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Bronx’s first public observatory to arrive in spring

News 12’s Samantha Chaney spoke with Amateur Astronomer’s Association president Bart Fried about the attraction.

News 12 Staff

Feb 4, 2023, 6:34 PM

Updated 505 days ago

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Bronx’s first public observatory is set to arrive at Jerome Park Reservoir this spring.
News 12’s Samantha Chaney spoke with Amateur Astronomers Association president Bart Fried about the attraction. He says it will be open to the public day and night free of charge. It will also be used by eight nearby schools to educate students about space.
“Our dream is to see buses of kids showing up and looking at the stars,” he said. “We have a full program lined and we’re very excited about it.”
Fried told said the association will be submitting a construction design to the NYC Parks Department next week and hopes work will begin by April.


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