Weekly programs beginning April 3 - 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.
Please see our reservation page for complete details.

Public Programs at Jenny Jump

UACNJ provides free public programs at our Observatory in Jenny Jump State Forest from April through October on Saturday evenings. An astronomy presentation begins at 8 PM in the lecture hall regardless of the weather and is followed by stargazing on the observatory's telescopes until 10:30 PM, weather permitting.

UACNJ is VIRTUALLY open during the Winter!
Check out our new on-line Winter programming!

4/3/2021What's Up in the April Sky? Watch a video of this!Lonny Buinis, RVCC
4/10/2021Astronomy for Beginners Watch a video of this!Ken Taylor, NWJAA
4/17/2021Celestial Wanderings: Photographing the Earth and Sky Watch a video of this!Stan Honda, AAA
4/24/2021"Anatomy of a Star" Watch a video of this!Paul Fisher, NWJAA
5/1/2021What's Up in the May Sky? Watch a video of this!Lonny Buinis, RVCC
5/8/2021Adventures in Antarctica: South Pole Telescope, IceCube Observatory, Space Weather Watch a video of this!Gil Jeffer, NWJAA
5/15/2021"Adaptive Optics with the Magellan Clay 6.5m Telescope"Emily Mailhot, NWJAA
5/22/2021"A Womens Place Is In The Dome"Barry Malpas, CAS
5/29/2021You Bought a Telescope! Now What?Paul Fisher, NWJAA
6/5/2021What's Up in the June Sky?Lonny Buinis, RVCC
6/12/2021"Building Your Own Observatory From Scratch"Mark Sproul, NWJAA
6/19/2021An Introduction to Deep Sky ObservingBill Murray, AAAP
6/26/2021Latest Lucky Imaging Results Using the 13” Schupmann Telescope at Stellafane and the 6” Warney & Swasey Refractor at Mt. WilsonThomas Spirock, Stellafane Telescope Makers
7/3/2021What's Up in the July Sky?Lonny Buinis, RVCC
7/17/2021TDBKevin Conod, NJAG
7/24/2021TDBEarl Pursell, LVAAS
7/31/2021TDBSean and Sebastien Post, NWJAA
8/7/2021What's Up in the August Sky?Lonny Buinis, RVCC
8/14/2021Space Careers (Kids Lecture 8-15y.o.)Ken Taylor, NWJAA
8/21/2021Time TravelKarl Hricko, AAI, NWJAA
9/4/2021What's Up in the September Sky?Lonny Buinis, RVCC
10/2/2021What's Up in the October Sky?Lonny Buinis, RVCC
10/16/2021At Home in a Dome: Building, Automating and Using a 6’ Dome ObservatoryBill Murray, AAAP
10/23/2021TBDDr. Gary DeLeo, Lehigh University
10/30/2021TBDAlan Midkiff, NWJAA

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