Categories for Astronomy

Family Astronomy Day was so fun!

This weekend, we attended the Family Astronomy Day at Jenny Jump State Forest near Hope, NJ. The United Astronomy Clubs of NJ houses several permanent telescopes each owned by a different NJ astronomy club. The view was breathtaking. Daytime gave us beautiful views, interesting talks, and some kids activities as well as solar observing. One of ...

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Free Family Astronomy Field Day – August 24th

Please join us at Jenny Jump TODAY, AUGUST 24th, starting at 3:00, for a FREE Family Astronomy Field Day! Activities include: 3:00 – Welcome to Jenny Jump with Ernie Kabert 3:00-5:45 – Solar observing 3:00-5:45 – Kids’ activities 3:00-5:45 – member clubs and guest exhibitors displays, including a Meteorite display ...

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See Tonight’s Lunar Eclipse!

Now that the “blizzard” has passed the skies are clearing and Mother Nature has a show to put on for us tonight! This evening the full Blood Moon will be eclipsed by the Earth’s shadow. Earth casts a shadow opposite the sun into space for about 870,000 miles. The outer ...

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What’s up in the Summer Sky? A presentation at the Fanwood Memorial Library

Thursday July 12th at 6:30pm, Wayne Zuhl will be presenting a talk at the Fanwood Memorial Library about some of the highlights of what can be seen this Summer in the sky. Information will cover topics about the planets that will be visible, the Perseid Meteor Shower and an brief ...

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The Great American Eclipse is Almost Here!

By now, you have probably heard something about the “Great American Eclipse“ which is going to take place on Monday, August 21st.  You may have seen some things on social media or even network or cable news, but the hype is just starting to ramp up. So what is it? ...

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How to Safely View the Great American Eclipse from NJ

You’ve probably heard the news that the first solar eclipse visible in the continental United States in 99 years will occur in a few weeks. In fact, in some groups, eclipse mania has taken over with people frantically buying tickets to go to remote places to witness the 2-3 minutes ...

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How Super will this SuperMoon be?

Pretty super, if you’re in to statistics. Not so super if you’re expecting a dramatic celestial event. Here’s why. The Moon orbits the Earth in an ellipse. So twice a month, every month, it is relatively close to the Earth – between 356,400 and 370,400 kilometers away. We call that Perigee. ...

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Venus and Jupiter Conjunction

If the skies cooperate we will be in for a rare display this Friday and Saturday evenings.  Jupiter and Venus will be making their closest (apparent) approach to each other, it will be the closest approach until 2065! The two planets will appear about 0.1 degrees apart.  For scale the full ...

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