Please join us @ Jenny Jump Observatory for a night of education and stargazing (weather permitting)!
Hosted by the UACNJ (United Astronomy Clubs of NJ Inc.): http://www.uacnj.org . A wonderful group of amateur Astronomers. Open to the public every Saturday of the month, they hold free presentations on different Astronomy topics followed by stargazing on the observatory's telescopes until 10:30 PM.
The view is Beautiful up there on a clear sky! Hardly any light pollution. On a dark night (new moon), you can see the milkyway.
This weeks presentation will be on the "Antarctic". We'll also be viewing around the time of Orionids Meteor shower, so we may get to see some meteors.
Suggested Donation: $7.00 per person
*FYI, They suggest a donation of $50 for groups up to 25 people and an additional $2 per person over 25 with a maximum of 50 per group for groups on Saturday nights during the public season.
Stargazing will be cancelled in the event of rain or clouds covering the sky. We won't know till closer to the date. Will try to give as much advanced notice as possible without risking a clear night. However, the presentation is in-doors and still be on.
The UACNJ Observatory at Jenny Jump is located at Latitude 40° 54' 26.8" North, Longitude 74° 55' 31.8" West, and 1100 feet above sea level in Jenny Jump State Forest, near Hope, NJ, in Warren County.
From Route 80: Take Exit 12 [route 521-Hope]. From the off ramp go south on 521 towards Hope for 1.2 miles. Turn left at the light in Hope (there is only one). Then take the first right turn on Great Meadows-Hope road. Travel 2.4 miles to Far View Road. Turn left on Far View. The observatory entrance is 1.2 miles on the right (turn right just before the Jenny Jump State Forest sign).
From Routes 78-22: Take Exit 17 for Route 31 North. Travel north 16.6 miles (through Washington, and Oxford). At Route 46 (light at "T" intersection - Butzville), turn right. Go 5.8 miles on Route 46 to Great Meadows. Turn left on Hope Road (Route 611 - Saints Peter and Paul Church on corner). Travel 2.4 miles to Far View Road. Turn right on Far View. The observatory entrance is 1.2 miles on the right (turn right just before the Jenny Jump State Forest sign).
Note: The observatory's street address is 333 State Park Road in Great Meadows, NJ but many electronic maps can't place this address correctly. In many cases you can get directions to the driveway leading to the observatory by entering the address "399 State Park Road Great Meadows, NJ".
Look forward to meeting you :)