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CANCELLED - Public Telescope Nights

Due to the rapidly-evolving COVID-19 response, many events have been canceled but have not been updated on the calendar. Please contact the event organizer to verify that the event is still taking place before you attend.

March 26, 2020, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location Center for Environmental and Life Sciences - Outside in the Science Quad
CostFreePosted InCollege of Science and Mathematics
Center for Environmental and Life Sciences at night

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.

Special Sightings:

  • 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.

Questions?

Contact Dr. Marc Favata, Physics & Astronomyfavatam@montclair.edu

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