The North Jersey Astronomical Group is an astronomy club of more than fifty stargazers interested in all aspects of the night sky. Since 1981, the NJAG has sponsored many activities for the public in Northern New Jersey, including weeklyTelescope Nights for families of all ages.
On clear Thursday nights, you can take the kids to Montclair State University’s campus and look through telescopes to see constellations, planets and much more. Your kids, and you, will learn so much about our solar system. The next two Telescope Nights for families will focus on the Moon.
Stargazing Telescope Nights
Who: Stargazers of all ages.
What: Telescopes will be set up for the public to view the night sky on clear Thursday nights. See constellations, the Moon, planets, double stars, nebulae, galaxies, and more. See Orion and the Pleiades in January to March and see Saturn in April. The telescopes cannot see through clouds. Public Telescope Night will be canceled if the weather is cloudy, very cold, or very windy.
Where: In front of Richardson Hall, a science and mathematics building, just east of the Student Center at MSU, 1 Normal Ave, Montclair, NJ, 07043
When: Thursdays at 7:30 pm for small kids to see the Moon on March 8, March 29, April 5, and May 3. Sponsored by the North Jersey Astronomical Group.