Quasars. Black Holes. Distant planets, extraterrestrial life forms, and Elton John’s “Rocket Man.” Space is some deep shit, so deep that my own astronomical studies ended when I realized that I couldn’t figure out my horoscope by using the Doppler Effect. Nonetheless, astronomy has remained of interest to me, which is why I am so jazzed to stargaze for FREE on the High Line this Tuesday. Friends of the High Line, and the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York will host an evening of telescopes and astronomy experts every Tuesday at dusk until October 25th (weather permitting). Geektastic!
As if filling your noggin with knowledge about the kind of Milky Way that isn’t a candy bar is not cool enough, the event’s location at the High Line is just an added bonus. Walking along an elevated park that overlooks the Hudson River on one side and NYC’s picturesque West Side on the other, you probably won’t know how to handle all of the gorgeousness going on around you. I can imagine that the scene will only get better under the night sky, surrounded by a bunch of space geeks who are excited to wax poetic to you about waxing crescents. So pull up the Bill Nye the Science Guy videos on YouTube and get a quick refresher before heading over to the High Line tomorrow night– city skylines and brainy babes sound like the perfect set-up for pondering the mysteries of the universe. Full information HERE.
Stargazing on the High Line
Every Tuesday until 10/25, 7:30pm
Ganesevoort St. and 10th Ave.
New York, NY [Meatpacking District]
Image via High Line website