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NYSkies opened its suite of astronomy meetings, The Recent Astronomy Seminar. These meetings are informal discussions of current topics in astronomy. These may include space missions, show & tell, celestial events, travel and conference reports, and news of other astronomy activities in and around New York City.

    Sessions are on the first and third Thursdays of each month from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. The first meeting was on the 17 March 2005. Future Meetings during 2005 are on

 July 7th & 21st, August 4th & 18th, September 1st & 15th


October 6th & 20th, November 3rd & 17th, December 1st a& 15th

(*1st and 3rd Thursday each month)

19:00 to 21:00 (7 PM to 9 PM)

St Paul’s Lutheran Church

315 West 22nd St near 8th Av

Chelsea, Manhattan


After the meetings, Seminar members can socialize in one of the nearby coffee shops or restaurants.

    The NYSkies Astronomy Seminar meets at St Paul's Lutheran Church, 315 West 22nd Street just off 8th Avenue in Chelsea. It is next to 23rd St, IND 8th Av (blue) local train stop. Nearby are the 23rd St local stations of the IRT 7th Av (red), IND 6th Av (orange), and PATH (H&M) lines. On milder evenings the church is a short walk from the 34th St and 14th St. express stations and Penn Station. Buses in 14th, 23rd, 34th Sts and 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th Avs pass close to St Paul's Church. 

 The formation of The NYSkies Astronomy Seminar came from the growing desire of NYSkiers and other local astronomers to have a friendly nonpolitical climate in which to carry on their discussions of astronomy, to offer a more personal flavor to the Yahoogroups maillist, and to give NYSkies more visibility as an urban astronomy group.

    The NYSkies Astronomy Seminar is open to the public and is free of charge, there being no formal 'membership' in NYSkies in the usual sense. It is funded now by generous donations from many NYSkiers. For the remainder of 2005 there are no 'dues' for Seminar attendees. The NYSkies Astronomy Seminar may consider some form of membership status and dues beginning in 2006.

    The Seminar is the newest in the evolution of NYSkies. NYSkies, fundamentally a maillist in Yahoogroups, in the past hosted booths at Northeast Astronomy Forum and Earth Day, joined with the NYC Urban Park Rangers in their astronomy programs, and carried the flag of New York home astronomy at various conventions and conferences.

    If you have an empty Thursday on your astronomy calendar, hop a train or bus and ride to the stars with The NYSkies Astronomy Seminar.

For details contact Stewart Rorer (212-243-4125)

or John Pazmino (212-273-5958)