July 19, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez
A free stargazing event will be held along the Greenpoint waterfront tonight, where attendees can see an array of celestial objects in the clear, night sky.
The event will take place at Transmitter Park, where members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York will bring about four “decent-sized” telescopes to the pier for anyone to enjoy the night sky, said Steve Chesler, Chair of Friends of WNYC Transmitter Park.
The stargazing event is the first of its kind to be held at the park, with Chesler reaching out to the group after hearing about regular viewing nights in public places like the High Line in Manhattan and Hunters Point South Park in Long Island City.
“It’s right on the water, and you have this really good view of the sky,” Chesler said.
The telescopes will likely already be focused on specific objects in the night sky, including Jupiter and Venus, which are likely to be in full view tonight. A telescope will also point to the Moon, and Mercury could be making an appearance as well.
Members of the AAANY will also be on hand to help explain the telescoping mechanism and the objects in the sky.
The free event will take place on July 19 at WNYC Transmitter Park, located on West Street between Kent Street and Greenpoint Avenue, from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.