Free Family Astronomy Field Day



Saturday, August 24, 2019
3PM - 12:00AM


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 to 6:30PMSolar Observing, Kids' Activities, Member Clubs and Guest Exhibitors Displays
3:00PM Welcome with Park Superintendent Ernie Kabert
3:15PM Lecture: Our Weird Solar System with Sebastien Post
4:30PM Lecture: One Giant Leap with Kevin Conod
5:45PM to 6:45PMPicnic Break
5:45PM Lecture: A Brief Geologic History of Jenny Jump State Forest & Geology walk with Mark Zdziarski
6:45PMLecture: Binocular Astronomy with Sean Post
8:00PMLecture: You Bought a Telescope, Now What? with Paul Fischer
9:00PM to 12:00AMNight Time Observing and Star Party

Additional participants include:


Teeter's Telescopes, West Morris Amateur Radio Club, North East Branch Warren County Library, Al Witzgall Meteor Display, Pearl Observatory, and our Member Clubs


For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/UACNJ, or write to info@uacnj.org.

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