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Listed below are local Observatories, Planetariums and Clubs.

Observatories in New Jersey

By County

 

(Click on the name to go to their website and find the hours of operation.)

 

  Bergen         William D. McDowell Observatory - 3 De Korte Park Plz, Lyndhurst

 

  Essex           North Jersey Astronomical Group - Montclair State University - Montclair

 

  Hunterdon   New Jersey Astronomical Association Voorhees State Park - Glen Gardner

  

  Mercer         Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton, Inc. - Washington-Crossing Park, Titusville

                       Peyton Observatory Princeton University - Princeton

 

  Middlesex   Robert A. Schommer Astronomical Obs (Rutgers Serin Physics Lab) - Piscataway

 
  Morris         Sheep Hill Astronomical Association - Boonton
 

  Union          Amateur Astronomers Inc. - Union County College - Cranford

 

  Warren        United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey, Inc. - Jenny Jump State Forest -  near Hope

 

 

Planetariums in New Jersey

By County

Essex           Alice and Leonard Dreyfuss - Newark Museum - Newark   (Dome: 23ft   Seating: 50)

 

Gloucester   Fredric and Jean Edelman - Rowan University - Glassboro  (Dome: 40ft   Seating: 102)

 

Hudson        Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium - Liberty Science Center - Jersey City (Dome: 89ft   Seating: 400)

 

Mercer          Paul S. Hiack - The College of New Jersey - Ewing  (Dome: 30ft   Seating: 48)

                      New Jersey State Museum  - Trenton  (Dome: 40ft   Seating: 149)

 

Morris           Longo Planetarium - County College of Morris - Randolph  (Dome: 33ft   Seating: 91)

 

Ocean           Robert J. Novins Planetarium - Ocean County College - Toms River  (Dome: 40ft   Seating: 118)

 

Somerset      Raritan Valley Community College - Branchburg  (Dome: 39ft   Seating: 100)

Astronomy Clubs local to New Jersey

By County

Atlantic        South Jersey Astronomy Club - Egg Harbor Township   www.sjac.us   (Atlantic Cty Library Branch)

 

Essex           North Jersey Astronomical Group - Upper Montclair   http://njastro.org  (Montclair State University)

                     New Jersey Institute of Technology Club - Newark   (need contact info)

 

Hunterdon   New Jersey Astronomical Association - High Bridge   www.njaa.org  (Voorhees State Park)

 

Mercer         Amateur Astronomers Assoc of Princeton - Hopewell Township   www.princetonastronomy.org

 

Middlesex   Rutgers Astronomical Society - Piscataway   http://ras.physics.rutgers.edu/

 

Monmouth   Society of Telescopy, Astronomy, and Radio - Lincroft    www.starastronomy.org

 

Morris          Morris Museum Astronomical Society - Morristown   www.mmastrosociety.org   (Morris Museum)

                     Sheep Hill Astronomical Association - Booton   www.sheephillastro.org

                     Skyland Stargazers - Morris   www.skylandstargazers.org

 

Ocean          Astronomical Society of the Toms River Area  - Toms River   www.astra-nj.org   (Ocean Cty College)

 

Somerset    Franklin Township Astronomy Club  - Franklin Township   www.facebook.com/FranklinAstronomy

 

Sussex        Sterling Hill Astronomy Group - Ogdensburg   (Sterling Hill Mining Museum)

                                                                     www.sterlinghillminingmuseum.org/ellis-astronomical-observatory

 

Union          Amateur Astronomers Inc. - Cranford   www.asterism.org  (Union County College)

 

Warren      North West Jersey Amateur Astronomers - Blairstown   www.nwjaa.org

                  United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey - Hope  www.uacnj.org   (Jenny Jump State Forest)   

                  Tatem Observatory Outreach Group - Medford   https://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/club-view.cfm?Club_ID=1222

                          (YMCA Camp Ockanican)

 

New York    Amateur Astronomers Association of NY - New York, NY   www.aaa.org

                    Columbia University Astronomy Outreach  - New York, NY     

                                     http://outreach.astro.columbia.edu/contact/index.html

                    NYSkies Astronomy Inc - New York, NY   www.nyskies.org
                    Rockland Astronomy Club - Suffern, NY   www.rocklandastronomy.com

 

Pennsylvania    Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association - Ambler, PA   http://blog.bma2.org 

                                                                                            (Upper Dublin Lutheran Church)

                           Lehigh Valley Amateur Astronomical Society  - Allentown, PA   https://lvaas.org

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