New Jersey Astronomical Association
Welcome to the New Jersey Astronomical Association
2015 Presentations at NJAA
April 25th - "Supermassive Black Holes and the Galaxies They Live In"
May 23rd - "The History of the Commercial Dobsonian Telescope"
June 27th - "Selecting Mars Rover Landing Sites" Via Webcast
July - TBD
August 22nd - "The Far Call - the New Horizons Spacecraft Flyby of Pluto"
Sept 26th - "Big Bear Solar Observatory - Cool Toys for Observing Our Warm Star"
Oct 24th - "Tales from the Dark Side of the Dome"
Nov 28th - "Studies of Active Galaxies"
Each public night 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 November, 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.