intersection 06.18.18


THE MORNING LINE The crowdfunder supporting the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) to help reunite immigrant parents with their children started with a $1,500 goal and is now at $936,118. Donate here

The annual Star Festival recalls the mythical lovers, Hikoboshi and Orihme, who were separated by the Milky Way and only allowed to reunite one day: Tanabata. At Japan Society, children are invited to send wishes to the lovers through paper ornaments; there will be origami and storytelling, too. Sunday, July 8, 2-4pm.

Essential gazing manual: Turn Left at Orion: Hundreds of Night Sky Objects to See in a Home Telescope and How to Find Them

Join fellow cosmos watchers Amateur Astronomers Association of NY (membership is $35 a year) for observing from places like
Brooklyn Bridge Park and The High Line. [Photo: Joe Dinapoli]

A collection of nearly 150 shortlisted and winning entries to the Royal Observatory Greenwich's annual Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.

Buying a telescope? Try B & H or Clairmont-Nichols.

At AMNH, screenings of Dark Universe, which explores our cosmic horizons.

The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light by Paul Bogard is the ideal companion for contemplating the night skies and the meaning of darkness. For more on light pollution, check out the website Globe at Night.


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