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Public Visiting Hours

Saturday night stargazing 8:30-10:30pm
Sunday afternoon solar viewing 2:00-5:00pm
June 1st thru October 31st.

Astronomy talks and star gazing
every 4th Saturday evening 8:30pm-10:30pm

March thru October.

No reservations or fees required to visit the observatory.   

However donations are always appreciated and help fund our mission
which is to "Educate Everyone About the Science of Astronomy" !

(Please contact us for groups of 10 or more).

(Our 4th Saturday talks are also streamed live to the NJAA YouTube Channel.)

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A Comprehensive Analysis of the Habitability of
TRAPPIST-1 Exoplanets
By Vyshakh Thejaswi

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Vyshakh Thejaswi is a student in WWP High School South's class of '25. He loves Astrophysics as well as Classical Physics and Relativity. He enjoys playing with his dog, photography, and classifying deep sky objects on He also spends his free time studying for astronomy and physics competitions, Science Olympiad, and launching his nonprofit, Limitless Astronomy. He joined NJAA in April 2024, and plans to spend as much time as he can at the observatory.

He was inspired to write his paper "A Comprehensive Analysis of the Habitability of TRAPPIST-1 Exoplanets" while studying for Science Olympiad - while studying the TRAPPIST-1 system, he realized that while various researchers had addressed separate factors that could affect habitability, no papers came to a conclusion considering all available data whether or not the exoplanets in the system are habitable. 

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