NYSCI After Dark Field Trip: Solar Eclipse Prep at The Diamond

For Adults 21 years and older 

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During Summer 2017, NYSCI is taking its After Dark events off-site via a series of “field trips.” These gatherings will serve as introductions to some inspiring local groups and community partners via tours, workshops, talks and hands-on activities. Each event will highlight the uniqueness of the establishment we’re visiting, and will include food and/or beverage tasting and provide insights from local experts. This summer, join us on location at an urban farm, a boat club and a rooftop vineyard.

Location: The Diamond, 43 Franklin Street, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Please join us for a night of astronomy, drinks and chili dogs at The Diamond in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The night will include short astronomy talks focused on the August 21 solar eclipse, eclipse prep with DiY pinhole projector-making, and telescope-assisted views of the New York City sky.

Free; suggested donation of $5 – $10. Drinks and chili dogs available for purchase at the bar.

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(7:30 – 8:30 pm) Pinhole Projector Making
Prep for the eclipse by learning to make your own pinhole projector.

(8:30 pm) Solar Eclipse Viewing and Photography with Faissal Halim
Get an overview of how, when and where to best watch the solar eclipse. Learn some do’s and don’ts of eclipse viewing and how to photograph the Sun. We’ll also be giving away eclipse glasses!

(9 pm) Star Gazing
After the talk join Faissal outside and check out some telescope-assisted views of the New York City sky.


Faissal Halim is an Amateur astronomer by hobby. He lives in Harlem, New York. His first love is Saturn. Faissal does nighttime and solar astronomy with the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York.

The Amateur Astronomers Association of New York was organized in 1927 to promote the study of Astronomy, emphasizing its cultural and inspirational value.
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