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August 10, 2011 7:41 PM Subscribe
Calling all Long Island/New York amateur astronomers! Which of these two sites has the least light pollution -- or is there really no difference?
posted by EmpressCallipygos to science & nature (16 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
So I'm snagging a Zipcar at 3 am on Saturday morning, which is the peak of the Perseid meteor shower this year -- I plan on driving out from Brooklyn to either Jones Beach or Robert Moses, watching the shower, and then driving back at dawn.
However -- on the one hand, I want the best show possible, with the least light pollution. But on the other, I'd like an easy drive, because -- I'm an infrequent driver who's going to be trying to navigate the LIE at 4 am.
Jones Beach looks a little easier to get to, but i've heard Robert Moses is better from a low-light standpoint. How much of a difference between the two is there? is it worth driving further out to Robert Moses?
Are there any other tips anyone has (i.e., Jones Beach has more cops and I may get a ticket for trespassing or something)?