Astronomy Club interested in all aspects of the night sky

The space of night is infinite,
The blackness and emptiness
Crossed only by thin bright fences
Of logic

— Kenneth Rexroth
"Theory of Numbers"

North Jersey Astronomical Group


Welcome to the North Jersey Astronomical Group's web page. The NJAG is an astronomy club of more than fifty stargazers interested in all aspects of the night sky.

Since 1981, the NJAG has sponsored many activities for the public in Northern New Jersey, including weekly Telescope Nights and a monthly lecture series in the spring and fall plus special events. Tens of thousands of people have discovered the wonders of the Universe through our telescopes!

For information on joining our club - please click on "Join NJAG" on the menu above.


The NJAG is a member of the
United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey

 ...and the International Dark Sky Association (IDA).






Our Telescope Nights at Montclair State have ended for the season but will resume in the fall. In the meantine for more information on other events and meetings see our Events Calendar or Facebook page. Also see Telescope Nights at MSU.



Monthly meetings of the NJAG are held on the second Wednesday of the month (except August). Free and open to the public.



Partial Eclipse


The United States will experience a major total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. We will not see totality here in NJ, but 75% of the sun will be covered by the moon. The eclipse starts at 1:22 p.m. Maximum eclipse occurs at 2:45 p.m. and the eclipse ends at 4:00 p.m.


We will not be holding a public event for this eclipse as most of our members will be heading either south or west to view totailty. You can view the event yourself here in NJ using a solar filter or pinhole projector. For more information about safely viewing the eclipse, solar filters and maps of totality, visit NASA's solar eclipse webpage. If you would like to photograph the eclipse, see Fred  Espenak's article How to Photograph a Solar Eclipse.

Note the American Astronomical Society has warned that some unscrupulous vendors have been selling "counterfeit" solar filters. The American Astronomical Society has published the following list of reputable sources for filters. Please note NJAG does not have glasses available.

If the weather is cloudy, you can still watch event live on NASA TV.



Click on "Events" above for more information about upcoming stargazing nights, programs, meetings and other events.


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