CANCELLED - Public Telescope Nights
See the night sky and learn about what you're really looking at from professionals with professional equipment.
What you'll see:
Constellations, the Moon, Planets, Star Clusters, Double Stars, Nebulae, Galaxies, and more.
- The Moon is featured on February 6, March 5, April 2, and April 30.
- See Venus January to March.
- See Uranus January to March,
- See Neptune January to February
- See Taurus, Orion and Gemini January to March.
- See the Pleiades and Beehive star clusters January to March.
- See the Andromeda galaxy in January and February.
Public Telescope Night is organized by a team of volunteers affiliated with the North Jersey Astronomical Group (NJAG). It runs every clear Thursday during the academic year when school is in session. You can find a full schedule here. Our telescopes cannot see through clouds! Public Telescope Nights are cancelled if the weather is cloudy, cold (<20 F), or very windy. It's considered "clear" if you can see the moon or at least 10 stars clearly. This determination is made ~6pm that day; cancellations are usually noted on the NJAG Facebook page.