"Professor Goddard does not know the relation between action and reaction and the need to have something better than a vacuum against which to react. He seems to lack the basic knowledge ladled out daily in high schools."
--1921 New York Times editorial about Robert Goddard's revolutionary rocket work.

"Correction: It is now definitely established that a rocket can function in a vacuum. The 'Times' regrets the error."
NY Times, July 1969.

— New York Times

Sun

Montclair Farmer's Market

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/09/2019 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

MontclairNJAG will be at the Montclair Farmer's Market on Saturday, Nov. 9. Telescopes will be set up for the general public to safely view the Sun from 8 am to 2 pm (weather permitting).

Solar Observing

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/12/2016 - 8:00am - 2:00pm
Sun

Solar Observing

Event Date: 
Sat, 09/24/2016 - 8:00am - 2:00pm
Sun

Solar Observing

Event Date: 
Sat, 07/09/2016 - 8:00am - 2:00pm
Sun

Mercury Transit Watch

Event Date: 
Mon, 05/09/2016 - 7:00am - 2:30pm

Mercury TransitNJAG and the staff of the Newark Museum's Dreyfuss Planetarium will have solar telescopes set up at Eagle Rock Reservation on Monday, May 9 for the rare transit of Mercury.

 

Solar Observing

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/30/2016 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Maker FaireSOLAR OBSERVING

Sun

Sun

Sun July 6, 2012

El Sol

Here's a photo of the sun.  I had an impossible time finding a perfect focus.  I used a Celestron SP-C6 telescope and an Olympus C-4040Zoom.  I was very impressed with the Thousand Oaks Solar Filter.  The RG film is great.  I used to use Roger Tutthill's solar filter.  Oaks is a more natural color instead of blue.

El Sol

El Sol

Like I wrote on my blog, I really couldn't find a perfect focus.  It's hot now!

A photo of a photo happening

A photo of a photo happening

Chrissy Fimiani takes a photo of Roger West, Mary Lou West, John Miksits and Phil Fimiani.  We were at the beginning of the solar system walk, the sun, at the NJ Botanical Gardens.  Our final destination along the walk was Saturn.  Saturn was quite a distance from this point. 

This photo of all of us was taken by Maja Britton.