UACNJ Saturday Speaker Program - 2018

4/7/18What's Up in the April Sky?Lonny Buinis, RVCC
4/14/18Stories of the SkyJason Kendall, WPU
4/21/18Ham Radio and the 2017 Total Solar EclipseNathaniel Frissell, NJIT
4/28/18'Oumuamua: The First Known Interstellar AsteroidDale Gary, NJIT
5/5/18What's Up in the May Sky?Lonny Buinis, RVCC
5/12/18A Cruise Through SpaceKarl Hricko, AAI & NWJAA
5/19/18Astronomy for BeginnersKen Taylor, NWJAA
5/26/18The Life and Legacy of Charles MessierBill Murray, AAAP
6/2/18What's Up in the June Sky?Lonny Buinis, RVCC
6/9/18Eclipses, Transits, and OccultationsGregg Waldron, NWJAA
6/16/18Meteors - Blazing Rocks From Beyond the EarthJohn Lowe, AAI
6/23/18Life and Legacy of William HerschelBill Murray, AAAP
6/30/18Photographing Dark Sky and Urban LandscapesStan Honda, AAA
7/7/18What's Up in the July Sky?Lonny Buinis, RVCC
7/14/18Ancient Astronomy (Aliens not included)Sean Post, NWJAA
7/21/18The Life (and Death) of StarsWalt Windish, NJAG & RAC
7/28/18Looking for Another EarthKarl Hricko, AAI & NWJAA
8/4/18What's Up in the August Sky?Lonny Buinis, RVCC
8/11/18Meteor ShowersTony Fadoul, AAA
8/18/18You've got a telescope! Now what?Paul Fischer, NWJAA
8/25/18History of Solar System ExplorationGary DeLeo, Lehigh U
9/1/18What's Up in the September Sky?Lonny Buinis, RVCC
9/8/18ExoplanetsMary Lou West, NJAG
9/15/18Meteorites and the Formation of the EarthMark Zdziarski, NJAG
9/22/18Astronomy for BeginnersKen Taylor, NWJAA
9/29/18Northern LightsGregg Waldron, NWJAA
10/6/18What's Up in the October Sky?Lonny Buinis, RVCC
10/13/18Some of the Strangest Objects in Our UniverseWalt Windish, NJAG & RAC
10/20/18Everything to Know Before Flying to MarsKrishnadas Kootale, MMAS
10/27/18How to Choose Your First TelescopeBill Murray, AAAP

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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.

Groups are always welcome at our Saturday night programs. Please write to at least seven days in advance if you wish to bring a group of more than 10 people. We suggest a donation of $50 for groups up to a maximum of 25 people on Saturday nights during the public season.

Programs on other nights can be arranged by writing to at least 14 days in advance. For these special programs, which require additional staffing and extra use of our facilities, we suggest a minimum donation of $75 for groups up to 25 people and an additional $3 per additional person with a maximum of 50 persons per group.

Please visit our list of Member Clubs to find out about other astronomy events, meetings and stargazing.