Watch the stars and from them learn. To the Master's honor all must turn, Each in its track, without a sound, Forever tracing Newton's ground

— Albert Einstein

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Virtual Stargazing

VIRTUAL STARGAZING

Tuesday, January 19, 7:30 - 8:30 pm

 

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.

Springtime Planet Party

Springtime Planet Party

David Prosper

                                  

March brings longer days for Northern Hemisphere observers, especially by the time of the equinox. Early risers are treated to the majority of the bright planets dancing in the morning skies, with the Moon passing between them at the beginning and end of the month.

Earth EquinoxThe vernal equinox occurs on March 20, marking the official beginning of spring for the Northern Hemisphere. Our Sun shines equally on the Northern and Southern Hemispheres during the moment of equinox, which is why the March and September equinoxes are the only times of the year when the Earth’s north and south poles are simultaneously lit by sunlight. Exacting astronomers will note that the length of day and night on the equinox are not precisely equal; the date when they are closest to equal depends on your latitude, and may occur a few days earlier or later than the equinox itself. One complicating factor is that the Sun isn’t a point light source, but a disc. Its edge is refracted by our atmosphere as it rises and sets, which adds several minutes of light to every day. The Sun doesn’t neatly wink on and off at sunrise and sunset like a light bulb, and so there isn’t a perfect split of day and night on the equinox - but it’s very close!

 

 

 

Public Telescope Nights

Event Date: 
Repeats every week until Thu Dec 14 2017 except Thu Nov 23 2017.
Thu, 09/07/2017 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu, 09/14/2017 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu, 09/21/2017 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu, 09/28/2017 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu, 10/05/2017 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu, 10/12/2017 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu, 10/19/2017 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu, 10/26/2017 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu, 11/02/2017 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu, 11/09/2017 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu, 11/16/2017 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu, 11/30/2017 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu, 12/07/2017 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu, 12/14/2017 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

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

WHEN: 8 - 9 PM, Clear Thursdays through Dec. 14. Note: there will be no Telescope Night on Nov. 23 (Thanksgiving)

New Horizons Plans to Return to Normal Science Operations

July 5, 2015New Horizons Plans July 7 Return to Normal Science Operations

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!

A Guide to Outer Space Surveillance!

Pedro sent us an iteresting link for

Saturn Sized

Saturn Sized

Jupiter

Jupiter

Jupiter at 1:00 am this morning. Now that the southern equatorial belt is missing, the red spot really stands out.

Imaged through 5" refractor @ f-14 rgb filters.

Lots more planets found outside solar system

WASHINGTON – Astronomers have found 32 new planets outside our solar system, adding evidence to the theory that the universe has many places where life could develop.
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