Astronomy Night

Photograph courtesy of the Intrepid Museum
The USS Intrepid
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Hell's Kitchen Saturday August 23 2014 19:30 - 22:30

Saturn and Mars will be unusally close to Earth tonight, making your view of the stars on the deck of the Intrepid quite literally otherworldly. Amateur astronomers will guide your observation through eight telescopes of varying strengths, so look from the closest north star to the farthest visible planet. Also look for multimedia presentations and gratis tea and coffee. Make sure to R.S.V.P for a spot in advance.To R.S.V.P., e-mail or call 646-381-5164. Bad weather cancels.

Venue name: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Address: Pier 86, Twelfth Ave
New York
Cross street: at 46th St
Opening hours: Daily 10am–5pm, Sat & Sun: 10am-6pm, Holidays Apr-Nov: 10am-6pm
Transport: Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St–Port Authority; N, Q, R, 42nd St S, 1, 2, 3, 7 to 42nd St–Times Sq
Price: Prices vary by exhibit: $24–$31, seniors and students $20–$27, children $12–$24, veterans $17–$24, children under 3 and retired and active military personnel free
Event phone: 646-381-5162