"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

Public Telescope Night

Event Date: 
Thu, 05/11/2023 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

At Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave, Montclair NJ        

WHEN: 8:00 - 9:30 PM

Telescopes will be set up on campus in front of the Center for Environmental and Life Sciences (CELS) building. Visitors can park in the Red Hawk Deck, or in the metered spots in Lot 19 behind Blanton Hall. Montclair State University is located at 1 Normal Ave, Montclair, NJ. Parking map: https://buff.ly/3ogQydV

WHAT: Join us for FREE stargazing including Constellations, the Moon, Planets, Star clusters, Double stars, Nebulae, Galaxies, and more!

Our telescopes cannot see through clouds! Public Telescope Nights will be cancelled if the weather is cloudy (it's considered "clear" if you can see the moon or at least 10 stars clearly). In the event it is cloudy or raining, we will make an announcement if we are canceling or postponing.