NJAA

New Jersey Astronomical Association
The Paul Robinson Observatory
Observatory Road - Voorhees State Park
P.O. Box 214
High Bridge, New Jersey 08829-0214

Welcome to the New Jersey Astronomical Association
Helping the public "Reach For The Stars" !

*Public Hours at NJAA

From Memorial Day to October 31, we are open:

Every Saturday evening from 8:30 PM to 10:30PM

Every Sunday afternoon from 2:00PM to 5:00PM

Each public session begins with a welcome by our "Qualified Observers” and a brief historical review of NJAA. This will be followed by an quick overview of the facility.

On the 4th Saturday from March thru October, there is a guest speaker presentation held at the observatory that begins at 8:30PM and will last approximately one hour. After a brief question and answer period, our "QO's" will be giving tours of the facility.


Should you have questions regarding Astronomy or the purchase & use of amateur telescope equipment, any of the "QO's" on duty, will be most helpful and provide you with the guidance you need.

For evening sessions and depending on the weather conditions, several of our telescopes, including the 26 inch which is the largest public telescope in New Jersey, will be open for observing the night sky.

Daytime sessions will include Solar Viewing through our specially filtered telescopes (weather permitting).

There is no fee and individual reservations are not required to attend our Public Presentations and Observing Sessions held at the Observatory.

However, groups of 10 or more must make a reservation request via the "Contact Us" page at least one week in advance visiting the NJAA observatory.

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Our Final 2014 Public Speaker Presentation at NJAA.

November 22, 2014, 8:30 PM at the Observatory.


Speaker: Jim Roselli, New Jersey Astronomical Association


Program: Stellar Distances and Star Magnitudes

In our quest for a better understanding of Astronomy and Cosmology, we often encounter a baffling array of terms used to quantify how far away astronomical objects appear from Earth. This presentation will help you understand the “Astronomical Scales” used for measuring distance and brightness of night sky objects.