Member Programs

Summer Star Sail

Friday, July 17, 2015

Pioneer schooner, iron-hulled merchant sailing vessel

Set sail in New York Harbor with renowned astrophysicist Dr. Charles Liu. Learn about the star lore that surrounds the summer night sky while honing your skills at navigating by the stars! Take in breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline and watch the Sun set from the deck of the Pioneer schooner, the only iron-hulled American merchant sailing vessel still in existence.


Dr. Charles Liu is an Associate in the Department of Astrophysics and the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, where his research focuses on colliding galaxies, starburst galaxies, and the star formation history of the universe. Dr. Liu is known for his high energy, sense of humor, and ability to make learning about astronomy fun!


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