“A Night of Stargazing at Brooklyn Bridge Park” was held June 3, 2011, part of the 2011 World Science Festival.  Charles Liu, director of The Verrazano School at CSI, was on hand.  He spoke with Space.com reporter Natalie Wolchover.

“They [stars] are so many different things for me. They are songs, they are poems, they are beauty,” said Liu. “A star is a factory that creates the building blocks that make us who we are. Every atom of carbon, iron and calcium in our bodies was formed in those nuclear processes…”