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Fri 01 Jul
Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association Monthly Star Party
Friday, July 1, 2022 08:30 PM
Lake Taghkanic State Park
The Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association hosts a monthly stargazing party in the West Beach parking lot. Bring your own telescopes and binoculars or use those provided by our members. RSVP is required at least one day beforehand. You will be asked to provide your license plate number and make/model car, so Park Management and Police have a record of who will be in park after hours. More info at https://www.meetup.com/mhastro/events/275468188/ Registration: Required. Note that rain dates are the Saturday immediately following the original date.
Wed 06 Jul
Stargazing in the Preserve
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 10:30 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Tickets available on June 20 at 10 am. Peer into the cosmos with Vinny Coulehan of the Rockland Astronomy Club. View the night sky through a telescope and observe the craters on the moon in detail. Capture images of the moon to take home with you using a special attachment on the telescope. Meet in the Visitor's Center courtyard, followed by a short walk on the Overlook trail to our viewing location. Bring water and a flashlight or headlamp with a red setting. Rain date: TBD. Cost: $3 + Eventbrite fees. Max: 20 people. Photo courtesy of Vinny Coulehan. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events
Thu 07 Jul
Astronomy Night with Dr. J. Bret Bennington (Hofstra)
Thursday, July 7, 2022 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Join Dr. Bennington for a night of summer skies! The program will start indoors for a brief talk on the summer sky before heading outside. On our back deck, we will use a telescope to focus on the Moon, the brighter stars, and their constellations.
Mon 11 Jul
Crepuscular Walks: Approaching Full Moon by the River.
Monday, July 11, 2022 07:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of dawn or dusk. Visit Lee's Landing.
Mon 11 Jul
Crepuscular Walks: Approaching Full Moon by the River.
Monday, July 11, 2022 07:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of dawn or dusk. Visit Lee's Landing.
Mon 11 Jul
Full Moon Hike
Monday, July 11, 2022 08:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Pre-registration by phone required! Step outside at night in the park. Join us for this full moon program as we hike through the park and talk about all things nighttime like nocturnal animals and what goes on outside while we sleep. Ages 7 and up. $5/person. Registration required. Pre-register now as space is limited! Call 518-279-1155 to register.
Wed 13 Jul
FULL MOON HIKE
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
This is a guided hike around Moreau Lake after hours. We will get to experience the woods at night while viewing the full moon. This will be about a 2-3-mile hike on relatively flat terrain. Reservations are required, please call 518-917-2174 with 24-hour notice. Cost is $5 for adults and $1 for children.
Wed 13 Jul
FULL MOON HIKE
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
This is a guided hike around Moreau Lake after hours. We will get to experience the woods at night while viewing the full moon. This will be about a 2-3-mile hike on relatively flat terrain. Reservations are required, please call 518-917-2174 with 24-hour notice. Cost is $5 for adults and $1 for children.
Wed 13 Jul
Full Moon Hike: “Super Buck Moon”
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Experience the Preserve after dark and observe the "super" moon as it approaches perigee, when it's closest to Earth! Join us for this 4-mile hike on carriage roads lit by moonlight. We walk at a brisk pace; some hiking experience is recommended. Meet in the Visitor's Center courtyard. Please bring water, a flashlight or headlamp, and dress according to weather conditions. Leashed dogs are welcome. Cost: $3 + Eventbrite fees. Max: 40 people. Photo courtesy of RangerSu. RockefellerStateParkPreserve.org/events.Tickets available on June 20 at 10 am.
Fri 15 Jul
Full Moon Hike
Friday, July 15, 2022 09:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
See the Capital Region draped in moonlight on this nighttime hike! Starting at the Carrick Road trailhead, we'll walk 1.5 miles (three miles round-trip) over the Perimeter and Hang Glider trails to Hang Glider Point. We'll stop occasionally to adjust our night vision and explore the sights and sounds of the forest at night. Trails traverse moderate terrain, and participants are encouraged to bring their own light sources. Located at Carrick Road trailhead. Best Suited for: Ages 12 and up
Fri 15 Jul
Full Moon Hike
Friday, July 15, 2022 09:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thacher State Park
See the Capital Region draped in moonlight on this nighttime hike! Starting at the Carrick Road trailhead, we'll walk 1.5 miles (three miles round-trip) over the Perimeter and Hang Glider trails to Hang Glider Point. We'll stop occasionally to adjust our night vision and explore the sights and sounds of the forest at night. Trails traverse moderate terrain, and participants are encouraged to bring their own light sources. Located at Carrick Road trailhead. Best Suited for: Ages 12 and up
Fri 22 Jul
Star Party
Friday, July 22, 2022 10:00 PM - 02:00 AM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Calling all night owls! The Albany Area Amateur Astronomers will have telescopes to give you a tour of the night sky during this free program held at the Deerfield Pavilion. During the event there will be a lunar eclipse. No preregistration required. Enter via main entrance and follow signs to program-- first left off main entrance road. Please drive slowly in the park at night.
