Star Parties: Two Stargazing Events In Brooklyn This Week

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GOWANUS – There are two opportunities this week—weather permitting—to view the stars through a telescope with local astronomers.

The first event, Starry Night: A Night of Stargazing and Drinks, is scheduled for Tuesday, September 18 at Parklike, 636 Degraw Street (between 3rd & 4th Avenues) from 9pm to 11pm.

Brooklyn’s “friendly neighborhood astronomer” Irene Pease will share her telescope with attendees at the venue’s back garden, giving participant’s the chance to see the moon, Mars, and the Summer Triangle. Pease is know to offer passersby, patrons at outdoor bars, and visitors to the Brooklyn Museum Plaza and Prospect Park, peeks of the sky through Brooklyn’s Prettiest Telescope.

Parklife will offer drink specials during the event.

Unfortunately, the forecast is currently looking like rain for tomorrow, so check ahead before you go.

KENSINGTON – Another opportunity to take in the starry skies comes with Stargazing with the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York on Thursday, September 20 at the Avenue C Plaza (at McDonald Ave) from 7:30pm to 11:30pm.

Faisal Halim on the far left (Photo by Faisal Halim aka Md. Halim)

After hosting a successful stargazing event on the Summer Solstice back in June, Joe Delfausse and Faisal Halim, members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, return for another free community event. Like Pease, Delfausse enjoys “taking my telescope to places where the people are.”

So far, the weather forecast for Thursday looks more promising. Keep looking to the stars!

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