Oh, would it not be absurd if there was no objective state?
What if the unobserved always waits, insubstantial,
till our eyes give it shape?

— Peter Hammill

Virtual Telescope Night

Event Date: 
Thu, 12/09/2021 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

At Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ        

WHEN: 8 - 9 PM, Thursday, December 9

WHERE: 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!

HOW: Given the current pandemic we are not able to share eyepieces, therefore we will be projecting live images from our telescope(s) on a monitor for all to enjoy.

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). If the weather does not allow an in-person event, we will hold this event online (to register see:

IMPORTANT NOTE: According to the forecast, the weather conditions will rapidly deteriorate later in the day. Therefore we are switching our Telescope Night to a virtual program tonight Dec. 9.

Here's a registration link if you'd like to join us:


All visitors to Montclair State must complete a COVID-19 "Hawk Check," MSU's online COVID-19 self-checker, before visiting campus!