The Sky Tonight
Take an awe-inspiring tour of the night sky as seen from our area, with topics ranging from visible planets, bright stars, and the Milky Way, to periodic comets, seasonal constellations, alien planets, upcoming rocket launches, and more!
With the Big Dipper high in the sky, June is a good time of year to practice using this famous asterism to find the North Star (Polaris), Arcturus in Bootes, Spica in Virgo, and Leo the lion, with a technique called “Star Hopping.”
In July, learn all about the Summer Triangle and how it is the site of supernova remnants—a pulsar, a black hole, giant dust clouds, and thousands of alien planets—not to mention the only musical instrument among the constellations.
Recommended for ages 8+; 60-minute live and interactive show. Advance reservations are encouraged.
Sponsored by Domino Sugar Yonkers Refinery.