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Free Family Astronomy Field Day

Free Family Astronomy Field Day

Join us for our 4th annual free Astronomy Field Day on Saturday, August 24 from 3:00 PM to midnight!

Pack your picnic basket, grab a blanket, and bring the whole family to New Jersey's premier site for public astronomy - the UACNJ observatories and lecture hall in Jenny Jump State Forest, Hope, NJ. There will be numerous events throughout the day, including presentations on the Solar System, the space program, and how to use binoculars & telescopes for stargazing. We will also have solar telescopes set up to safely view the Sun. This will be followed by observing with our telescopes after dark (weather permitting).

Scheduled Events
3:00PM Welcome with Park Superintendent Ernie Kabert
3:15PM Lecture: Our Weird Solar System with Sebastien Post
4:30PM Lecture: One Giant Leap with Kevin Conod
5:45PM to 6:45PM Picnic Break
6:45PM Lecture: Binocular Astronomy with Sean Post
8:00PM Lecture: You Bought a Telescope, Now What? with Paul Fischer
9:00PM to 12:00AM Stargazing

Additional participants include:
Teeter's Telescopes, West Morris Amateur Radio Club, North East Branch Warren County Library, Al Witzgall Meteor Display, Pearl Observatory, and local Astronomy Clubs

For more information, please visit, or write to

Please Note. Alcohol is prohibited at our facilities and in Jenny Jump State Forest. Dogs are welcome but must be leashed at all times.

Event Properties

Event Date 08-24-2019 3:00 pm
Event End Date 08-24-2019 11:55 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Jenny Jump State Forest