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


Sunrise Solar Eclipse

Event Date: 
Thu, 06/10/2021 - 5:30am - 6:30am


Virtual Astronomy Night

Event Date: 
Thu, 10/22/2020 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Virtual Astro NightPassaic County Parks & Recreation and NJAG are presenting a free Virtual Astronomy Night on Thursday, October 22 at 8 p.m.

Eclipse Watch - Cancelled

Event Date: 
Sun, 01/20/2019 - 10:30pm - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 12:30am

lunar eclipse

Eclipse Watch

Observe Apollo 8’s Lunar Milestones

This year’s International Observe the Moon Night is on Oct. 20. On that night the 11-day-old waxing gibbous Moon will rise in the late afternoon and set before dawn. Sunlight will reveal most of the lunar surface and the Moon will be visible all night long. You can observe the Moon’s features whether you’re observing with the unaided eye, through binoculars or through a telescope.

Stargazing at Wallisch Homestead

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/03/2016 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Wallisch HomesteadStargazing at Wallisch Homestead

Saturday, December 3, 6-9 PM

Wallisch Homestead, 65 Lincoln Ave, West Milford, NJ


Lunar Eclipse

Event Date: 
Sun, 09/27/2015 - 9:00pm - 11:59pm

Lunar eclipose
Come Join North Jersey Astronomical Group and the Newark Museum staff to view a total lunar eclipse with our telescopes. The event is free, and is co-sponsored by the Essex County NJ Department of Parks.


Moon on Thursday January 8, 2015

I was driving north on Route 539 from Whiting, NJ  7 a.m.  when I noticed a strange looking Moon.  In the upper right side there was what appeared to be a "slice" in the Moon.   What in the world?  I looked and looked, could not believe my eyes.  No clouds as it was absolutely clear.  I rolled down my window, no change.  Took off my glasses, no change.  What?   About 15 minutes down the road I noticed that the Moon was back to normal.  But what caused the appearance of the "knife-like slice"  on the Moon?   Did

Winter Solstice Eclipse

A Total Lunar Eclipse will occur on the morning of Tuesday,  December 21, 2010 from 1:33 am to 5:01 am.

For more info see the Newark Museum' Blog

9 Astronomy MIlestones for 2009

9 Astronomy Milestones in 2009
By Jeremy Hsu
posted: 28 December 2009
06:09 pm ET