please be advised that we will be hosting all of our speaker presentation's via our youtube channel until further notice.

4th Saturday Presentations

On the 4th Saturday from March thru October, there is a guest speaker presentation held at the observatory that begins at 8:30PM and will last approximately one hour. We have seating for approximately 70 people. So be sure to arrive early to ensure a seat. Otherwise it will be standing room only.

May 23rd : Dr. James Rice

Speaker: Dr. James Rice - Geology Team Leader/NASA Mars Exploration Rover Project. Webinar Topic: The 2020 Columbia Hills region landing site for the Mars 2020 Rover.

June 27th : Stephen Indyk

Speaker: Stephen Indyk - NJAA member now with Honeybee Robotics. In-Person Topic: Mr. Indyk will share his work providing hardware for the NASA New Frontiers Dragonfly mission and NASA Commercial Lunar Payload Services.

July 25th : James Lee Chen

Speaker : James L Chen - "How To Find The Apollo Landing Sites."

This talk is for anyone who wants to be able to connect the history of lunar exploration to the Moon visible above. It addresses what Apollo equipment and experiments were left behind and what the Apollo landings sites look like now.

August 22nd : Dr. Michael Strauss

Speaker: Dr. Michael Strauss, Princeton University, Chair, Dept of Astrophysical Sciences will discuss his work in extragalactic astronomy and observational cosmology.

October 24th : Dr. Ginny McSwain

September 26th : Athena Basu

"Astrophysicist In The Making"
"A 17 Year old's plan for the journey ahead".
Featuring Athena York Basu & Moderator Paul Cirillo.
Athena is a student at Central Bucks High School East in Doylestown PA.  She is also a member of the New Jersey Astronomical Association and actively supports our educational outreach programs as a staff "Qualified Observer".  At 15 years old, Athena was the youngest person to ever join our staff of Qualified Observer's.
Paul Cirillo is a long time member and former board member for our organization.  He is deeply involved with Astronomy Education and public outreach.  Paul is one of New Jersey's NASA / JPL Solar System Ambassadors' and we are privileged to have him as a member of NJAA.


Speaker: Dr. Ginny McSwain, Lehigh University, will share her studies of massive O- and B-type stars and runaway massive binaries. She will also present information about the star Betelgeuse, which has been in the news recently.

November 28th : Member's Night

This month our members will be sharing their stories & observations.

Whether it be telling us about a new telescope / accessories or how they were able to photograph their night sky target of interest, this is the time were everyone share's their enthusiasm for Astronomy.  Telescope equipment sales are up so we expect to hear lots of great news from our membership.  Please note that this session will NOT be Live Streamed to our YouTube Channel.

NJAA - Reach For The Stars