NJAA OBSERVATORY

Looking At The Skies.


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NJAA Members are welcome to view from the Observatory property.

 

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NJAA is Closed to the Public for the
2021 Season.


Members are allowed to use the facility weather permitting access to
Observatory Road.

Be advised that we will be following the latest NJ State mandates
regarding Covid-19.  For everyone's safety, we ask everyone to wear a mask when indoors at the Observatory.


NJAA Board of Governors.

 

Planned Hours of Public Operation for 2022
Note: NJ Covid status may impact this schedule!


January and February / Closed

March 26, April 25 & May 28th / Presentation at 8:30PM

June - October  / Saturdays 8:30-10:30PM*
Sundays 2:00-5:00PM (Solar Viewing)

November and December / Closed

What a visit to our observatory includes:

*At 8:30PM on public nights, your visit begins with a welcome by our "Qualified Observers” (QOs) and a brief historical overview of NJAA. This will be followed by a tour of the facility.


After the facilities tour and depending on the weather conditions, several of our telescopes, including the 26 inch which is the largest public telescope in New Jersey, will be open for observing the night sky.

Should you have questions regarding Astronomy or the purchase & use of amateur telescope equipment, any of the "QOs" on duty, will be most helpful and provide you with the guidance you need.

On the 4th Saturday thru October, there is a guest speaker presentation via Zoom / YouTube that begins at 8:30PM and will last approximately one hour.
 

At 2:00PM on Sunday, your visit begins with a facility tour followed by Solar Viewing through our specially filtered telescopes (weather permitting).

Children are encouraged to visit our Observatory. Note that we do ask that a parent or guardian be present at all times with them.


NJAA is a non-profit volunteer run organization so donations are always appreciated.

 

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Dr. Revalski presenting his dissertation research which focused on analyzing data from the Hubble Space Telescope and computer models to study Active Galactic Nuclei of a number of nearby galaxies to study the outflow of gasses and how it impacts the gas as it travels through those galaxies.
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Teri Bellows remembers Dr. Mitchell Revalski as a student at Voorhees High School.