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

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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.