The Urban Scientist

New York City Science Events Week of October 10th

It's a busy week for Gotham's science enthusiasts, especially on Tuesday

October 11, 2010
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The good news this week is there are a number of exciting events happening in the world of science in our fair city. The bad news is that many of them are happening on Tuesday at the same time.


The Moth, which is an internationally renowned storytelling phenomenon, has its science-themed Story Slam at the Nuyorican on 236 East 3rd Avenue. Tickets are $8 at the door, and usually sell out, so it’s a good idea to get there well before it starts at 7:00 p.m.

That same night, Secret Science Club presents an evolutionary anthropologist discussing Human and Primate Origins on Tuesday at the Bell House. It starts at 8:00 p.m., and it’s free.

The NY Tech Meet Up is also having its monthly meeting Tuesday at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at 7:00 p.m. The event is already sold out, with 735 people RSVPs. Unclaimed tickets are released at 7:20 p.m.

Want to be outdoors instead? If so, go star gazing with the Amateur Astronomer’s Association at High Line Park from dusk ’til 10:00 p.m.


AAA stargazing at Fort Tyron Park near the Cloisters, 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Take in 10 years of Space Shows at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in a single evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. $20.


Learn about recent advances in astronomy at a free seminar at NYU from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


It’s New York Computer Science and Economics Day on Friday, October 15th. The New York Academy of Science will host speakers from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Check out Starfest at Sheep Meadow in Central Park on Friday from dusk to 10:00 p.m. It’s the Amateur Astronomer’s Association annual bring-your-own-telescope event.

If you want to observe the cosmos with other star lovers, but you don’t want to go to Manhattan, you can also stargaze at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn on Friday from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

About the Author

Olivia Koski

Olivia Koski was born in the desert and raised in the mountains. After studying physics in college, she earned a living manipulating light for an aerospace company. She abandoned saguaros, pine trees and lasers for the skyscrapers of New York City, where she is studying the fine art of manipulating words, sound and images as a journalist. Visit her website at or follow her on Twitter at


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