Fri 29 Jul
Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association Monthly Star Party
Friday, July 29, 2022 08:00 PM
Lake Taghkanic State Park
The Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association hosts a monthly stargazing party in the West Beach parking lot. Bring your own telescopes and binoculars or use those provided by our members. RSVP is required at least one day beforehand. You will be asked to provide your license plate number and make/model car, so Park Management and Police have a record of who will be in park after hours. More info at https://www.meetup.com/mhastro/events/275468188/ Registration: Required. Note that rain dates are the Saturday immediately following the original date.
Fri 29 Jul
Summer Lantern Walk
Friday, July 29, 2022 08:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Have you ever wanted to explore the preserve after dark? Now is your chance! Enjoy the warm summer air during a night-themed walk, with the ambiance of lanterns! Family Program. To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Thu 11 Aug
Crepuscular Walks: Full Moon Over the Canyon
Thursday, August 11, 2022 06:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of dawn or dusk. Hike along the rim of the Great Bend Gorge.
Thu 11 Aug
Crepuscular Walks: Full Moon Over the Canyon
Thursday, August 11, 2022 06:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of dawn or dusk. Hike along the rim of the Great Bend Gorge.
Thu 11 Aug
A Naturalists View: The Night Sky
Thursday, August 11, 2022 08:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
Bring your curiosity and sense of wonder as we go on a naturalist's saunter to enjoy the night sky. The moon, constellations and hopefully glimpses of the Perseid meteor shower will be enjoyed. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.
Fri 12 Aug
Full Moon Hike
Friday, August 12, 2022 08:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
See the Capital Region draped in moonlight on this nighttime hike! Starting at the Carrick Road trailhead, we'll walk 1.5 miles (three miles round-trip) over the Perimeter and Hang Glider trails to Hang Glider Point. We'll stop occasionally to adjust our night vision and explore the sights and sounds of the forest at night. Trails traverse moderate terrain, and participants are encouraged to bring their own light sources. Located at Carrick Road trailhead. Best Suited for: Ages 12 and up.
Fri 12 Aug
Full Moon Hike
Friday, August 12, 2022 08:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Thacher State Park
See the Capital Region draped in moonlight on this nighttime hike! Starting at the Carrick Road trailhead, we'll walk 1.5 miles (three miles round-trip) over the Perimeter and Hang Glider trails to Hang Glider Point. We'll stop occasionally to adjust our night vision and explore the sights and sounds of the forest at night. Trails traverse moderate terrain, and participants are encouraged to bring their own light sources. Located at Carrick Road trailhead. Best Suited for: Ages 12 and up.
Thu 01 Sep
Crepuscular Walks: Growing Crescent Moon by the Pond
Thursday, September 1, 2022 06:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of dawn or dusk. Visit Pine Pond.
Thu 01 Sep
Crepuscular Walks: Growing Crescent Moon by the Pond
Thursday, September 1, 2022 06:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of dawn or dusk. Visit Pine Pond.
Fri 02 Sep
End of Summer Lantern Walk
Friday, September 2, 2022 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith)
Have you ever wanted to explore the park after dark? Now is your chance! Join us for a night-themed walk, with the ambiance of lanterns! With any luck, we might be able to observe some of the park's nocturnal animal residents! Family Program. To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Fri 23 Sep
Fall Lantern Walk
Friday, September 23, 2022 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Have you ever wanted to explore the preserve after dark? Now is your chance! Enjoy the crisp fall air during a night-themed walk, with the ambiance of lanterns! Family Program. To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.