December 3, 2016
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Columbia to Celebrate "100 Hours of Astronomy" with Three Nights of Stargazing in Harlem April 2-5

 

 

Media contacts: Anna Kuchment, 212-854-6581, amk15@columbia.edu;

  Victoria Benitez, 212-854-6732, vb2239@columbia.edu

 

 

Columbia to Celebrate “100 Hours of Astronomy”

with Three Nights of Stargazing in Harlem

 

 

WHO:             Graduate students from Columbia University’s Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics will bring two portable telescopes to central Harlem to give neighborhood residents and passersby a glimpse of Saturn’s rings and the craters on the Moon.

 

WHAT:           A celebration of 100 Hours of Astronomy, a first-of-its-kind global event marking the International Year of Astronomy organized by UNESCO and the International Astronomers’ Union, among others. The goal is to give as many people as possible their first look through a telescope. The event is open to all and is free of charge.

 

WHEN:           Thursday, April 2; Saturday, April 4; and Sunday, April 5

7:30 – 9:30 p.m. (WEATHER AND CLEAR SKIES PERMITTING)

Check outreach.astro.columbia.edu for updates and more info

 

WHERE:        The corner of

125th Street
and
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard

                        Transit:  A, B, C, D, 2 or 3 train to

125th Street

 

 

 

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