Special program for the whole family.
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Free Family Astronomy Field Day
Saturday August 24th
Join us for a fun-filled day while you learn about astronomy and space and a whole lot more. Our Astronomy Field Day events will begin at 3 PM. There will be activities and lectures for all ages throughout the afternoon followed by our regular Saturday evening program.

We’ll offer solar observing during the afternoon and an evening star party from 9 PM to midnight (both weather permitting).

Representatives of our Member Clubs will be on hand to tell you about their programs and activities. Additional confirmed exhibitors and participants include West Morris Amateur Radio Club, Teeter's Telescopes, North East Branch Warren County Library, Magic ‘N More Kids’ Activities, Al Witzgall Meteor Display, and Pearl Observatory.

Bring your picnic basket and a blanket and plan to spend the day with us!

Here's what we have planned:
3:00 PM - Welcome to Jenny Jump - Ernie Kabert
3:00 PM - Exhibits and Solar Observing Begin*
3:15 PM - Our Weird Solar System - Sebastien Post 
4:30 PM - One Giant Leap - Kevin Conod
5:45 PM - Brief Geologic History of Jenny Jump State Forest - Mark Zdziarski
6:45 PM - Binocular Astronomy - Sean Post
8:00 PM - You Bought a Telescope - Now What? - Paul Fischer
9:00 PM - Nighttime Observing and Star Party*
*Observing will take place if weather permits
See for information about group visits to UACNJ.

The spring issue of our newsletter, Focus, includes a complete schedule of our 2019 public programs and information about our Member Clubs.
You can read it
Please consider making a donation to help us continue to provide programs for the public and improve our facilities. Donations can be mailed to UACNJ at P.O. Box 150, Hope, NJ 07844, made via PayPal from our website, or placed in our donation jars when you visit. Donations to UACNJ are tax-deductible.

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