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NJAA Members are welcome to view from the Observatory property.
NJAA is open :
(Sunday's - Solar Viewing)
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 Observatoy
NJAA Board of Governors.
Hours of Operation for 2021
September thru October - Saturdays 8:30-10:30PM, Sundays 2:00-5:00PM.
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.
Please be advised this will not be available for viewing at the observatory
due to Covid seating / distance restrictions.
This is best viewed from the comfort of your home.
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.