Astronomy Day

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Saturday, April 14, 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
3PM Welcome to Jenny Jump with Ernie Kabert
3PM Solar Observing Begins
3:15PM Lecture: Astronomy for Beginners with Ken Taylor
4:30PM Lecture: Planets that we can and cannot see with Mary Lou West
5:45PM to 6:45PMPicnic Break
6:45PM Lecture: Photographing the Night Sky with Tony Sharfman
8PM Lecture: Stories of the Sky with Jason Kendall
9PM to 10:30PMNight Time Observing and Star Party

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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.