FRIDAY 5/3: Free Stargazing At Columbia University Rooftop Observatory

WEATHER UPDATE, 5/3: From the Columbia Astronomy Outreach website at 12:30 pm: “WEATHER FORECAST: GOOD – TELESCOPE OBSERVING LIKELY” Great free event at Columbia tomorrow night (Friday, 5/3): Columbia Astronomy Outreach is hosting their bi-weekly stargazing and astronomy lecture series from 8:00 – 10:00 pm. It’s a 30 minute talk followed by 90 minutes of stargazing [...]

FRIDAY 4/19: Free Stargazing At Columbia University Rooftop Observatory (Weather Permitting)

Great free event at Columbia tomorrow night (Friday, 4/19): Columbia Astronomy Outreach is hosting their bi-weekly stargazing and astronomy lecture series from 8:00 – 10:00 pm. It’s a 30 minute talk followed by 90 minutes of stargazing from the rooftop observatory at Columbia’s Pupin Hall.

FRIDAY 4/5: Free Stargazing At Columbia University Rooftop Observatory

I’ve been snooping around Columbia University’s website recently looking for public events and just came across a great offering that takes place every other Friday (at least until the end of the academic calendar). It’s a free stargazing and lecture series that features a 30 minute talk followed by 90 minutes of stargazing from the [...]

Free & Cheap Upper West Side Events: 3/9/13

NOTE: Don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour tonight (i.e. 2:00 am Sunday becomes 3:00 am Sunday) Free and cheap events in the neighborhood on Saturday, March 9th, 2013…

SATURDAY NIGHT: Free Urban Starfest In Central Park

Interesting free event in Central Park tomorrow night (Saturday, 10/20). The Amateur Astronomers Association of New York (AAA), in conjunction with the NYC Urban Park Rangers, will “take Manhattan on a tour of our solar system and universe” during its annual Urban Starfest in Sheep Meadow.

Free & Cheap Upper West Side Events: 9/25/12

Free and cheap events in the neighborhood on Tuesday, September 25th, 2012…

Laser Art Show On The Hayden Planetarium Sphere

While it’s not specific to today’s Macy’s balloon inflation, if you’re going to be in the area of the Museum of Natural History for the inflations, you might be interested in the laser art show projected on the Hayden Planetarium sphere (West 81st, between Central Park West & Columbus). It’s visible from the street and [...]

Manhattanhenge Tonight At 8:17 pm

I try and keep things focused on the UWS here, but I saw this mentioned in a variety of places and I thought it was too cool not to share (yes, I can be a geek). Tonight (and apparently yesterday) New Yorkers can revel in the bi-annual phenomenon known as “Manhattanhenge.” Neil deGrasse Tyson describes [...]

Free & Cheap Upper West Side Events: 5/31/11

Events in the neighborhood on Tuesday, May 31st, 2011… Central Park Walking Tour: Amble Through The Ramble Belvedere Castle (mid-Park, just north of 79th) 12:00 – 1:00 pm FREE Click here for more information Dixieland Jazz By The Gotham Jazzmen New York Public Library For The Performing Arts (111 Amsterdam, between 64th & 65th) 12:00 [...]