Experience A Rare Cosmic Event During Astronomy Night At The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Wednesday, March 19 To Early Morning Thursday, March 20
View a rare cosmic event with astronomers from all over the tri-state region at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) in Manhattan, on Wednesday, March 19 from 11:59p.m. until 2:30 am
The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, along with the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, will host a special event to view the occultation of Regulus, one of the brightest stars in the sky. Astronomers are predicting that shortly after 2:00 am, the asteroid 163 Erigone will move between the Earth and Regulus, causing the star to completely disappear from view for a few brief moments.
Intrepid Museum educators will be on hand to discuss and explain the occultation of Regulus prior to the cosmic event, which will take place a little after 2:05 AM EDT. Guests are welcome to bring their own binoculars and telescopes; however, telescopes are not necessary to view the occultation.
The event will take place on the Intrepid’s pier, weather permitting. The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP at [email protected].
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue)