"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

Where can I view the Geminids?

We are getting a lot of questions about where people can go to view the Geminids.

We do have our regularly scheduled Telescope Night on Thursday, Dec 13 (Cleck on "Events" above) - the shower will be underway at that point so you might catch a few early ones.

Unfortunately, as far as we are aware, most local, county & state parks technically close after sunset. State parks that offer camping may be open but you'll very likely need a permit and some are closed due to damage from Hurricane Sandy. You'll have to check with local, county or state park departments for more information (See: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/camping.html).

--NJAG