Weekly programs beginning July 11 - RESERVATIONS NEEDED
We have received approval from the State of New Jersey to begin hosting public programs. We've made some changes to ensure the safety of our volunteers and guests, including moving our programs outdoors and limiting the number of attendees.
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Free Family Astronomy Field Day

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Saturday, August 25, 2018
3PM - Midnight

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 to 7PMSolar Telescope Observing
Kids' Activities
Member Club and Guest Exhibitors
3:00PM Welcome: Ernie Kabert, Jenny Jump State Forest Supervisor
3:15PM Joint Presentation: CSI Moon 1178 A.D.: The Mystery of the Burning Moon with with Brother Longinus and Lonny Buinis
4:30PM Lecture: The Earth From Space with Mark Shoengold, AAI
5:45PM Picnic Break
6:00PM Geology Walk
6:45PM Lecture: New Discoveries in the Solar System with Michael Dean Lewis, NASA Ambassador
8:00PM Lecture: A History of Solar System Exploration with Gary DeLeo, Lehigh Valley U.
9PM Lidar demo, Gil Jeffer, NWJAA and NJIT
9PM to Midnight Star Party


Confirmed Exhibitors and Participants:



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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