, weather permitting.

In addition to their sidewalk outreach, they provide economical classes in astronomy to members, sponsor free lectures at the American Museum of Natural History, visit NYC schools at no charge to teach kids about our universe, and produce our own newsletter, Eyepiece. Lastly, they offer a podcast, AAA Sky, available on all popular podcast platforms.

The Amateur Astronomers Association has been hosting weekly observing sessions on the High Line since 2009.

Photo release

By attending this event, you agree that photos and/or video footage of you may be taken, and you grant your permission to Friends of the High Line and its agents/licensees to use such photos/footage for promotional and other purposes.


Stargazing at the High Line is presented by Friends of the High Line in partnership with the Amateur Astronomers Association.

High Line Programs and accessibility are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Adrienne Adams.

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