The forces of rotation caused red hot masses of stones to be torn away from the Earth and to be thrown into the ether, and this is the origin of the stars.

— Anaxagoras 428 BC


Star Party and Perseids Meteor Shower!

Event Date: 
Sat, 08/08/2015 - 9:30pm

Join us at Wallisch Homestead, a nice dark sky site, to observe Saturn, double stars, star clusters, constellations, and more with NJAG member telescopes.

We will also be searching for meteors from the Perseid Meteor Shower! To view the Perseids, you may want to bring a blanket or reclining chair to comfortably get a good view of the sky. Click "more" below for additional info.

Star Party at Verona Public Library

Event Date: 
Thu, 07/23/2015 - 9:00pm

Verona Library


Stargazing at Wallisch Homestead

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/25/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm


Event Date: 
Thu, 03/05/2015 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Telescope Night for tonight March 5 has been cancelled due to the poor weather conditions. Note there will be no Telescope Night next week due to Spring Break at MSU. Telescope Nights will resume March 19.

Telescope Night Cancelled

Event Date: 
Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Public Telescope Night for tonight Dec. 11 th has been cancelled due to extensive cloud cover. Telescope nights are over for the fall, but will start up again on January 22 at Montclair State University. We'll see you then!

Telescope Night Cancelled

Event Date: 
Thu, 10/02/2014 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm


Banyan School Star Party - CANCELLED

Event Date: 
Fri, 10/03/2014 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

This event has been cancelled.

Telescope Nights

Event Date: 
Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Dec 11 2014 except Thu Oct 02 2014, Thu Nov 27 2014.
Thu, 09/04/2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu, 09/18/2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu, 09/25/2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu, 10/09/2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu, 10/16/2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu, 11/06/2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu, 11/13/2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu, 11/20/2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu, 12/04/2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

NJAG Telescope Night

Join us on Thursday nights for stargazing with our telescopes (weather permitting). All are welcome!

Telescope Night

Telescope Night

Telescope Night May 2, 2013

Celestron FirstScope Telescope

Celestron FirstScope Telescope

I purchased this telescope from BJ's just to see for myself how good it was.  It was cheap.  The sale price I got with a coupon was $40.  The scope comes with a dobsonian mount that is pretty good, but a bit lightweight.  That's suppose to be a selling point according to Celestron.  It moved very smoothly.  The scope comes with two Huygen eyepieces 4mm and 20mm or 75X and 15X.  I used both and at low power I had no problem, but the eyepieces are usually the weak spot of any telescope at that price.  I used my own 12mm plossl, 7.4mm Teleview and a 18mm