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Public Telescope Nights

January 21, 2016, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location Richardson Hall - Outside in the Science Quad
CostFREEPosted InCollege of Science and Mathematics
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The star party goes from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. on February 18, March 17 and April 14.

You'll See:

  • Constellations - Taurus, Orion, and Gemini, January to March.
  • The Moon - featured on January 21, February 18, March 17, and April 14.
  • Planets - Jupiter and its moons, March to May.
  • Star clusters - Pleiades and the Beehive, January to March.
  • Galaxies - Andromeda, January and February.
  • and more - Orion Nebula, January to March.

Our telescopes cannot see through clouds! Public Telescope Night will be cancelled if the weather is cloudy, very cold (< 20 F) or very windy. It is considered clear if you can see the moon or ten stars clearly. Call 973-594-6524 after 6:00 p.m. on Thursday evenings for a pre-recorded message indicating if telescope night is cancelled.


Contact Dr. Marc Favata, or 973-655-5132, for more information. You can also visit Mary Lou West's website.

You can also check out the North Jersey Astronomical Group on Facebook!