Stargazing Party at Pier 1 Friday Night

This Friday evening, from 8:30 to midnight, there will be a party under the stars to remember: Join professional and amateur astronomers for a free evening of urban stargazing. An outdoor party beneath the Brooklyn Bridge and the twinkling canvas of the night sky, it will be a night to explore and discover the vast wonders of the cosmos. Bring your telescope if you have one, or use one of the dozens we’ll have on hand. Or crawl under the night canvas of the Discovery Dome, an HD curved projection theater featuring asteroids, the solar system, and future space technologies for living on the moon and beyond. Bring a blanket, grab a tasty street bite and a glass of wine from the area food trucks, and space out to the cosmic beats of DJ Duckcomb (from the band Trap.Avoid) as we look to the stars together and imagine the worlds beyond.

One of the participants in the party will be renowned science writer Timothy Ferris, author, most recently, of The Science of Liberty: Democracy, Reason, and the Laws of Nature, and of three documentary films, “The Creation of the Universe,” “Life Beyond Earth,” and “Seeing in the Dark.”

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  • Josh G

    This actually sounds like fun.. and stargazing pairs very well with the food trucks on Pier 1!

  • Karl Junkersfeld

    Last time I joined a star gazing event at BBP, I was able to see the rings around Saturn perfectly. I was stunning. Worth the price of admission. Oh yea, this is FREE.

  • Jeffrey j Smith

    This is a reat hobby. I started with a cub scout telescope and
    I and my family progressed to a celestron. I saw sputnik (hard to
    observe) then the second russian satellite with the test animal.
    (far brighter, easier to find).

    There are Amazing sights…if we would just look up..raise our vision

  • PBL

    Went to this last night, sat through a very entertaining panel discussion, then got to see the rings of Saturn through one of the many telescopes! Truly fascinating, thanks to Brooklyn Heights Blog, I would never have known about the event if I didn’t see it here. Truly appreciated!