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The Best Places to Go Stargazing in New York City

On any given night, it can be hard to find a visible star, let alone a constellation, here in the City. With all of the ambient light, you might think it's near impossible to do any star gazing at all. But even with the neon signs and lights, there are amateur astronomy clubs that gather weekly and find wonders in the nighttime skies, not to mention the university observatories that are open to the public.

For all of these places, kids are more than welcome to come explore, and just need to be respectful of their surroundings and the equipment. First timers should expect to wait a little if sharing telescopes and binoculars with others, and bring chairs and blankets for down-time when you're just looking up and enjoying the sky sans lenses.   

Here are 4 places that'll take you out of this world:

Reflect
Domino Park - 8:00 AM
Skyline Drive-In
Skyline Drive-In - various times
Reverberation
Brooklyn Bridge Park - various times
Electric Dandelions
South Street Seaport - various times
Artechouse: Geometric Properties
ARTECHOUSE NYC - various times
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides