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.
Stargazing at the High Line takes place starting at dusk every Tuesday, located just south of The Standard Hotel near Little West 12th Street.
No experience is necessary and telescopes will be provided between dusk and park closure.
This High Line program is free and open to visitors of all ages. No RSVP is required.
Stargazing on the High Line is subject to cancellation due to overcast conditions or inclement weather. If a stargazing session needs to be canceled, we’ll post on @highlinenyc’s Twitter 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 began its weekly observing sessions on the High Line on Tuesday, August 25, 2009.
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.
Major support for High Line Community Engagement Programs is provided by Sarah Min and Matt Pincus, Susan and Stephen Scherr, and Denise Littlefield Sobel.
Additional support provided by the NYC Green Relief & Recovery Fund.