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When we want to look at objects in the Western sky, we'll head to the West side of the Park. With horizon down to 5 degrees elevation, we can see Mercury even when it is not at opposition. (If you can find it!) The best way to get there is to take the subway to the 200/Dyckman Street stop, and walk West towards the Hudson River. When you get to the park entrance under the Henry Hudson Highway bridge, go into the park to the North until you get to the hockey rink areas. It is right by a walking bridge over the train tracks about halfway into the Park. You'll need to go by all four baseball diamonds.
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We'll try to get a viewing going on clear nights in Inwood Hill Park. The
hilltop at Bear Rock Meadow is the best spot since it is higher up and there are
no lights. More information is here: http://www.moonbeam.net/