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NJAA OBSERVATORY

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Public Visiting Hours

Saturday night stargazing 8:30-10:00pm
Sunday afternoon solar viewing 2:00-5:00pm
June 1st thru October 31st.

Astronomy talks and star gazing
every 4th Saturday evening 8:30pm-10:00pm

March thru October.
 

No reservations or fees required to visit the observatory.   

However donations are always appreciated and help fund our mission
which is to "Educate Everyone About the Science of Astronomy" !

(Please contact us for groups of 10 or more).


(Our 4th Saturday talks are also streamed live to the NJAA YouTube Channel.)


Astronomy 101

2024 Lecture Series


The New Jersey Astronomical Association
is once again offering
a 3-day Astronomy 101 Lecture Series.

This is a FREE NJAA program for our members and their families.
For Non Members, there is a suggested $10.00 donation
to be paid at the door.

All lectures will be conducted at the observatory on
three consecutive Thursday evenings in June.


Thursday, June 13, 8:00-10:00pm . . . .The Constellations (Bob Starcher)

Thursday, June 20, 8:00-9:00pm. . . . .The Sun (Dave Nelson)

9:00-10:00pm. . . .The Solar System (Al Witzgall)

Thursday, June 27, 8:00-10:00pm . . . . The Deep Sky (John Andrews)


Click HERE to register

A Comprehensive Analysis of the Habitability of
TRAPPIST-1 Exoplanets
By Vyshakh Thejaswi

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Vyshakh Thejaswi is a student in WWP High School South's class of '25. He loves Astrophysics as well as Classical Physics and Relativity. He enjoys playing with his dog, photography, and classifying deep sky objects on zooniverse.com. He also spends his free time studying for astronomy and physics competitions, Science Olympiad, and launching his nonprofit, Limitless Astronomy. He joined NJAA in April 2024, and plans to spend as much time as he can at the observatory.

He was inspired to write his paper "A Comprehensive Analysis of the Habitability of TRAPPIST-1 Exoplanets" while studying for Science Olympiad - while studying the TRAPPIST-1 system, he realized that while various researchers had addressed separate factors that could affect habitability, no papers came to a conclusion considering all available data whether or not the exoplanets in the system are habitable. 

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Can't make it to the observatory and need to find a dark site to view from?
Take this LINK to DarkSiteFinder.com
Use the magnifying glass icon (top right) and enter your zip code.

As a member you can check out one of our loaner scopes for 1 month.
Click
HERE to read about the details.

 

Click HERE for more info about visiting the Observatory!
If you would like to become a member please click 
here.
To Renew your membership please click here.

NJAA 2023 Open House Photo Gallery

Extraordinary companies partner with NJAA for the benefit of public outreach and educating everyone about the science of astronomy.

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ZWO, our most recent contributor.

Click HERE to see a complete list of major contributors to NJAA.

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