Looking At The Skies.
Read about NJAA's Loaner Scope for Members
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NJAA Members are welcome to view from the Observatory property.
John Andrews vision for this project is now a reality. The "NJAA Science of Astronomy" installation was completed May 21st. More details to follow. Click HERE to see images of the precision installation that took place.
Members are allowed to use the facility anytime weather permitting access to
Be advised that we will be following the latest NJ State mandates
regarding Covid-19. For everyone's safety, we ask everyone to wear a mask when indoors at the Observatory.
NJAA Board of Governors.
Want to visit us at the Observatory?
Reservations are not required and there is
no fee to visit us.
NJAA is a non-profit volunteer run organization
so donations are always appreciated.
Here are the dates and times we are open in 2022.
January and February / Closed
Saturday - March 26, April 23 & May 28th / Presentation at 8:30PM
June - October / Saturdays 8:30-10:30PM*
Sundays 2:00-5:00PM (Solar Viewing)
November and December / Closed
(Note: NJ Covid status may impact this schedule!)
What your visit to the observatory includes:
*At 8:30PM on public nights, your visit begins with a welcome by our "Qualified Observers” (QOs) and a brief historical overview of NJAA. This will be followed by a tour of the facility.
After the facilities tour 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.
Should you have questions regarding Astronomy or the purchase & use of amateur telescope equipment, any of the "QOs" on duty, will be most helpful and provide you with the guidance you need.
On the 4th Saturday thru October, there is a guest speaker presentation via Zoom / YouTube that begins at 8:30PM and will last approximately one hour.
At 2:00PM on Sunday, your visit begins with a facility tour followed by Solar Viewing through our specially filtered telescopes (weather permitting).
Children are encouraged to visit our Observatory. Note that we do ask that a parent or guardian be present at all times with them.