The 2012 World Science Festival took place on May 30-June 3 in New York City. We offered a slate of exciting new programs and old favorites this year, all aimed at unlocking the beauty and complexity of science for everyone. Sign up for our newsletter to stay connected and get exclusive interviews, stories, and updates on upcoming programs.


Date: Sunday, June 3, 2012
Time: 08:00 PM-11:00 PM
Venue: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1

Join professional and amateur astronomers for a free evening of urban stargazing. An outdoor party beneath the Brooklyn Bridge and the twinkling canvas of the night sky, it will be a night to explore and discover the vast wonders of the cosmos. Bring your telescope if you have one, or use one of the dozens we’ll have on hand.

The evening kicks off with a conversation with four world-class astronomers who share their unique perspectives on the cosmos and explain the upcoming Transit of Venus, a rare astronomical event set for June 5 when Venus passes directly between the Earth and the Sun.

Afterward, mingle with the astronomers as we point the telescopes skyward and enjoy celestial tunes by Brooklyn DJ Patrick Billard.

Star chats: Conversations with astronomers – 8:00 – 10:00 PM

Turn the telescopes skyward – 9:00 – 11:00 PM