Astronomy Day

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Saturday, April 13, 2018
3PM - 10:30PM

Pack your picnic basket, grab a blanket, and bring the whole family to New Jersey's premier site for public astronomy - the UACNJ observatories and lecture hall in Jenny Jump State Forest, Hope, NJ. There will be numerous events throughout the day followed by observing with our telescopes after dark.*

Scheduled Events
3:00PM Welcome to Jenny Jump with Ernie Kabert
3:15PM Lecture: Astrophotography with Gregg Waldron
4:30PM Lecture: Protecting Your Astrophotos with Mark Phillips
5:45PM to 6:45PMPicnic Break
6:45PMLecture: A Quarter Century of Big Changes: Astronomy Over the Life of UACNJ with Lonny Buinis
8PM Lecture: Size Scales of the Solar System and Beyond with Jason Kendall
9PM to 10:30PMNight Time Observing and Star Party

Additional participants include:

Magic and More, Kuiper Kat's Sidewalk Astronomy, Jenny Jump State Forest, and our Member Clubs

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*Weather Permitting. Alcohol is prohibited at our facilities and in Jenny Jump State Forest. Dogs are welcome but must be leashed at all times.