Battery park. This 25 acre park at the tip of Manhattan and at the confluence of the Hudson and East Rivers is being turned into a giant Star Party Friday June 4th, 2010. As part of the World Science Festival and it’s “From the City to the Stars” theme. Being featured, and on location in the park, is a model of the James Webb Space Telescope. Being 80 feet long, 37 feet wide, and almost 40 feet high, it’s a first hand look at the telescope planned to be launched in 2014. It’s all part of the World Science Foundation’s festival this week in New York City. Here’s an rendering of it from NASA.
The life size model will be available for viewing from June 1-6 in Battery Park.
CtCameraEye and other Astronomical Society of New Haven members we be participating in the Star Party friday night which kicks off at 8:00pm.
If you have a chance to get to NYC Friday night, you will have a once in lifetime star party treat at Battery Park!