WHO: Graduate students from Columbia University‘s Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics will bring two portable telescopes to central Harlem to give neighborhood residents and passersby a glimpse of Saturn’s rings and the craters on the Moon.

WHAT: A celebration of 100 Hours of Astronomy, a first-of-its-kind global event marking the International Year of Astronomy organized by UNESCO and the International Astronomers’ Union, among others. The goal is to give as many people as possible their first look through a telescope. The event is open to all and is free of charge.

WHEN: Thursday, April 2; Saturday, April 4; and Sunday, April 5

7:30 – 9:30 p.m. (WEATHER AND CLEAR SKIES PERMITTING)

Check outreach.astro.columbia.edu for updates and more info

WHERE: The corner of 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard

Transit: A, B, C, D, 2 or 3 train to 125th Street