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Now you can go stargazing on top of NYC's Intrepid aircraft carrier for free

Shaye Weaver
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Shaye Weaver

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is bringing back free astronomy nights on the aircraft carrier now through November.

The reoccurring series will take place after hours (on March 6, April 3, May 1, June 19, October 30 and November 6) with local astronomers who will let you borrow their high-powered telescopes to see stars and planets within the night sky. They'll answer any questions you might have about the cosmos.

If you want more, the museum is bringing in NASA scientists for discussions each astronomy night where you'll hear about light's role in identifying exoplanets (March 6), how engineers use origami to design spacecrafts (April 3), developing tech in the search for water on Mars (May 1), the science of "moonquakes" (June 19), and the achievements of Voyager 1's trip around Saturn (November 6).

Photograph: Courtesy Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Some nights also present art that you can enjoy, free of any additional charge, like music on March 6 by The Other Side of the Brain, a creative consulting agency that uses music and scent as additional means of communication, and a film, Deep Field: The Impossible Magnitude of our Universe, that includes stunning imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope (October 30). 

Astronomy nights are free. Space will be limited so advanced registration is required at Talks begin at 7:30pm. 

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