Jason Shilling Kendall: Citizen Astronomer

William Paterson University
Amateur Astronomers Association of New York

Stargazing Resources

Stargazing sessions are supported by the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York.


Stargazing in an urban environment might sound crazy, and to a large extent, it is. But people live in cities, and are still interested in Astronomy. The Amateur Astronomers Association of New York goes further than any other orgazination in the USA to help curious urbanites to engage their wonder of the night sky. As a Board Member, I try to help show off the night sky right in my backyard, in wonderful Inwood Hill Park. Join me! I'm sure you'll be as crazy about it as I am.


March 27 stargazing canceled due to clouds and potential inclement weather

Spring 2017 Stargazing

in the Inwood Hill Park baseball diamonds with the Amateur Astronomers Association,
weather permitting, 8:30PM to 10:30PM.
  • February 13 and 27
  • March 13 and 27
  • April 10 and 23
  • May 15 and 29
Also with the WPU Astronomy Club
8:30PM to 10:30PM.
  • March 6 and 20
  • April 3 and 17
  • May 1 and 15
My next major public appearances will be:
  • March 26, 2017 at the Astronomical Society of Greenwich.
  • April 22, 2017 at UACNJ.
  • May 19, 2017 at the Stamford Observatory.

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Stargazing Locations in Inwood Hill Park


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